Throughout his thirty-year career with CBRE, Ed DaCosta has established long-term corporate relationships by consistently providing cutting-edge advisory services utilizing CBRE's vast platform of resources. Ed's primary objective is to enable his occupier clients to make sound real estate decisions that align with the client's business objectives, reduce occupancy costs, enhance immediate and long-term value and manage risk.
Ed has repeatedly had the privilege to act as a trusted real estate advisor to such notable firms as Allstate Insurance, Aon, Boeing, Ferrero USA, McKinsey & Company, Merrill Lynch, NYK Line North America, Solvay USA and Towers Watson.
Ed is consistently ranked among CBRE's senior brokers and has been recognized as the company's top producer in the central New Jersey office from 1996 to 2005, and again in 2009. In 2003 and 2015, he was CBRE's Top Office Broker in New Jersey. For sixteen of his thirty-year career with CBRE, Ed has been invited to CBRE's National Recognition Conference-honoring the top 275 producers companywide. In 2000 and 2001, Ed achieved recognition as a member of the prestigious Colbert Coldwell Circle, which represents CBRE's top 100 professionals.
Prior to joining CBRE, Ed was employed by McCormick and Company, a Fortune 500 firm headquartered in Hunt Valley, Maryland. There, he held the position of Territory Sales Representative for the Pennsylvania/New Jersey/New York area and was awarded Divisional Rookie of the Year in 1982 and Divisional Sales Representative of the Year in 1984.
Ed currently resides in Basking Ridge, New Jersey with his wife Elaine of 34 years. They have two children, Edward Joseph and Emily Michele, who are also graduates of Villanova University. Ed is fluent in Portuguese.
Professional Affiliations / Accreditations
- CBRE Colbert Coldwell Circle Member 2000, 2001
- CBRE President’s Advisory Council 2005, 2006
- CBRE National Broker Mentoring Program, Charter Mentor
- Villanova University Center for Real Estate, Advisory Council Charter Member
- CBRE New Jersey Top Office Broker, 2003 and 2015
- Morris County Economic Development Corporation Award 2015
- Mack-Cali Broker of the Year 2003, 2004 and 2005
Villanova University, Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, 1981
- Allstate Insurance
- Amec Earth & Environmental
- American President Lines
- Arrow Electronics
- BEA Systems
- BMW North America
- Cytec Industries
- Ferrero USA
- Fuji Film
- King Pharmaceuticals
- Langan Engineering
- Mazda Motor of America
- McKinsey & Company
- Merrill Lynch
- Munich Reinsurance
- NYK Line North America
- Solvay USA
- The Shaw Group
- Towers Watson
- Valeant Pharmaceuticals
- Wachovia Securities
- Washington Mutual