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Ric Lewis

Executive Chairman & Chief Investment Officer

Tristan Capital Partners

London, UK

Ric Lewis


Ric Lewis is Executive Chairman & Chief Investment Officer of Tristan Capital Partners, a London-based real estate investment management company with more than €11 billion in assets under management. The firm specialises 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 Capital Partners 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 from disadvantaged backgrounds. Ric founded The Black Heart Foundation which supports initiatives that improve educational benefits for young people, and provides opportunities to those otherwise denied them. 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.

Ric Lewis’ Newsfeed

Charity backed by Stormzy raises £1.5m to ‘change 150 young lives’

At least 150 young people from underprivileged backgrounds will be funded through higher or further education after a charity campaign raised more than £1.5 million. Black Heart Foundation founder Ric Lewis said: “Every single pound donated says ‘this time is different’ and everyone who has donated has taken a concrete step in being part of the change we want to see in our world.

The Guardian
Stormzy gives £500,000 to fund scholarships for disadvantaged students

Stormzy has donated £500,000 to fund educational scholarships for students from disadvantaged backgrounds. His gift to the Black Heart Foundation is the first major funding arrangement made since the rapper announced plans in June to give away £10m over a decade to help organisations that are dedicated to fighting racial inequality in the UK. The Black Heart Foundation was founded by Ric Lewis, the American-born boss of the Mayfair-based property investment fund Tristan Capital Partners.

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Ric Lewis’ Background

Executive Chairman & Chief Investment Officer
Jun 2009 - Present
London, UK
Tristan Capital Partners is an independent, London-based real estate investment management company regarded as one of the leaders in the European marketplace. Ric is a founding Partner of the firm and also serves as Chair of the Investment Committee.
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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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Ric Lewis’ Gallery

Current Board Positions

Independent Non-Executive Director
Jun 2020 - Present
London, UK
Legal & General is a multinational financial services company headquartered in London. Ric brings to the Board his significant experience in investment management and, in particular, a focus on the real estate sector.
Board of Trustees
Jun 2017 - Present
Hanover, NH, USA
Dartmouth is a member of the Ivy League and 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 and graduate education with distinguished research and scholarship in the Arts and Sciences.
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Previous Board 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.


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.
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 and youth groups survive and thrive. Members use the power of sport to transform the lives of disadvantaged young people and build stronger, safer communities.
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Awards & Endorsements

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 and women across a wide range of industries including science, technology and the arts.

Ric Lewis’ Education