Mayor's Office Press Release

Mayor's Statement on the Death Today of Houston Developer, Civic Activist and Friend Ed Wulfe

July 28, 2019 -- The following is Mayor Sylvester Turner's statement:

“Ed Wulfe spent decades reshaping Houston into the city we know. Even if you didn’t know his name, you saw and experienced the significant ways he made our city better. Mr. Wulfe revitalized the Gulfgate and Meyerland Plaza shopping centers and successfully chaired a city-wide referendum campaign to expand Houston's light rail and transit systems.

"Not only was he a real estate legend, he was also a civic leader who chaired the Houston Symphony, the Holocaust Museum Houston and the Urban Land Institutes’ Houston District Council.

"We will remember Mr. Wulfe as a titan whose vision and energy helped Houston evolve. I will miss his friendship and wise counsel. We send our deepest condolences to his wife Lorraine and their six children and ten grandchildren.”

Mayor Turner with Ed Wulfe and Family
Ed Wulfe, front, in a recent photo with Mayor Sylvester Turner, daughter Ellyn Wulfe and wife Lorraine Wulfe.