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Ric Lewis

Executive Chairman & Chief Investment Officer

Tristan Capital Partners

London, UK

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Ric Lewis’ Biography

Ric Lewis is Chief Investment Officer and Executive Chairman of Tristan Capital Partners, a London-based real estate investment management company with assets under management of more than €11 billion. 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.

With more than 115 workers in eight locations around Europe, Tristan Capital Partners is majority-owned and managed by its principals. 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. In October 2021 he was appointed to the governing Council of Imperial College London.

Ric Lewis’ Newsfeed

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.

Channel 4 News
The Making of Britain’s Black Renaissance

Ric Lewis, Executive Chairman and CIO of Tristan Capital Partners, was a contributor to this Channel 4 film that looks at how power is changing.

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Ric Lewis’ Background

Tristan Capital Partners
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

Legal & General Group plc
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.
Dartmouth College
Board of Trustees
Jun 2017 - Present
Hanover, NH, USA
Dartmouth College is one of the prestigious universities in the world, and a member of the ‘Ivy League’.
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Previous Board Positions

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

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

The Black Heart Foundation
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.
Sported
Trustee
Jul 2017 - Present
London, UK
Sported is a UK charity that assists over 3,000 youth and community sport groups flourish. Members use the power of sport to transform the lives of disadvantaged young people and build safer, stronger communities.
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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

The High Performance Podcast
Ric Lewis on the 12 principles of culture
Aug 2021
Talks at GS
Oct 2020
In this Goldman Sachs interview, Ric Lewis talks about navigating the property market during the pandemic and his work encouraging racial equality.

Awards & Endorsements

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Urban Land Institute
Winner, ULI European Leader Award 2021
Feb 2021
Washington, DC, USA
The Urban Land Institute (ULI) has announced that Ric Lewis, founding partner of one of the leading property investment management firms in Europe, Tristan Capital Partners, has won the 2021 ULI European Leader Award.
The Powerlist 2019
Winner
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.

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 Lewis’ Education