Charles founded Edward Charles & Partners with Eddie Lesley in 1980 following a period at Strutt & Parker. He regularly advises major occuperis such as Capital International and Abbott Mead Vickers on their offices as well as developers/investors such as London Regional, Prestbury and Helical Bar Plc.

Charles has been involved in many large West End transactions including the acquisition of 100,000 sq ft for Capital International at 40 Grosvenor Place and the letting of the 230,000 sq ft Mayfair Place development. Among the instructions he is currently leading are the comprehensive refurbishment of 500,000 sq ft at 55 Baker Street for London and Regional Properties and 100,000 sq ft at Qube, 90 Whitfield Street for Derwent London.