What we do

With around 150 members the CPA represents a significant commercial property portfolio. Membership is open to everyone working in real estate within the City. We bring together property owners, developers, investors and professional advisors to inform policy and drive the economic prosperity of the City.


EVENTS: Each year the Association delivers a range of insight seminars, showcase receptions and building visits. These events bring together our membership to forge new business partnerships and are an opportunity to hear directly from business leaders, senior politicians and policy makers.


PLANNING: As part of their subscription members receive a weekly newsletter covering all major planning decisions across 11 central London boroughs, with an additional City newsletter and updates following Corporation Planning & Transportation Committee meetings. We also fund the London Planning News website, which features all the latest planning decisions from across the 11 central London boroughs.


POLICY: Our principal focus continues to be planning and economic development policy in the City and we maintain excellent working relationships with members and officers in the City of London Corporation. We also take an active interest across other various government departments as well as national and regional organisations that impact upon the built environment in Central London.


LOBBYING: Through its close work with its sister organisation WPA it makes the case for central London property. We promote the interests of our members, representing their views to the City of London policy makers along with key London bodies, the Mayor’s Office and the media.

We work closely with other key bodies including the British Property Federation, London First and Westminster Property Association. Our aim is to maximise the quality of the built environment by working together to target best practice and deliver the best real estate in the world.


BREXIT: We have launched a joint CPA/WPA Manifesto for Growth Post Brexit at the GLA in January, with a keynote by Stewart Jackson MP, PPS to David Davis MP, Minister of State for Exiting the European Union. In addition to this there are ongoing meetings with MP’s from across the political spectrum to impart our message to government.


RESEARCH: We have jointly commissioned with the Corporation a research paper on the future industries which will increasingly occupy the Square Mile and fringes in the coming years, in partnership with Cushman & Wakefield and KPMG. This is the third consecutive year we have worked with the Corporation on launching research at MIPIM. Previously we have published SMEs in the City and Future Workstyles Future Workplaces. As an organisation we are dedicated to producing thought leadership content that promotes and helps the City develop and grow and we are


CITY PROMOTION: We have campaigned hard behind the scenes for the City to support efforts to address the poor perception of the area among key audiences vital for attracting occupiers – millennials and younger City workers. This initiative is called ONECITY and is a long term project to attract and maintain City workers in the Square Mile so they see it as a destination for leisure as well as work.


CITY SUPPORT: We help support the Corporation’s stand at both LREF and MIPIM UK to demonstrate the strength of our partnership. We also hold regular meetings with the City Property Advisory Team, in addition to City liaison meetings with senior Corporation officers.


If you would like to apply for membership, please fill in an application form.