The Crown Estate

We are an independent commercial business, created by an Act of Parliament. Our role is to make sure that the land and property we invest in and manage are sustainably worked, developed and enjoyed to deliver the best value over the long term.

We are above all a commercial organisation, tasked by Parliament with enhancing the value of the £9.4 billion property portfolio we manage and generating a profit for the benefit of the nation.

We work to a clear investment strategy, concluding hundreds of millions of property transactions every year, also delivering some of the most ambitious redevelopment schemes in the heart of London. We manage one of nation's largest rural estates, and are also investing over £100 million alongside some of the world's largest energy companies, to help drive the UK's emerging offshore renewable energy industry.

Across the country our commercial approach delivers results not just for the nation but also for the communities in which we operate.

The Crown Estate is one of the nation's most diverse property businesses encompassing urban, rural and marine assets.

£11bn property valuation

£1.5bn 3rd party funds in partnerships

325 Urban Commercial properties

"The Crown Estate have an integrated approach to sustainability, which plays a central role in our strategy, performance and business model. Within our urban portfolio, we take a long-term view of managing our assets to meet the needs of occupiers and users for generations to come. Through active participation within the Better Building Partnership, The Crown Estate hopes to continue to share best practice with other organisations within the real estate industry, and to play a role in challenging the status quo to create a more sustainable built environment within the UK." Alison Nimmo, Chief Executive of The Crown Estate


The Crown Estate Integrated Annual Report 2015/16