Our strategy, vision and team
Who we are
Land Securities is a FTSE 100 company and the largest Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) in the UK on the basis of equity market capitalisation. We were founded by Harold Samuel in 1944 when he acquired Land Securities Investment Trust Limited, which at the time owned three houses in Kensington, London, together with some government stock. By 1969 Land Securities had established itself as the country’s leading property business. In 2007 we converted to REIT status. We now own and manage more than 2.7 million m2 of commercial property, from London offices to major shopping centres and out-of-town retail parks. In January 2009 we sold our Trillium property outsourcing business and now focus our activities on the London and Retail businesses.
|1969||Established as leader in our industry|
|2010||Largest REIT in the UK|
Vision and values
Our vision, ‘shaping the future of property’, highlights our ambition to set the standards for tomorrow in our industry. This informs everything we do, from designing a new building to collecting rents, from managing our carbon footprint to setting the service charge, from looking at new business opportunities to signing new leases.
Our values embody the way in which we work together to fulfil that objective. By transforming our values into action, we strengthen our ability to deliver high levels of customer service and business performance over the long term. Everyone who works for and with us is expected to uphold our values.
- Customer service
Managing Director, Retail Portfolio
Managing Director, London Portfolio