The future can no longer just be about profit. And property companies can no longer afford to simply think about property.
Creating places and prosperity are the outcomes of our effort; they are how we ‘Affect’ the world around us, they are our “what and how”.
Having a positive impact on the planet and people, through creating places and prosperity, is our Cause, our “why?”.
We feel a sense of urgency around our responsibility in addressing the climate emergency.
The built environment contributes 40% to global emissions and urbanisation continues apace.
We believe passionately that the answer lies in championing design and innovation; refurbishing where we can, building responsibly where we can’t, seeking expertise and excellence always.
Our ambition is to nurture the ideas that inspire the loved places of the future.
And to nurture those ideas and to drive positive change requires people to be inspired to join our Cause and to become a community. At the forefront of that community we aim to build are our tenants, our partners in making lasting change.
In rethinking the traditional lease we’ve aimed to find a partnering approach to encourage and support you to join that Cause and collectively to make the best decisions we can to bring the places we jointly build and inhabit to life while minimising our environmental impact.
We see ourselves as a Corporate Activist aiming to positively affect the world we inhabit and change through our actions. We hope you’ll join us in that spirit, and in the ambition that is set out in the lease. This companion document aims to set out some of our thinking behind that ambition which translates into obligations within the lease and aims to make you more comfortable in joining our cause.