The company’s vision at the time of its establishment in 1959 was to invest in properties. Its founder Basil Samuel was eying properties, which the Dukes of Portland was developing at that time. However, in 2007, the company switched its original operations and became a Real Estate Investment Trust. This was as a result of growth and expansion.
After acquiring a huge number of assets in London, the company decided to settle for the same as it’s headquartered. With a clear and strategic focus, Great Portland Estates Plc has established a culture built on collaboration, transparency, integrity, honesty, and open communication.
Its values, purpose, and behaviors make the company unique. This has made it possible to manage a portfolio of 47 properties with a value of about 2.6 million. The portfolio has furnished spaces, commercial and residential spaces, and historic buildings. Great Portland Estates Plc has a position in the LSE market.