Tributes have poured in from across the real estate industry following the announcement that Her Majesty the Queen, the country’s longest-reigning monarch, died at Balmoral yesterday aged 96.

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Queen Elizabeth II

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Queen Elizabeth II died peacefully on Thursday afternoon at her Scottish estate, with her son King Charles III leading tributes in a “moment of great sadness” that he said would be “deeply felt” around the world.

The property industry has paid its respects to the beloved monarch following her 70-year reign.

A statement from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) read: ”We would like to express our deepest sadness and condolences at the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Ruling for longer than any Monarch in British history, her lifelong devotion and commitment to public service as Sovereign for the UK and Commonwealth will never be forgotten.”

Guy Grainger, president of the British Property Federation, commented: ”On behalf of the British property industry, we would like to pay tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in her long reign and send our condolences to the Royal Family at this incredibly sad time.”

Helen Dickinson, chief executive of the British Retail Consortium, said: The retail industry joins the world in mourning the passing of Her Majesty The Queen. We extend our deepest sympathies to the Royal Family. For over 70 years, The Queen has been a source of solidarity and strength for this nation. Her loss will be felt across the country and she will be greatly missed.

President of the UKAA, a membership organisation for the UK Build to Rent (BTR) sector, Lesley Roberts, said: “Few individuals have given so much for so many years in the name of public duty as HRH Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty has been an inspiration to so many around the world throughout her 70 years of service. Her death is a true national loss.” 

RIBA president, Simon Allford, said: “On behalf of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), I send our deepest condolences to the Royal Family on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Our thoughts are with the Royal Family, the Nation and Commonwealth as we collectively mourn Her Majesty’s death and celebrate her remarkable life.” 

Simon Clarke, levelling up, housing and communities secretary, commented: “Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was an extraordinary monarch. Throughout all that change our Queen was a constant source of leadership, dignity and grace. My particular thoughts are with the King Charles, as he assumes this extraordinary responsibility. God save the King.” 

Savills, in a statement, said: ”We are deeply saddened by the news of the death of HM Queen Elizabeth II, an extremely sad occasion for the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and many others around the world. Thank you for 70 years of incredible service.”  

CBRE, in a statement, said: “We are deeply saddened by the passing of Her Majesty The Queen and share our sincere condolences with The Royal Family.” 

Cushman & Wakefield released the following statement: ”We join with others in the UK, the Commonwealth and around the world in expressing our sadness at the death of Queen Elizabeth II and acknowledging her remarkable dedication to a life of service. Throughout the 70 years of her reign she remained a constant and dignified presence who was devoted to her duty to the last.”

Related Argent, in a statement, commented: ”We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Her Majesty the Queen, who dedicated her life in service to our country. We offer our heartfelt condolences to the Royal Family and join the nation in mourning for our longest serving Monarch.”

Propertymark released the following statement: “We are deeply saddened by the passing of Queen Elizebeth II. Her service to our country has been extraordinary and unparalleled. Our warmest wishes are with her family at this difficult time.”