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Jamie Ritblat

Founder & Chairman

Delancey

London, UK

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Jamie’s Biography

Jamie Ritblat is a leading entrepreneur and the Founder and Chairman of Delancey, a real estate investment and advisory company.

Since its foundation in 1998, Delancey has become a major player in the UK and Central London property market. The company advises its client funds and partners on an extensive and diverse portfolio of assets, which currently includes the award-winning East Village, built on the site of the 2012 Olympic Athletes’ village in East London, and the Alpha Plus Group of private schools.

Over the last two decades, Jamie and his management team at Delancey have overseen the purchase, development and sale of over £20bn of property and property-related investments. Delancey’s high-profile acquisitions include the £1.1bn takeover of Minerva PLC and, in 2019, the purchase of the Earl’s Court development site, comprising 25 acres of prime redevelopment land in west London.

Jamie’s career in property began in 1986 at Morgan Grenfell Laurie, the real estate arm of the investment bank Morgan Grenfell. He joined British Land Company as a Director in 1990 before founding...
Jamie Ritblat is a leading entrepreneur and the Founder and Chairman of Delancey, a real estate investment and advisory company.

Since its foundation in 1998, Delancey has become a major player in the UK and Central London property market. The company advises its client funds and partners on an extensive and diverse portfolio of assets, which currently includes the award-winning East Village, built on the site of the 2012 Olympic Athletes’ village in East London, and the Alpha Plus Group of private schools.

Over the last two decades, Jamie and his management team at Delancey have overseen the purchase, development and sale of over £20bn of property and property-related investments. Delancey’s high-profile acquisitions include the £1.1bn takeover of Minerva PLC and, in 2019, the purchase of the Earl’s Court development site, comprising 25 acres of prime redevelopment land in west London.

Jamie’s career in property began in 1986 at Morgan Grenfell Laurie, the real estate arm of the investment bank Morgan Grenfell. He joined British Land Company as a Director in 1990 before founding Freehold Portfolio Estates which become part of Delancey in 1998.

In addition to his role at Delancey, Jamie Ritblat is a committed supporter of charities and arts organisations and currently serves as a Trustee of the Heritage of London Trust and The Bathurst Estate, among others. He also takes personal responsibility for Delancey’s comprehensive Corporate Social Responsibility programme which supports art, culture, young people, education and mental health.

Jamie is a Non-Executive Chairman of Mitheridge Capital Management and a member of the International Advisory Board at Brown Advisory.
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Jamie’s Background

Delancey
Founder & Chairman
1998 - Present
Delancey is a UK-focussed property investment, asset management advisory and development firm. Supported by some of the world’s top investors, Delancey has been responsible for many high-profile property developments in the UK. A major highlight was the creation of a lasting legacy following the London 2012 Olympics with the re-development of the former Athletes’ village in Stratford.
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Freehold Portfolio Estates Limited
Founder
1995 - 1998
London, UK
Jamie Ritblat set up Freehold Portfolio Estates as a UK real estate advisory business to manage funds on behalf of private clients. In August 1998, Freehold Portfolios Estates was acquired by Delancey Estates PLC.
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Current Board Positions

Mitheridge Capital Management
Non-Executive Chairman, Investment Committee member
2017 - Present
Founded in 2010, Mitheridge Capital Management LLP is an alternative investment firm, focussed on real estate opportunities created by changing demographics. As Non-Executive Chairman, Jamie Ritblat supports an experienced and entrepreneurial leadership team.

Current Advisory Roles

Brown Advisory Inc
Advisory Board Member
2018 - Present
Brown Advisory is an independent, private investment and strategic advisory firm providing investment advice to clients across the US, and in 44 countries around the world.

Previous Advisory Roles

Marylebone Cricket Club
Former Member of the Development Committee
2008 - 2014
London, UK
Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) was established in 1787 and is the most active cricket club in the world and owner of Lord’s Cricket Ground. MCC is also guardian of the Laws of cricket.

Awards & Endorsements

Freedom of the City of London
Freeman
London, UK
Historically it was an essential requirement for all those who wished to trade in the City of London to be a ‘Freeman’. Whilst this is no longer the case, it is regarded as a great honour for people who have lived or worked in the City to be admitted to the Freedom of the City.

Charitable Interests

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Foundation Council Member
2018 - Present
London, UK
Kew Foundation was founded to support the work of The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew by raising funds from companies, trusts and individuals. The vital work carried out at Kew looks at how plants might help to combat climate change, and avoid an extinction crisis.
Victoria & Albert Museum
International Council Member
2017 - Present
London, UK
The Victoria & Albert Museum (The V&A) houses a collection of almost 3 million objects and is the leading museum of art and design in the world.
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Fellowships

King's College London
Fellow
London, UK
The fellowship of King’s College London was established in 1847 to honour those who have made exceptional contributions to King’s and/or to society at large.
Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA)
Fellow
London, UK
As a Fellow of the RSA, Jamie Ritblat plays a crucial role in the organisation’s in supporting the RSA's aims to build a better future.