We have a simple strategy – to deliver superior returns by unlocking the often hidden potential in commercial real estate in central London, creating great spaces for occupiers and long-term value for our stakeholders.
We unlock potential, creating sustainable space for London to thrive.
Our strong and positive culture is fundamental to how we perform and serves as a foundation for our success.
- We achieve more together
- We are committed to excellence
- We are open and fair
- We embrace opportunity
Our strategy to deliver shareholder value
We create value by applying our specialist skills to reposition properties, producing high quality, sustainable spaces that occupiers demand. We adapt our activities in tune with London’s cyclical property markets to maximise returns whilst managing risk.
The core principles of our business model are:
- 100% central London, with a West End focus
- Reposition properties let off low rents
- Flex operational risk throughout the property cycle
- Maintain low financial leverage
- Disciplined capital management; raise to acquire, distribute excess
Toby Courtauld Chief Executive, Great Portland Estates
Whilst we can expect political and possibly economic turbulence over the year ahead, we remain convinced of the long-term, enduring appeal of our capital city and its property markets to businesses and investors alike. With our clear strategy, exciting portfolio and talented team, supported by our collaborative culture, deep market knowledge and financial strength, we have the capacity to choose our path to maximise returns for shareholders and we look to our future with confidence.
The successful management of risk is critical for the Group to deliver its strategic priorities. Whilst the ultimate responsibility for risk
management rests with the Board, the effective day-to-day management of risk is integral in the way we do business and the culture of
our team, where the attitude to risk is that of collective responsibility.
Our organisational structure, with close involvement of senior management in all significant decisions, combined with our prudent and analytical approach, is designed to align the Group’s interests with those of our stakeholders.