Tom Edwards is the Global Head of CBRE’s Valuation & Advisory Services (VAS), which provides comprehensive valuation, advisory and consulting services for real estate owners, investors and lenders. He is now responsible for all teams across the Americas, EMEA and APAC regions.
Tom assumed leadership of the APAC VAS business line in July 2014, which includes Consulting Services. In his recently expanded global role, he will still continue to lead the APAC business.
Tom is highly regarded as a forward-thinking leader within the industry for his passion to continually improve and enhance standards. He has been instrumental in improving CBRE Valuation’s quality and risk management processes and its technology platforms. He oversaw the development and deployment of TOPS, CBRE’s proprietary valuations management platform that has become the go-to platform in Asia Pacific.
With a career spanning over 20 years, spending time based in Australia and Asia, Tom has been involved in many complex valuations and consultancy assignments across all asset classes. These include residential, commercial and industrial properties, CBD assets, suburban shopping centres, sub-divisions and specialised assets.
Tom joined CBRE in 2005 following the firm’s acquisition of the DTZ Brisbane valuation business in Queensland, Australia. In 2008, he was appointed as Regional Director of Residential Valuation Services for CBRE’s Australian business. In this role, he was responsible for creating Australia’s largest residential valuation business.
He is a Certified Practicing Valuer, an Associate of the Australian Property Institute, a member of the Valuers Registration Board of Queensland, a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS) and a member of the RICS ASEAN Valuation Professional Group.
- National Australia Bank
- Commonwealth Bank
- Westpac Bank
- St George Bank
- ME Bank
- Lend Lease
- Keppel Land