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 Executive 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 (London Children’s Museum).
Watch his interview with Peace Hyde on Forbes Africa’s global episode of ‘My Worst Day in Business.’
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