Bill Edwards is Executive Vice President, Core Holdings, for Rockefeller Group. In this role he is responsible for leading all aspects of the strategy, leasing, capital improvements and market positioning for the company’s Rockefeller Center portfolio, which consists of an ownership interest in approximately six million square feet of Class A office space. In addition, he oversees Asset and Real Estate Services, including asset and property management.
Mr. Edwards joined the Rockefeller Group in 2016 after nearly two decades with several of the leading real estate private equity and construction companies, where he served in various leadership capacities at both the portfolio and asset level across virtually all property types. In his most recent position, he was Vice President of Asset Management for Blackstone’s Equity Office division, overseeing a nine-building Midtown Class-A portfolio valued at $5.7 billion. At Equity Office, he was involved in the acquisition, repositioning or disposition of several premier properties, including Park Avenue Tower, 1095 Sixth Avenue and 229 West 43rd Street, among others.
Prior to his position with Equity Office, Mr. Edwards was a Vice President of The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest alternative asset management firms. There, Mr. Edwards served as the asset manager for 650 Madison Avenue, a $1.3 billion Plaza District property that was one of the largest investments of Carlyle’s U.S. Real Estate Fund V. Prior to Carlyle, he oversaw a $200 million national portfolio for Greenstreet Real Estate Partners. He started his career as a Project Manager for Tishman Construction Corporation, and was later a Director of Tishman Realty & Construction, where he was focused on corporate performance, risk analysis, M&A and development opportunities.
Mr. Edwards is a graduate of Kansas State University, where he received his bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering, and Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management, where he received his MBA with a concentration in Finance and Real Estate. Additionally, Mr. Edwards is a licensed professional engineer.