Graham Edwards has been the CEO of Telereal since its inception in 2001. He is an experienced manager, and he had worked in many institutions before becoming the CEO of Telereal (news.cision.com). Before joining Telereal, he was the chief investment officer at Talisman Global Asset management. Talisman Global Asset Management is a department of Pears FSA that was created to aid in asset management. Mr. Edwards was actively involved in the creation of this management arm. This firm today has an Assets under Management (AUM) value of over 1 billion Sterling Pounds.
Mr. Edwards is an Economics degree holder from Cambridge University. He is also a member of many accountancy related bodies. They include:
- Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales(ACA)
- Association of Corporate Treasurers(AMCT)
- UK Society of Investment Professionals(ASIP)
- Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors(FRICS)
Before becoming the CIO at Talisman, he was employed by Merrill Lynch Investment Management where he held the position of the fund manager. He has also worked at BT Plc. in the property department where he served as the head of finance.
Graham Edwards’s time at Telereal has been marked with numerous achievements. He is the brainchild behind the transfer of 6700 properties from BT to Telereal. This transaction was worth approximately 2.4 billion Pounds. At the start of 2009, Mr. Graham Edwards played a pivotal role in negotiations that resulted in the transfer of Trillium ownership from Land Securities Plc. to Telereal. This led to the establishment of Telereal Trillium, and the company has since generated massive profits. The company gets an annual revenue of around 1 billion Pounds.
Telereal Trillium is a company that was formed as a result of a merger between Trillium and Telereal. This was after Telereal acquired the rights to buy Trillium in lengthy negotiations spearheaded by Graham Edwards. The company deals with property management and investment. Trillium was created in 1997, and it was purchased by Land Securities Plc. in 2000. After the change of ownership, the company changed its name to Land Securities Trillium. In 2009, Land Securities sold its headquarters at Norwich for 134 million Sterling Pounds. In the same year, they also sold Trillium to Telereal in a deal worth 750 million Pounds.