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Ric Lewis

Executive Chairman & Chief Investment Officer

Tristan Capital Partners

London, UK

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Ric’s Biography

Ric Lewis is the Executive Chairman and CIO of Tristan Capital Partners, a property investment company based in London with over €11 billion in assets under management. The firm specialises in investment strategies for private wealth, institutional and endowment investors, focusing on all types of property across Europe and the UK. Ric founded the company and continued the partnership and track record he had formed with his partners at Curzon Global Partners (AEW Europe).

With more than 115 workers in eight locations around Europe, Tristan Capital Partners is majority-owned and managed by its principals. The company has developed a multi-fund, multi-year track record which has established them as one of Europe’s top 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...
Ric Lewis is the Executive Chairman and CIO of Tristan Capital Partners, a property investment company based in London with over €11 billion in assets under management. The firm specialises in investment strategies for private wealth, institutional and endowment investors, focusing on all types of property across Europe and the UK. Ric founded the company and continued the partnership and track record he had formed with his partners at Curzon Global Partners (AEW Europe).

With more than 115 workers in eight locations around Europe, Tristan Capital Partners is majority-owned and managed by its principals. The company has developed a multi-fund, multi-year track record which has established them as one of Europe’s top 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. The Foundation offers various educational scholarships to youths in need in the UK and elsewhere. Ric is also an Advisory Board member of the 10,000 Black Interns programme and a Founding Trustee of the Black Equity Organisation.

Ric serves on many educational and community Boards, including the Belfer Center at Harvard University; Dartmouth College (USA); Eastside Young Leaders Academy; King Solomon Academy; the Royal National Children’s Springboard Foundation; and the Institute of Imagination (London Children’s Museum). In October 2021 he was appointed to the governing Council of Imperial College London.
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The Independent
UK’s first national Black civil rights organisation launched by cross-section of influential figures

Black Equity Organisation's (BEO) Board of Trustees includes business leader and philanthropist Ric Lewis.

London News Time
‘Great minds’ from academia, industry and business join Imperial’s Council

The new Council members include Ric Lewis, founder of Tristan Capital Markets.

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Ric’s Background

Tristan Capital Partners
Executive Chairman & Chief Investment Officer
Jun 2009 - Present
London, UK
Tristan Capital Partners is a privately held real estate investment firm based in London and widely recognised as one of the best in Europe. 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 top real estate asset managers, employing over 600 people in offices in London, Paris, Hong Kong and Boston. Separate accounts, comingled funds and securities mandates are just some of the property investment solutions offered by the company.
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Current Board Positions

Legal & General Group plc
Independent Non-Executive Director
Jun 2020 - Present
London, UK
Legal & General is a London-based global financial services corporation. Ric brings to the Board a wealth of investment management experience, with a special focus on the real estate sector.
Dartmouth College
Board of Trustees
Jun 2017 - Present
Hanover, NH, USA
Dartmouth College, a member of the 'Ivy League,' is one of the world’s most prestigious universities.
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Previous Board Positions

London First
Board of Directors
Jan 2005 - Mar 2012
London, UK
Backed by its influential membership, London First is a non-profit organisation whose mission is to make London the best city in the world to do business.

Current Advisory Roles

Imperial College London
Council Member
Oct 2021 - Present
London, UK
Imperial College’s Council is responsible for the investment, finance, property and general business of the College, and for agreeing its strategic direction.

Philanthropy

Black Equity Organisation
Trustee
May 2022 - Present
The Black Equity Organisation (BEO) is a national civil rights group, formed to dismantle systemic racism in Britain, deliver better lived experiences for Black people across the country and drive generational change.
10,000 Black Interns
Advisory Board Member
2020 - Present
10,000 Black Interns aims to offer 2,000 internships every year for five years to black candidates.
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Media

The making of Britain's Black renaissance
Contributor
Sep 2021
Ric Lewis talked to Channel 4 News about how power is changing in the UK. Other contributors included Sir Kenneth Olisa, Karen Blackett, Sir David Adjaye and Tom Ilube.

Interviews

Ric Lewis: Ways to Change the World
Jan 2019
Ric Lewis talks to Krishnan Guru-Murthy of Channel 4 News on being voted the most influential black Briton and the experiences that have shaped his world view.
The High Performance Podcast
Ric Lewis on the 12 principles of culture
Aug 2021
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Awards & Endorsements

Urban Land Institute logo Urban Land Institute logo
Urban Land Institute
Winner, ULI European Leader Award 2021
Feb 2021
Washington, DC, USA
Ric Lewis, a founding partner of Tristan Capital Partners, was the recipient of the Urban Land Institute’s European Leader Award in 2021.
The Powerlist 2019
Winner
2019
London, UK
The Powerlist is an annual list of the 100 most influential people of African and African Caribbean descent in Britain. Produced in collaboration with JP Morgan and sponsored by EY, Linklaters, and the Executive Leadership Council, the list recognises outstanding men and women from a variety of fields, including technology, science and the arts.

Mentoring

The Oxford Foundry
Ambassador, Entrepreneurial Fellowship Initiative
Apr 2021 - Present
Oxford, UK
Oxford Foundry has developed an initiative that will help Black, Asian and people from minority ethnic backgrounds become better represented in senior leadership roles in the corporate world.

Ric’s Education