Ethical Property Company’s bid to promote making money while doing good

11 February 2017 – by Samantha McClary

Peanut butter and jam, egg and cress, Ant and Dec. All these things go together perfectly, but what about property and ethics? Not if you ask Joe Public. Property is evil. It is all about the rich getting richer and taking advantage of the average man on the street. It is about nothing but making profits.


That, sadly, is not a massive exaggeration of the public’s view of the real estate industry. Real estate is a business and business must make money, but property and doing good do not have to be mutually exclusive. Or at least that is the message that Oxford-based investor/developer Ethical Property Company stands by.

Ethical Property Company, a business founded in 1998 by Andrew King and Jamie Hartzell, was conceived out of a desire to house the numerous co-operatives springing up in Bristol. The aim was to create a quality space that co-operatives and other social impact and charitable businesses could afford to operate from.

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