The Centre for Policy Studies (CPS) has announced that Graham Edwards will be the chairman of the new Housing Policy Group and a CPS Research Fellow. CPS was originally founded by Margaret Thatcher and Sir Keith Joseph in 1974 and is an independent non-profit organization that is not affiliated with any political parties.
CPS recently initiated a new platform for fresh ideas and policies, entitled New Generation, in November 2017. Four new programmes have been launched to support the New Generation initiative: business and enterprise; welfare; housing and planning; and tax and cost of living. For each of these programme areas, a policy group will be formed to advise CPS on its research efforts and work. As chairman of the Housing Policy Group, Graham Edwards Telereal will be overseeing the housing programme.
Graham Edwards is the CEO of Telereal Trillium, an investment and property outsourching firm formed by the acquisition of Trillium in 2009. Telereal Trillium manages The Department for Work and Pensions job centres, amongst other properties. It is estimated that around 1 percent of the United Kingdom’s workforce is housed in properties managed by Telereal Trillium and that Telereal Trillium’s portfolio is worth upwards of 6 million pounds.
Before becoming the top executive of Telereal Trillium, Graham Edwards was a fund manager at Merrill Lynch Investment Management. When Telereal was formed in 2001, Graham Edwards became CEO and has been the chief executive ever since. Graham Edwards led Telereal in the formation of a 30-year property partnership with BT Plc, which resulted in the acquisition of 6,700 properties. Graham Edwards also led the negotiations for the acquisition of Trillium from Land Securities Group Plc, which merger then became Telereal Trillium.
With Graham Edwards as the lead, Telereal Trillium has continued to develop their guiding business principles that are at the core of the success of Telereal Trillium. The basic tenet of this business philosophy is the manner in which Telereal Trillium delivers solutions that are straightforward, despite the overall complexities of real estate dealings.