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Grosvenor Group Limited
Family-owned private limited company[1]
IndustryReal estate
Founded1677; 343 years ago (1677)[1][2]
FounderSir Thomas Grosvenor, 3rd Baronet
Headquarters
70 Grosvenor Street, London W1K 3JP
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United Kingdom
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
  • Mark Preston, FRICS (CEO)
  • Nicholas Scarles, FCA (CFO)
  • Lesley Knox (Chairman)
ProductsProperty, residential, real estate services, hotels, offices and shopping centres
RevenueIncrease US$1.2 billion (2017)[3]
Increase US$622.3 million (2017)[4]
AUMIncrease US$36.7 billion (2019)[3]
Total assetsIncrease US$63.7 billion (2017)[1]
OwnerLondon, England.[6][7] It has a global reach, now in 62 international cities, with offices in 14 of them,[2] operated on behalf of its owners, the Duke of Westminster and his family. It has four regional development and investment businesses (Britain and Ireland, the Americas, Europe, and Asia Pacific)[8] and a portfolio of indirect investments. Its sectors include residential, office, retail, industrial, and hotels.

Grosvenor Estate

The history of the Grosvenor Estate begins in 1677,[1][2] with the marriage of the heiress Mary Davies to Sir Thomas Grosvenor, 3rd Baronet (1655–1700). Mary had inherited the manor of Ebury, 500 acres of land north of the Thames to the west of the City of London.[2] This area remained largely untouched by the Grosvenors until the 1720s, when they developed the northern part, now known as Mayfair, around Grosvenor Square.[2] A few generations later, in the 1820s, their focus moved south, to what is now Belgravia, developing Eaton Square, Chester Square, and other famous addresses.[2] Later in the 19th century, the area of Pimlico was developed; this was sold in 1953.

Nomenclature

Many of the streets within the estate are named after the Grosvenor family and its connections. The Grosvenor family became established in England before the 15th century, on the manor of Eaton in Cheshire, where is still located its principal seat, Eaton Hall. Many of the family's early members sat as the Member of Parliament for Chester.

In 1874, Hugh Grosvenor was created Duke of Westminster; other titles held by the current duke are: Marquess of Westminster, Earl Grosvenor, Viscount Belgrave, and Baron Grosvenor. The title of Baron Ebury was granted in 1857 to the 3rd son of the 1st Marquess of Westminster, after the name of the original manor of Ebury (whence Ebury Street, etc. in Pimlico), and the 2nd son of the 1st Marquess succeeded his maternal grandfather under special remainder in 1814 to the title of Earl of Wilton (whence Wilton Crescent etc. in Belgravia).[9] "The Cheshire villages of Lupus, Eccleston and Belgrave, within or near the family estate, are recognised in street names of the London estate."[10]

Buildings

The Mayfair portion of the estate includes Peabody social housing around Brown Hart Gardens.

International expansion

Although the Grosvenor Group is often identified with its core asset, the Grosvenor Estate in London, which is now managed within Grosvenor Britain & Ireland, the present-day investment and development portfolio is now also in other parts of Britain and Ireland. International expansion began in the 1950s, in Canada, and later in the United States, hence businesses in the Americas.[2]

In the 1960s, the businesses expanded into Australia and, in the 1990s, into Asia Pacific.[2] Also in the 1990s, Grosvenor expanded into Continental Europe, where most current activity relates to Grosvenor's fund management business.[2] This was formally established in 2005 and now encompasses the Americas, Asia Pacific (including Australia), and Europe (including the UK).[2]

Properties owned by Grosvenor

Properties in the UK, Continental Eur

The history of the Grosvenor Estate begins in 1677,[1][2] with the marriage of the heiress Mary Davies to Sir Thomas Grosvenor, 3rd Baronet (1655–1700). Mary had inherited the manor of Ebury, 500 acres of land north of the Thames to the west of the City of London.[2] This area remained largely untouched by the Grosvenors until the 1720s, when they developed the northern part, now known as Mayfair, around Grosvenor Square.[2] A few generations later, in the 1820s, their focus moved south, to what is now Belgravia, developing Eaton Square, Chester Square, and other famous addresses.[2] Later in the 19th century, the area of Pimlico was developed; this was sold in 1953.

Nomenclature

Many of the streets within the estate are named after the Grosvenor family and its connections. The Grosvenor family became established in England before the 15th century, on the manor of Eaton in Cheshire, where is still located its principal seat, Eaton Hall. Many of the family's early members sat as the Member of Parliament for Chester.

In 1874, Hugh Grosvenor was created Duke of Westminster; other titles held by the current duke are: Marquess of Westminster, Earl Grosvenor, Viscount Belgrave, and Baron Grosvenor. The title of Baron Ebury was granted in 1857 to the 3rd son of the 1st Marquess of W

Many of the streets within the estate are named after the Grosvenor family and its connections. The Grosvenor family became established in England before the 15th century, on the manor of Eaton in Cheshire, where is still located its principal seat, Eaton Hall. Many of the family's early members sat as the Member of Parliament for Chester.

In 1874, Hugh Grosvenor was created Duke of Westminster; other titles held by the current duke are: In 1874, Hugh Grosvenor was created Duke of Westminster; other titles held by the current duke are: Marquess of Westminster, Earl Grosvenor, Viscount Belgrave, and Baron Grosvenor. The title of Baron Ebury was granted in 1857 to the 3rd son of the 1st Marquess of Westminster, after the name of the original manor of Ebury (whence Ebury Street, etc. in Pimlico), and the 2nd son of the 1st Marquess succeeded his maternal grandfather under special remainder in 1814 to the title of Earl of Wilton (whence Wilton Crescent etc. in Belgravia).[9] "The Cheshire villages of Lupus, Eccleston and Belgrave, within or near the family estate, are recognised in street names of the London estate."[10]

The Mayfair portion of the estate includes Peabody social housing around Brown Hart Gardens.

International expansion

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Grosvenor Group Limited - Annual Review 2015" (pdf). www.Grosvenor.com. Grosvenor Group Limited. Retrieved 16 May 2017.