British Property Federation

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British Property Federation
Formation 1963
Type Trade association
Legal status Private company
Purpose Promoting the real estate sector of the United Kingdom
Location
  • St Albans House, 5th Floor, 57-59 Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4QX
Region served
United Kingdom
Membership
Property companies based in the United Kingdom
Chief Executive
Melanie Leech CBE
Main organ
Board
Website www.bpf.org.uk

British Property Federation (BPF) is a not-for-profit membership organisation representing companies involved in property ownership and investment.

The BPF “work[s] with Government and regulatory bodies to help the real estate industry grow and thrive, to the benefit of [its] members and the economy as a whole.”.[1] It comments regularly on proposed Government policies that will impact its members, including topics such as infrastructure,[2][3] Build-to-Rent development,[4] and REIT legislation.[5][6]

Its membership comprises a wide range of companies, including real estate companies, institutional investors, fund managers, investment banks, housing associations, and professional firms.[7] The BPF operates in Scotland as the Scottish Property Federation from offices in Edinburgh.[8]

BPF Chief Executive Melanie Leech was appointed in October 2014.[9] Chris Taylor of Hermes Real Estate Investment Management is President, and David Sleath of SEGRO is Vice President. Other board members are from prominent property and investment companies.

Objectives[edit]

The BPF has three objectives according to its website:[10]

  • to improve the legislative, fiscal and regulatory conditions that affect [the real estate] industry
  • to help [BPF] members access information, understand policy, and promote best practice
  • to raise the profile of the real estate industry.

Governance[edit]

The BPF is governed by a Board, composed of four officers – President, Vice President, Junior Vice President and Immediate Past President – as well as the Chief Executive, an Honorary Treasurer, and six other industry professionals.[11]

Members[edit]

The BPF currently has around 400 member companies, roughly made up of a third real estate companies, a third professional firms, and a third other organisations such as investment banks and fund managers.[12]

The BPF's policy work is overseen by a range of committees, each one made up of a chairman and between 15 and 30 people from its member companies. It currently has 18 committees involving over 400 direct members in total.[13]

Presidents[edit]

  • 1974 - 76 Victor Lucas
  • 1976 - 77 Sir Richard Thompson
  • 1977 - 79 David Llewellyn
  • 1979 - 81 Nigel Mobbs
  • 1981 - 83 Christopher Benson
  • 1983 - 84 Dennis Marler
  • 1984 - 86 Harry Axton
  • 1986 - 87 John Brown
  • 1987 - 88 Geoffrey Carter
  • 1988 - 89 Brian Cann
  • 1989 - 90 Michael Mallinson
  • 1990 - 91 Peter Hunt
  • 1991 - 92 Trevor Osborne
  • 1992 - 93 John Parry
  • 1993 - 94 James Tuckey
  • 1994 - 95 Roger Carey
  • 1995 - 96 Trevor Moross
  • 1996 - 97 Lorraine Baldry
  • 1997 - 98 Stuart Corbyn
  • 1998 - 99 Gordon Edington
  • 1999 - 00 Ronald Spinner
  • 2000 - 01 Christopher Bertram
  • 2001 - 02 Jeremy Newsum
  • 2002 - 03 Ian Henderson
  • 2003 - 04 David Hunter
  • 2004 - 05 Martin Moore
  • 2005 - 06 Ian Coull
  • 2006 - 07 Nicholas Ritblat
  • 2007 - 08 Ian Marcus
  • 2008 - 09 Francis Salway
  • 2009 - 10 Rupert Clarke
  • 2010 - 11 John Richards
  • 2011 - 12 Toby Courtauld
  • 2012 - 13 Chris Grigg
  • 2013 - 14 David Marks
  • 2014 - 15 Bill Hughes
  • 2015 - Chris Taylor

Directors-General and Chief Executives[edit]

  • 1974 - 80 Sir Eugene Melville
  • 1980 - 85 Sir Donald Tebbit
  • 1986 - 93 Sir Peregrine Rhodes
  • 1993 - 02 William McKee CBE
  • 2002 - 14 Liz Peace CBE
  • 2015- Melanie Leech CBE

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