Freehold is generously supported by the following businesses;

British Land owns and operates high quality UK commercial property focused on London Campuses and Retail & London Urban Logistics, and is one of Europe’s largest listed real estate investment companies.

Our strategy is to use our best in class platform and proven expertise to create Places People Prefer, delivering the best, most sustainable places for our customers and communities.

We believe an inclusive environment is fundamental to our success as a business and “bring your whole self” is one of our five corporate values. Our internal LGBT+ and Allies network was launched in 2015 and has over 200 members. It is one of a number of staff led networks focused on creating inclusive environments for both our staff and our customers.

Shaftesbury Capital is the leading central London mixed-use REIT, owning a portfolio which extends to 2.9 million sq. ft across the most vibrant areas of the West End. With a diverse mix of restaurants, cafes, bars, shops, residential and offices; destinations include thriving neighbourhoods of Covent Garden, Carnaby, Soho and Chinatown.

Our purpose is to invest in and curate lively West End destinations, where people work, live and visit, delivering long-term social and economic stability. We have a team of 90, supported by a wide range of out-sourced advisors, working together in an open, inclusive and collaborative culture. We respect the West End’s widely-recognised tradition of diversity, innovation and creativity, which is reflected in our extended team and is key our delivering our aims, and engaging with our occupiers, the important local community and stakeholders.

In addition to Freehold, we support a number of networks and initiatives across the real estate sector to promote the importance of all aspects of diversity in bringing the industry closer to the communities it serves and attracting the broadest range of talent to address a fast-changing world.

We want Landsec to provide the best working environment for all our people. We believe that we can achieve our goal by building and developing a culture that supports everyone to be themselves and recognises the values people bring to our business. As part of our involvement with the LGBT+ community we support local Prides, including Oxford, Leeds and London, where we offer up the world-famous Piccadilly Lights to support the Parade.

We are not yet where we want to be and recognise that the wider property sector still has work to do in fully embracing diversity and inclusion. That is why we are delighted to support Freehold.

Landsec is proud to sponsor Freehold as a thriving professional network for LGBT+ Allies who work for and with real estate organisations. The growing success of the Freehold initiative allows members, sponsors, and event attendees to engage with other LGBT+ property professionals to understand common challenges, discuss ways for addressing opportunities, and collaborating on LGBT+ issues that may have been overlooked in our sector.

Supporters and hosts

Freehold is proud to have been supported by many law and real estate businesses since its formation including:

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With thanks

At Freehold, we cherish the power of collaboration and shared commitment. Our journey to empower LGBTQ+ professionals in real estate is made possible by the unwavering support of our esteemed partners. Their dedication fuels our mission and drives positive change in the industry. To these exceptional partners, we extend our heartfelt thanks for joining us in building a more inclusive and vibrant future.

“Freehold has been an essential catalyst for my career growth in the real estate industry”

Our brand and principles of affiliation

Any use of the Freehold Brand or any claim of affiliation to Freehold must be pre-approved by the Board.

The individual or organisation making the request is expected to have provided active support to Freehold (e.g. hosting an event / panel discussion; providing sponsorship; etc.)

Where the application is from an organisation, you must be able to demonstrate a commitment to LGBT+ inclusion and at a minimum the following are expected to be in place (or put in place prior to our Brand being used):

1. A formal LGBT+ inclusion policy
2. A public statement of support for LGBT+ inclusion
3. A senior sponsor for LGBT+ inclusion within the company

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