Freehold

Freehold's new website is currently under construction. In the meantime you can find key information here:

Freehold logo

Freehold is a leading and unique networking forum for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender real estate professionals working within the real estate sector. Since its official launch in September 2011, the group has grown to over 1000 members and continues to expand.

Freehold is a network set up exclusively for the real estate industry and its members include building surveyors, valuation surveyors, agency surveyors, asset managers, architects, developers, investors and property lawyers from both the public and private sector.

As an industry first for real estate professionals, Freehold is the collaboration of two major players in real estate – international law firm Taylor Wessing and leading building and property consultants Tuffin Ferraby Taylor.

With the backing and support of the lesbian, gay and bisexual charity, Stonewall, the aim of Freehold is to address the equality gap for the LGBT community. The property sector considerably lags behind other industries in tackling sexual orientation issues. Evidence has demonstrated that people perform better when they are encouraged to be themselves and Freehold is there to provide support so that members of the group can feel empowered to do just that.

Freehold hosts regular events that bring the LGBT community together to network with other real estate professionals and to share concerns and issues as well as to explore business opportunities in an informal environment.

If you would like to become a member of Freehold please register your interest through our online registration page. Please note your details will be kept on Taylor Wessing's database and mainly used for events, newsletters and statistical purposes. We will also communicate with you from time to time regarding your membership. Your data is protected as described in our privacy policy.

More information

Events
  • It's Pride Week! Are you excited?
    This Saturday watch out for the Freehold/ Changing the Face of Property name appearing on the BT Tower and Piccadilly Lights! Tweet us @freeholdLGBT if you spot us!
  • 29th June - 10th July: Pride in Property
    Changing the Face of Property supported by Freehold have organised a series of online events celebrating Pride in Property!
    Explore our interesting virtual events and sign up to join us
Board members
Terms of reference
Updated version coming soon