Connect communities and drive value

Real estate professionals are rising to the challenge of creating a more sustainable and socially responsible world. Social Value Portal uses a simple framework to provide insight on achievement and improvement of any asset, portfolio or development.

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How it works

Put simply, we quantify and communicate the value a property or development creates for society and local communities. We offer the most robust measurement system on the market, allowing you to take ESG reporting further than just an active report. Whatever stage of the journey you are on, our platform helps establish and manage social value to make a real difference.

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A birds eye view of people sat in a large open spaced café, with big glass windows looking onto a terrace with more people outside.

For investors

Our online Portal offers an enhanced ESG solution to capture social value created throughout the entire value chain in real estate. You can structure your portfolio or funds to report and align with ESG alongside year end asset and portfolio reporting, year end service charge reporting to tenants, or capital improvements.

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Mid level view into high rise office buildings.

For developers

We support developers to strengthen planning applications and build trust with local communities. With benchmarks from measuring schemes across the UK, we have a wealth of public sector experience, so we know what best practice for embedding social value looks like. The strength of your brand is increasingly linked to the good you do. We’ll show you how to measure, report on and maximise that good.

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Window cleaner in London working on a high rise building.

Value add for assets

Planning to permits

It’s important for developers to engage with communities early on to set targets for construction and in-use phases of development. You can be confident in your planning submissions with our guidance on strategies, statements and applications.

Diligent design

Design and project teams are hugely important to ensure social value is embedded in a project from its outset. Using a social plan of work and design checklists, designers can be the catalyst to inform social value creation throughout the asset lifecycle.

Local needs in your lifecycles

Our team can identify the needs of an area through policy review, deprivation mapping and connecting with community partners, so you can be sure you’re making informed decisions and delivering exactly what local communities need.

Indexing the investments

Understand your own asset’s social value creation through our Real Estate Social Value Index (RESVI). With a tool to benchmark and report performance, investors can determine what should be done to drive improvements.

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Here to help

We help real estate developers and investors to prove positive social, economic and environmental impacts generated through business activities.  

Our powerful Portal and government-backed, data-driven National TOMs measurement framework, quantifies and reports the good you do in a robust and transparent way. And our specialist consultants help make sense of it all, supporting you through the entire development lifecycle – from community consultation, design and planning to asset management, investor reporting and SDG insights.  

Our experts ensure you have absolute clarity on social value across your projects, so you can make a genuine difference in local communities for years to come.

Plug into the measures that matter

Building on the core elements of the National TOMs, the real estate measure set includes measures tailored specifically to requirements of the real estate industry. You can measure social value across all project phases or target specific stakeholders – gaining the exact insights you need to make a real difference in your community.

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Central London view over buildings
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The economically sustainable business is the one that has a relevant, socially useful mission or purpose.

Nigel Wilson, Chief Executive, Legal & General Group
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It is important to us that any social value delivered is tangible, needs-based and developed in collaboration with communities. That is why we are committed to adopting the Social Value Portal’s approach on all major developments.

Liam Ronan-Chlond, Stakeholder & External Relations, First Base
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Our methodology has enabled us to measure meaningful direct action, and the National TOMs framework creates a mutually reinforcing link between strategy and delivery.

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Insights

How to embed social value in planning

How to embed social value in planning

Right now, a huge amount of social value funds are sitting on the table, untouched. The way things stand, communities are missing out on up to £30 billion of social benefits – all because developers are not being asked to factor social value into the planning applications.

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The changing attitude towards social value in real estate

We examine the changing attitude towards social value in our response to Savills' 'Spotlight: Social Value in Real Estate'.

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A guide for design teams - Maximising social value in design

A guide for design teams - Maximising social value in design

Social Value Portal launches a guide for design teams on maximising social value in design, including social value action plans.

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Planners and developers working together to bring community benefits

Discover from Social Value Portal how by planners and working together we can bring community benefits and build back better, greener and fairer.

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Ready to make a difference?

Book a demo with a member of our team to see the Social Value Portal in action and find out how to maximise the good you do.