We are governed by an Act of Parliament. The property we manage
is owned by the Crown, but is not the private property of HM the
Queen. We work supportively with government; in Westminster, in
Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and at a local level.
Our property portfolio covers urban and rural areas, around
half of the foreshore and almost all of the seabed around the UK.
Our net surplus (profit) goes to the Treasury for the benefit of
We have a commercial mandate to optimise returns from our
assets. Under the Crown Estate Act we cannot borrow, consequently
we operate a business model based on the effective recycling of our
existing capital and, if appropriate, the formation of strategic
Our vision is to be the UK's most respected property business
because of the way in which we manage this portfolio of assets on
behalf of the nation. We conduct business in line with our core
values of commercialism, integrity and stewardship.