About us

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What we do

Representing 250 members, the Association brings together property owners, developers, occupiers and professional advisers into a collective voice to inform policy makers and drive the economic prosperity of Westminster.

Property ownership in Westminster is diverse, including historic landed estates such as Grosvenor, the Portman, Howard de Walden and The Crown Estate, the smallest property companies and the major Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) such as Land Securities, British Land, Derwent London, and Great Portland Estates.

Irrespective of size, we believe we share the same vision – in short, to promote Westminster and the importance of property development to its future success. Any business working directly in real estate in Central London is able to join the Association. Our membership is across the full spectrum of the industry representing commercial, residential and retail sectors.

We promote and defend the commercial property interests of our members, representing their views to Westminster planners and policy makers along with key London bodies, the Mayor’s Office and the media.

Working for the industry

Our principal focus continues to be planning and economic development policy in Central London and we maintain excellent working relationships with members and officers of Central borough council’s, principally Westminster City Council.

A thriving network

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

The London Property Alliance is the name for the combined campaigns and events of the Westminster Property Association (WPA) and City Property Association (CPA) on issues which impact Central London real estate sector. We are the collective voice of 400 members representing the leading owners, investors, developers and advisors to property in the City, West End and their neighbouring commercial districts.

Leadership

Every year at the Annual General Meeting board members are elected as leaders of the Association, they play a key role in the strategic direction of the Association and in their liaison role with the City of Westminster.

James Cooksey

Chair

Craig McWilliam

Vice Chair

Charles Begley

Executive Director

James Cooksey

Chair