About the BPF

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The British Property Federation is the membership organisation for, and the voice of, the UK real estate industry.

We represent and promote the interests of all those with a stake in real estate in the UK – owners, developers, funders (equity and debt), agents and advisers.

We work with government and regulatory bodies to help the real estate industry grow and thrive, to the benefit of our members and the economy as a whole. Because our membership is industry wide, we can provide government and regulators with the knowledge they need to make decisions.

Our vision

Our vision is for a vibrant and successful real estate industry, working in partnership with governments to deliver:

  • Economic growth: our Toscafund research shows that real estate represents £1,667bn of UK assets and contributes £95.6bn GVA to the economy each year.
  • Essential infrastructure: the breadth of our industry encompasses homes, offices, retail and leisure, stations, airports and ports. The boundary between real estate and infrastructure is increasingly meaningless and both are essential. The sector is also intrinsic to the development of social infrastructure, such as hospitals, GP practices and schools.
  • Great places: our members make great places for people to live, work and relax. Doing this well can make a huge contribution to building sustainable communities and increasing social cohesion, as well as increasing productivity through promoting well-being.

Our Annual Review for the year 2015-16 highlights just some of our recent achievements for the industry and economy.

Get involved with our work

If you are part of an organisation that owns, invests in or manages real estate, or provides professional services to companies that do, find out about benefits of becoming a BPF member.

If you are already a member, find out how you can be more closely involved with what we do.