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real estate company executive

Edward David Surovell, American real estate company executive. Licensed real estate broker, Michigan.


Surovell, Edward David was born on March 20, 1940 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Samuel and Florence Deborah (Starfield) Surovell.


Bachelor, Columbia University, 1962. Postgraduate, University Michigan, 1971.


Copy editor Harcourt, Brace & World, Incorporated, New York York City, 1963-1965. Editor Princeton (New Jersey) University Press, 1965-1967, Scott, Foresman Company, Glenview, Illinois, 1967-1968, University Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1968-1972. Real estate agent Fletcher & Klein, Inc., 1973-1975.

Sales manager Charles Reinhart Company, 1975-1982. President Edward Surovell Realtors, since 1982.


  • Licensed real estate broker, Michigan.


Member Ann Arbor City Planning Commission, 1988-1991, 95-98, Downtown Development Authority, Ann Arbor, 1991-1995. Trustee Ann Arbor District Library., since 1996, president, 2004-2006. Trustee Library. Michigan Foundation, since 2005.

Board directors Michigan Shakespeare Festival, since 1999, Chamber Music American, since 2004. Member Michigan Board Professional Community Planners, 1988-1992. Member National Association Realtors, Ann Arbor Area Board Realtors (president 1985, Realtor of Year 1990), University Museum Society (board directors 1992-1998, trustee Michigan Center for the Book 1998-2002), Michigan History Commission (board member since 2005, president since 2007), Michigan History Foundation (board directors since 2007), History Society Michigan (trustee since 1992), Eastern Michigan University Foundation Board (board directors since 2008).


  • Other Interests

    Book collecting, art philantrophy.


Married Barbara Ann Bartelmes, April 26, 1958 (divorced January 1974). Children: David Alexander, Claire Katherine. Married Natalie A. Sallade, June 3, 1999.

Samuel Surovell

Florence Deborah (Starfield) Surovell

Barbara Ann Bartelmes

Natalie A. Sallade

David Alexander Surovell

Claire Katherine Surovell