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Ric Lewis

Ric Lewis


Ric Lewis is Chief Executive and Chairman of Tristan Capital Partners, a London-based real estate investment management company with €11+ billion in AuM, specialising in investment strategies in all property types across the UK and continental Europe for global institutional, endowment and private wealth investors. Ric founded the firm and continued the collaboration and track record he established with his former partners at Curzon Global Partners/ AEW Europe.

Tristan is majority-owned and autonomously managed by its principals with more than 115 employees in eight locations across Europe. The firm has developed a multi-year, multi-fund track record which has established them as one of Europe’s leading property investment management firms.

Tristan was twice voted by industry peers as the European Real Estate Private Equity Firm of the Year and Ric is the only two-time recipient of Real Estate Private Equity Professional of the Year. In 2017, the firm also won The Queen’s Award for Enterprise and International Trade.

Ric volunteers much of his time to organisations dedicated to improving education for children with less advantaged backgrounds. Ric founded The Black Heart Foundation, which supports initiatives that improve educational benefits for young people and provides opportunities to those otherwise denied it. Each year, the Foundation offers several educational scholarships to young people in need in the UK and abroad.

Ric serves on many educational and community Boards including Dartmouth College (USA); the Belfer Center – John F. Kennedy School of Government – Harvard University; King Solomon Academy; Eastside Young Leaders Academy; The Institute of Imagination (London Children’s Museum) and the Royal National Children’s Springboard Foundation.

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Meet Ric Lewis: The fun-loving property tycoon behind Tristan Capital Partners

The first thing you notice about Ric Lewis is his height. At 6ft 10in this former basketball player is the tallest man in property. Lewis is the 57-year-old founder of property investment giant Tristan Capital Partners, which has a near £11 billion real estate empire, including offices, warehouses and retail parks here and in Europe. 

Tristan Capital builds €11bn real estate AUM over 10 years, still sees opportunities

Pan-European real estate fund manager Tristan Capital Partners, celebrating its 10-year anniversary this month, has built assets to €11bn in that time. "Over the past four years we have seen the business step up a gear," Tristan Founding Partner and Chairman Ric Lewis told an anniversary reception.

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Ric Lewis’ Background

Jun 2009 - Present
London, UK
Tristan Capital Partners is an independent London-based real estate investment management boutique that is regarded as one of the leaders in the European marketplace.
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AEW Europe
Chief Investment Officer and Board Director
Jan 1999 - Apr 2009
London, UK
AEW Europe is one of the world's largest real estate asset managers, with over 600 employees and its main offices located in Boston, London, Paris and Hong Kong. AEW Europe offers a wide range of real estate investment products including comingled funds, separate accounts and securities mandates.
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Other Business Interests

Produced in partnership with J.P. Morgan and sponsored by EY, Linklaters, and the Executive Leadership Council, the Powerlist is an annual list of the 100 most powerful people of African and African Caribbean heritage in Britain. The list honours incredible men & women across a wide range of industries including science, technology & the arts.

Current Non-Executive Positions

Board of Trustees
London, UK
Royal National Children’s SpringBoard Foundation is a charity giving life-transforming opportunities to disadvantaged & vulnerable children, who typically come from a background of social deprivation.
Board of Trustees
Jun 2017 - Present
Hanover, NH, USA
Dartmouth is a member of the Ivy League & consistently ranks among the world’s greatest academic institutions. Dartmouth has forged a singular identity for combining its deep commitment to outstanding undergraduate liberal arts & graduate education with distinguished research & scholarship in the Arts & Sciences.
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Previous Non-Executive Positions

Board of Directors
Jan 2005 - Mar 2012
London, UK
A not-for-profit organisation, London First is an influential business membership organisation whose mission is to make London the best city in the world to do business.


Jul 2017 - Present
London, UK
Sported is one of the leading Sport for Development charities in the UK, helping more than 3,000 community sport & youth groups survive & thrive. Our members use the power of sport to transform the lives of disadvantaged young people & build stronger, safer communities.
Founder & Chair
Jan 2009 - Present
London, UK
The Black Heart Foundation supports initiatives which create and improve educational access, learning, aspiration and achievement for underprivileged children around the world.
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Ric Lewis’ Education