Graham Edwards: Powerful, Generous CEO to Telereal Trillium

Graham Edwards holds the distinguished position of CEO of Telereal Trillium, the largest privately held property business in the United Kingdom. He gained this position in 2001 with Telereal prior to the merger of 2009 when two major players in the industry (Telereal and Trillium) came together. His educational background includes graduation from both King’s College London and the University of Cambridge. Before landing his current position at Telereal Trillium, Graham Edwards held positions at Merrill Lynch, and the BT Group Plc’s property department, as well as holding the position of Chief Investment Officer at Talisman Global Asset Management (En.wikipedia).

The story of growth and evolution for this noteworthy merger started as an approach from CEO of Telereal at the time, Graham Edwards, to chief executive of Trillium, Ian Ellis. Graham Edwards personally led the acquisition of Trillium and fashioned a substantial amount of weight in the property market. Graham Edwards transitioned into the position of CEO over Telereal Trillium and Ian Ellis currently holds the position of non-executive director in the partnership. This is not the only significant growth that Graham Edwards has overseen. In 2007 he deftly oversaw the deal by Telereal to purchase property held by the Royal Bank of Scotland. The transaction involved a sale and lease-back transaction and in due course resulted in the purchase of a very significant property deal.

The company’s philanthropic efforts are well acknowledged. Graham Edwards is proud to oversee the Donation Matching Scheme of the company which has supported 103 unique UK registered charities. The company program enables employees to monetarily support the charitable organization of their choice with company matching up to a capped amount. Edwards reports that assessments of company employees express that the vast majority feel a great sense of pride and accomplishment related to the work done by Telereal Trillium.