Bruce Ritchie – Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Residential Land

January 1st, 2011
Residential Land

Bruce is the 100% owner of the Residential Land Group of 163 companies which hold in excess of 1,200 privately rented individual properties in prime central London as well as hotels and prime Mayfair office buildings. As principle and founder of the Residential Land brand and having started as a sole trader Bruce has built prime central London’s largest private landlord from a small property trading business to a best in class specialist operator. Bruce is widely respected as an expert in his field and sits on the British Property Federation Residential Committee and is a Fellow of the Property Consultants Society. Bruce is also the joint owner in partnership with Marco Pierre White of the White Star Line restaurant group which have included Mirabelle, Drones, Quo Vadis, Criterion and others. Educated at Dulwich College he left school after A levels and rather than follow in the family tradition of going to Magdalene College Cambridge he went to work in Harrods of Knightsbridge joining their Management Training Scheme and becoming the youngest ever sales manager. By the time he left Harrods he owned 17 properties some of which he still owns today. Some 24 years later Bruce is both a Philanthropist and Benefactor of many of London’s worthy charitable institutions. Having completed c.860 property transactions since 1991 under the Residential Land Group of Companies and hundreds more personally prior to its creation, his success and track record speaks for itself.