February 13, 2019
Our employee spotlight series continues with a highlight of Executive Vice President Edwin Moss. Edwin oversees Corporate Services and Lease Management for a number of the firm’s regional, national and international clients, which includes contract work in real estate markets throughout North America.
Edwin began his career at J.H. Berry in 2004. Since then, his commitment to industry knowledge and expertise has provided significant support to the firm’s growth. Edwin holds his Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR), Certified Property Manager (CPM) and a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designations. In 2015, Edwin was featured in the Birmingham Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40. Edwin is actively involved with Wise Guys Ministries, College Golf Fellowship and is a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church. He also served on the Committee for the Future for Children’s of Alabama.
Edwin obtained his Bachelor of Science in finance with a concentration on real estate as well as his Master of Arts in marketing from the University of Alabama.
You have the unique perspective of working at J.H. Berry for the entirety of your career. What are a few of the firm’s accomplishments you’re most proud of, and what excites you about J.H. Berry’s future?
One of the great things I have seen over the past 15 years is the long-term commitment and tenure of the people that make up our J.H. Berry team. We have been blessed with great people that have led and been a part of the team for several years. I’m excited about the future and the great opportunity the young people that make up our growing company have to perpetuate the business.
Throughout the CRE industry, there is an increased emphasis on recruiting and preparing the next generation of brokers. When J.H. Berry welcomes new, young team members, what advice do you pass along?
The dynamic nature of the CRE industry creates a continuous opportunity to learn and grow. But, with the many different facets of the industry, it does take time to get comfortable and to hit your stride. My advice to young brokers is that patience coupled with hustle create the real opportunities over time.
From your certifications, you obviously have a commitment to learning about the CRE industry. How have those designations helped you in your career?
Each designation comes from great organizations that provide beneficial education and networking opportunities. I have been involved at different levels with each organization at different stages in my career, and each has provided the opportunity to learn the specific aspects of the industry. Active involvement in these types of organizations (IREM, CCIM, SIOR) is something all CRE professionals should foster.
What’s the greatest opportunity for growth in Birmingham’s commercial real estate market?
I don’t view a particular sector or area as truly having the most opportunity. The Birmingham market is conservative, which, generally speaking, allows for steady prospects across multiple sectors and submarkets. In our market, these opportunities have to be created as opposed to just serviced.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
Any free time I have is typically spent with my family. I am blessed with an awesome wife and three energetic children that keep me on the go when I’m not working. I also enjoy doing anything outdoors with my family (hunting, fishing, hiking, skiing, golf, youth sports). Also tied to my family is a new ministry I have been involved with over the past few years called Wise Guys. This has been a great place to serve with my two young boys and other dads in the community.