Land Securities Group Plc is a real estate investment trust, which owns, develops and manages offices, shopping centers, and retail parks in the United Kingdom. It operates through the Retail Portfolio and London Portfolio segments. The Retail Portfolio segment includes all its shopping centers, hotels and leisure assets, shops, retail warehouse properties and assets held in retail joint ventures, excluding central London shops. The London Portfolio segment composes all its London offices and central London shops. The company was founded by Harold Samuel on February 15, 1944 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.