Purpose-driven real estate investment firm, FORE Partnership, has announced the appointment of Giles Edwards to drive Asset Management across the business. Giles brings a wealth of experience across a variety of asset classes, with a strong focus on value creation across large, complex assets. He is well-versed in sustainability, FORE’s core value proposition to tenants and investors.
Giles joins FORE from London & Cambridge Properties (LCP), where he managed a nationwide portfolio, working with occupiers including Tesco, Sainsburys, Lloyds Pharmacy and Lyreco.
Previously, as Senior Property Portfolio Manager at Heathrow Airport Ltd., he was the primary property department contact managing Principle Contractors on the £2.6bn development of T2, the world’s first BREEAM rated airport terminal, and negotiated leases with an annual rent roll of £15 m during the construction phase. Across T5, T3 and the central terminal area, he led a team delivering annual rents of £58 m.
His earlier career included asset management and surveying roles at Newbridge Capital Investments Ltd., CBRE, and the Barclay Brothers, as well as advising large corporations and banks including Lloyds Banking Group as a consultant.
At FORE Partnership, Giles will be heavily involved with the redevelopment of TBC.London, a 110,000 sq ft forward-thinking work environment that will be 100% electric and zero carbon in operation, making it one of the UK’s most sustainable offices, as well as Cadworks, one of the few Grade-A office buildings in Glasgow’s pipeline, which will be one of Scotland’s most sustainable and cycle-friendly buildings.
Basil Demeroutis, Managing Partner, FORE Partnership, said: “In welcoming Giles to our team, we’ve brought on board someone with a breath of project experience across a portfolio of important property assets, advancing further our efforts to provide purpose-driven real estate which speaks to the demands of a new generation. Giles brings expert capability to enhance our portfolio and unlock deep value. This is a crucial time for us to bolster our team with talented individuals as we raise our next investment fund and look to expand our portfolio. We are looking to expand the team further in 2021”