Our business model | The Crown Estate

Our business model

Our principal focus is on achieving our income and total return targets in a sustainable manner, for the long term. We achieve this through specialising in those areas where we have scale and expertise to outperform the market.

Our four principal activities

Investment management

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.

Development management

We plan, construct, develop and refurbish to create successful places where our customers and communities can thrive.


Asset management

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.


Property management

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.

Our contribution to the Treasury

Generated for the Treasury in the last ten years


We draw upon six capitals in the management of our business model.

What we rely on

The value we create

Financial resources

Financial capability to run our business.


4.0% year-on-year increase in net revenue profit

Physical resources

Property, plant and equipment we own and use.


Capital spent on acquisitions, developments and capital improvements

Natural resources

The natural resources that we manage and use.


Operational waste recycled

Our people

The skills and experience of our employees.


Employees ‘Proud to work’ for The Crown Estate

Our know-how

Our collective expertise and processes.

25 hours

Average training per employee p.a.

Our networks

Our relationships with stakeholders; including customers, partners and communities.


Funds managed on behalf of our strategic joint venture partners

We identify issues that are material to our success and play a key role in our business planning.

More on our material issues

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