Ric Lewis


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Executive Chairman - Co-Chief Investment Officer Chair - Investment Committee

“We take our work and our success very seriously, but we take ourselves far less so.” Ric Lewis

Regarded as one of the most creative and consummate professionals in the international real estate management industry, Ric is Tristan's Senior Portfolio Manager, responsible for the Fund's overall strategy and execution. He brings more than twenty-five years of experience and investment success to the roles of Chairman of the Investment Committee, Chief Investment Officer and Founding Partner of Tristan Capital Partners.

A graduate of Dartmouth College in the USA, where he received an A.B., Economics, Ric is also an alumnus of Harvard Business School (PMD). In the US, he was a Partner and Senior Managing Director of AEW Capital Management, an investment management business with 200 staff and $25 billion under management. Moving to Europe, Ric then became Chief Investment Officer and Board Director of AEW Europe, a pan-European real estate investment management business with 11 offices, 270 staff and €18 billion in assets under management.

He then founded and served for several years as Chief Executive for Curzon Global Partners, a London based real estate investment company, owned by AEW Europe.

Outside of work, Ric is a passionate advocate for improving less advantaged children's access to quality education, in particular through his own Black Heart Foundation. He serves, or has recently served on the Board of Trustees for Dartmouth College, the Board of Trustees for Royal SpringBoard, the Board of Directors of London First; the Board of Visitors for the Belfer Centre for International Policy at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government; the Board of Trustees of The International Inspiration Foundation; The Ambassadors Council of Grassroots Soccer; the Board of Governors of King Solomon Academy; the Board of Directors of the Eastside Young Leaders Academy and Chair of the Board The Institute of Imagination.

Ric has dual American and British nationality.

Assistant: Frances Hayes

Senior Partners

  • Ric Lewis

    Executive Chairman - Co-Chief Investment Officer

    Chair - Investment Committee
  • Ian Laming

    Chief Executive Officer

    Investment Committee Member
  • Cameron Spry

    Senior Partner - Co-Chief Investment Officer

    Investment Committee Member
  • Simon Martin

    Senior Partner - Chief Investment Strategist and Head of Research

    Investment Committee Member
  • Ali Otmar

    Senior Partner - Head of Investments

    Investment Committee Member
  • Ben Newman

    Senior Partner - CCP 5 LL Portfolio Manager

  • Jean-Philippe Blangy

    Senior Partner - Head of Asset Management and Head of ESG

    Investment Committee Member