Purpose: This paper aims to evaluate the relationship between corporate strategy and corporate real estate strategy Design/methodology/approach: The paper will identify, and evaluate, a number of components that collectively form the corporate real estate strategy. Linkages between the business environment, the aims and objectives of the organisation and the real estate solution will be explored. Findings: The paper will illustrate the alignment of the CRE strategy to the corporate strategy through the development of a corporate real estate alignment model. The model will demonstrate that only when optimum alignment is achieved can the corporate real estate strategy deliver added value and enhanced organisational performance. Practical Implications: CRE managers can use the model to evaluate the alignment of their CRE strategy with their corporate strategy Originality/Value: The paper fills a void by proposing a framework that seeks to identify the true impact of real estate to business by examining the benefits of optimal alignment between, planet, position, purpose, place, paradigm, processes and people to produce performance and productivity.