Our business model
We have a resilient business model powered by conscious commercialism.
At the heart of our approach is our purpose: creating brilliant places through conscious commercialism.
It’s about taking a long-term view, seeing the bigger picture, identifying opportunities for growth, and creating environments that are relevant, attractive and profitable.
What we do
We buy and sell assets in line with our investment strategy, with a focus on our chosen sectors where we can outperform the market through our expertise and critical mass
We plan, construct, develop and refurbish to create successful places where our customers and communities can thrive
We actively manage our assets, working closely with our customers to help achieve their business objectives while, at the same time, increasing the value of our portfolio
We enhance our investment, development and asset management activities with effective property management to ensure we address the needs of our customers, partners, and communities
The things we rely on
We draw upon six capitals in the management of our business model.
The value we create
Beyond meeting our income and total return targets we also consider the wider value we deliver against each capital.
8.1% year-on-year increase in net revenue profit
Year-on-year increase in total property value
Operational waste diverted from landfill
Employees ‘Proud to work for The Crown Estate’
Average training per employee p.a.
Funds managed on behalf of our strategic joint venture partners
Our contribution to the Treasury
Our annual net revenue profit is paid to the Treasury.
+8.1% net revenue profit paid to the Treasury
Returned to Treasury over the last decade
Investment into the business
We access capital to invest in our portfolios via strategic partnerships and the sale of non-core ex-growth assets.
Inflow of funds from capital activity
Capital activity in 2016/17