As property costs continue to rise, it is increasingly important to identify the effective approaches retailers can take to successfully address them. This includes Business Rates reform, improving relationships with landlords and working with central government and local partners to support retail’s role in local communities.

The Property Community gives members the opportunity to shape the debate and tackle the issues collaboratively, effectively influencing government, landlords and the broader property landscape.

For examples of recent policy wins on behalf of members from this and other communities, check out our Member Value Statement.


  • Property Directors 
  • Estate Managers 
  • Business Rates Managers 
  • Associate Members

Community Manager

Tom Ironside

Director of Business & Regulation

This community is managed by Tom Ironside, Director of Business and Regulation. Tom joined the BRC in 2008, having worked in senior policy roles in central government and regulation. He has extensive experience of engaging with key government departments and other stakeholders on property issues.

Contact Tom by email.