If you’re unfamiliar with Graham Edwards, he is the CEO of Telereal Trillium, one of the United Kingdom’s largest commercial real estate firms. Headquartered in London, the privately held firm consists of a workforce of roughly 500 employees, all working collectively to manage a portfolio of 8,000 properties, see more (glassdoor.com). Additionally, Telereal Trillium has worked diligently to establish fruitful partnerships with many of UK’s top-tier clients including the Department for Work and Pensions, Aviva, and BT (provider of business broadband and business phone services). As CEO, Edwards helped spearhead initiatives that led to a £2.4bn outsourcing deal, which added 6,000 properties, previously handled by BT, to the firm’s portfolio of properties.
Of course, Graham’s achievement did not end there, in 2009, he negotiated a deal that allowed the firm to acquire Trillium from Land Securities Group Plc, a commercial property development, and investment company. The acquisition not only resulted in the firm being rebranded as Telereal Trillium but also, made them one of the most sought-after firms in the UK.
When it comes to business, Graham Edwards is a venerable polymath; in addition to his work with Telereal Trillium, he is an active member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, based in England and Wales. He is also an active member of the UK Society of Investment Professionals, the Association of Corporate Treasurers, and lastly, a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. And, on those rare occasions, when Edwards finds a moment of free time, he conducts speaking engagements at Cambridge University. Of course, not being one to rest on his Laurel’s, Edwards still seeks out those opportunities that will result in personal growth. In fact, he recently began studying at King’s College London, where he is pursuing an MA in International Relations.
Prior to joining Telereal Trillium, Edwards worked for Merrill Lynch Investment Management, serving as a fund manager. In addition, he was the head of finance for the BT Group Plc’s property division, which would later help him secure the outsourcing deal with Telereal Trillium. So, needless to say, Telereal Trillium is most certainly, in capable hands with Graham Edwards.