Ed Padilla joined NorthMarq in 1991, first as managing director of the Minneapolis regional office, then in 1996 as executive vice president, at which time his responsibilities included managing the Minneapolis, St. Louis and Chicago offices. He became CEO of NorthMarq in 2000; in 2012 he became CEO of NorthMarq Companies, the Pohlad Companies’ commercial real estate services holding company. The companies operate in 40 markets across the U.S., providing mortgage banking, property management, brokerage and real estate advisory. Ed has a strong commitment to the community, as the board chair of CommonBond Communities. CommonBond Communities is the Midwest’s largest nonprofit provider of affordable housing with services and has developed, owns or manages 5,000 affordable rental apartments and townhomes throughout 50 cities in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa.
He is a former board member of CornerHouse, an interagency child abuse evaluation and training center in Minneapolis. In addition, Padilla previously served on the board of the Neighborhood Development Center in St. Paul, which works in eight ethnic communities and 25 low-income neighborhoods to support resident-owned small businesses.
Ed obtained his B.A. in 1979 from the University of Minnesota and his J.D. in 1982 from the William Mitchell College of Law. Ed is a licensed Minnesota Real Estate Broker.