Our Work

The BPF's mission is to promote a diverse and successful real estate industry. We work with local and national governments to enable our industry to thrive, to support the millions of savers and pensioners invested in UK real estate, and to maximise the contribution of our industry to productive and sustainable communities. 

In this section you can learn more about our work and browse our publications including research, briefing papers and consultation responses. 

Commercial Real Estate Economic Footprint 2022

The BPF’s annual assessment of the commercial real estate’s economic footprint, looks at the jobs and labour market, output and turnover, tax revenue and capital investment across the commercial real estate sector.

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Towards Net Zero: Challenges, opportunities, and policy recommendations

The property sector has a critical role to play in tackling climate change and the UK will not become net zero by 2050 unless we accelerate the decarbonisation of our homes and buildings. This report sets out the challenges and barriers faced by the property sector in the transition to net zero carbon, and sets out a series of policy recommendations.

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BPF Property Leader Sentiment Survey 2023

A BPF/Grosvenor survey of over 100 industry leaders showing almost over three quarters (77%) are confident that the real estate sector will perform strongly over the next five years, despite current economic pressures. Almost half (49%) of those surveyed plan to accelerate delivery of net zero commitments in 2023 with just 2% planning to scale back.

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Unlocking Growth Through Partnership 2023

The BPF has been working for a number of years to understand what makes good public private partnerships and explore how we can help build capability in the public sector in those places that have ambition but may lack experience. This work has been led by the BPF’s Development Committee.

Our latest report identifies the ingredients of successful partnership-led development to help advance other public private partnerships. Unlocking Growth Through Partnership also shines a light on projects that have been successful in creating great places.

You can read the previous reports in our 'Unlocking Growth Through Partnership' series here: 2012 and 2017

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Affordable housing partnerships: Catalysing investment in social housing

A toolkit for increasing the supply of affordable homes. This publication examines the potential motivations of the two sectors as they approach partnerships, offers some reflections on the process of finding the right partner, and then analyses the emerging models of partnership.

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