Vivienne King, Impactful Places
Vivienne King
Impactful Places

Vivienne is the Head of Real Estate at The Good Economy (TGE). She has held leadership positions in real estate for more than 30 years having worked in urban development, regeneration and management, joint venture partnerships, strategy development and ESG. With a strong track record advocating for environmental and social sustainability, she is now focused on supporting real estate businesses achieve their social impact ambitions. Prior to joining TGE, Vivienne was the CEO of Revo, a retail property trade association, where she pivoted the business to handle the economic shock of lockdowns and worked with Government to secure a fair deal for property owners, whilst also leading the development of tools to equip the industry to meet accelerating change, including Revo’s social value framework. She also served as the CEO of Soho Housing Association which provides affordable homes and supports local needs in London’s West End. In her four years there she led approximately £30 million in urban investment and development transactions and played a key role shaping sustainable growth through stakeholder engagement at the community level. Over 20 years of Vivienne’s career was in £14 billion institutional real estate investor, the Crown Estate where she was a member of the executive committee. During this time she was responsible for leadership of its corporate ESG strategy and its innovative measurement tool – Total Contribution. She also oversaw the Scottish business, leading its de-merger to the Scottish Government, and was a key contributor to the growth of the Crown’s indirect investment portfolio, now worth £1.3 billion. Vivienne is a co-founder of Real Estate Balance and continues to work with industry leaders to drive cultural change and improve equality, diversity and inclusion in real estate. Vivienne was inducted into the Property Week Hall of Fame in 2023 for her work for the real estate industry.