About Ed

In 2001 Ed graduated from DePaul University’s Kellstadt Real Estate School earning an MBA degree with a real estate concentration.

By graduation Ed had joined NAI Hiffman, and over his 4 years there he worked on the office brokerage team and investment sales teams. Ed then moved and subsequently spent almost 7 years with Jones Lang LaSalle, the second largest commercial real estate services company in the world. Ed’s role as a consultant to HSBC and the Burlington Northern Santa Fe gave him the opportunity to work on many high profile and complex transactions.  

Starting in early 2012- Ed made the decision to join his wife Nellie and work together in residential real estate full time- and together they started the Nellie McCarthy Group.

Nellie, having been a full time realtor since 1996, was just as excited about starting her 16th year in the business as having Ed join him full time! Together they have built a highly recognizable brand in the Western Suburbs of Chicago- and continue to grow each year!

BACKGROUND: As a life long Chicagoan, Ed attended Quigley South; a Seminary Prep High School and then undergraduate at Loyola Chicago. After college, Ed’s career began in finance, working at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange as a brokers’ assistant. Then moving off the floor, Edward sold institutional fixed income bond products and traded equities full time before he began Business school at DePaul. 

PHILOSOPHY: Making the transition to the residential real estate, Ed brings his knowledge of business and vast commercial real estate experience to bear to for his clients.