Ed Nwokedi

Ed Nwokedi

Formal First Name
Edward (Ed)

Edward Nwokedi is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of RedSwan CRE, a pioneering platform for tokenized commercial real estate. He is a prominent innovator and tokenization leader with nearly 20 years of experience in the capital markets. Nwokedi is also a negotiation expert who executes premium commercial real estate investment assets for private equity and institutional clients. He has performed over $3 billion in transactions and has assisted hundreds of clients with the acquisition and disposition of Class A, B and C multi-family properties.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • Debt Structuring
  • Asset Valuations
  • Blockchain
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Urban Development Feasibility Analysis
  • Real Estate Portfolio Consultation 
  • Asset Liquidity Resolution Management

  • Before entering the real estate scene, Nwokedi founded a venture-backed startup and sold it for $100 million to a Fortune 500 company.
  • He is one of the repeat top performers in Houston with more than $2.5 billion in successful transactions.
  • In 2012, he reached the Top 5 production level for Cushman & Wakefield, Houston office and has remained Top 10 producer throughout his tenure.
  • He was awarded the 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2017 Houston Business Journal Heavy Hitter Award.

  • Nwokedi is also a serial entrepreneur who has successfully started and excelled in two businesses in the automotive sector.
  • He started his first venture at the age of 23, purchasing the first of 7 automotive service centers in the San Francisco Bay Area and growing sales of 10x before exiting to start his next automotive venture
  • was a blend of automotive logistics and e-commerce technology. It went on to raise over $95 million from leading venture companies like Lightspeed and NEA.
  • He and his co-founder grew the company to over 210 employees before exiting to Fortune 500 company ADP in a strategic acquisition in 2001.

  • Nwokedi has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.