Fourth-generation Houstonian Ed Wolff grew up watching his mother, Beth Wolff, build a world-class residential real estate business. After college at Louisiana State University (LSU), Ed joined the family firm and learned the ropes, working his way up to president of the company. Today, Ed and Beth preside over Beth Wolff Realtors Real Living, one of Texas’ most successful residential brokerages and respected mother-son enterprises.Whether it’s new construction, townhouses or luxury homes, Ed enjoys assisting buyers and sellers throughout Houston - and beyond. He holds the Certified Relocation Professional (CRP) and Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designations and is often called upon to share his expertise through talks at real estate seminars and meetings in many different countries. As a director and spokesperson for FIABCI-USA, the American Chapter of the International Real Estate Federation, he promoted his hometown and the USA in cities around the globe and was instrumental in bringing the World Congress of FIABCI to Houston in 2004. An active promoter and supporter of the professional real estate community, Ed has served on the HAR and Texas Association of Realtors (TAR) boards of directors, currently chairs the Texas Association of Realtors Political Action Committee (TREPAC), and contributes his expertise to HAR Governmental Affairs.Ed has received a number of awards and recognitions that include the HAR 2008 John E. Wolf Citizenship Cup Award and HAR 2010 Realtor® of the Year. Houston Business Journal recognized him with its “40 Under 40” award, presented to Houston’s top 40 business people under the age of 40 who excel in their industries and show dynamic leadership in their community. Beth and Ed share a fascinating family history. Their family was established in Texas during Mexican colonial times when an ancestor received a land grant from the Mexican government, and has been an influential presence in the business and civic affairs of Houston since the 1880s. An even older connection involves one of the most significant political milestones in history, the Magna Carta. The Wolffs are directly descended from Richard and Gilbert de Clare, 3rd and 4th Earls of Hertford, father and son signatories to the Magna Carta in 1215. In addition to his many professional and community commitments, Ed is a busy husband and father of two as well as an active member of the LSU Alumni in Houston.