Bruce Ritchie is one of the UK’s leading property entrepreneurs. Educated at Dulwich College Bruce started work at Harrods and completed their management training scheme as the youngest ever trainee at that time, in conjunction with the College for Distributive Trades. He left Harrods in 1988 to concentrate on his property career.
Having founded prime central London investor RL in 1991. He and RL have successfully invested through the property cycle to grow the company into a substantial business, owning more than 1,000 properties in one of the world’s most prestigious locations.
In 2004 he entered into a successful JV partnership in the ownership of the Marco Pierre White restaurant group which included Mirabelle, Drones, Quo Vadis, The Belvedere, L’escargot and Criterion, these has has now sold.
In 2012 RL formed a partnership with a real estate subsidiary of one of the world’s leading pension fund managers . This partnership, under the Prime London brand, has enhanced Bruce’s reputation for successfully co-investing alongside institutions and high net worth individuals.
Bruce is at the forefront of the creation and rapid growth of the UK’s professional private rented property sector, having demonstrated how excellent customer service and asset management can enhance the tenant’s experience. He is a member of the British Property Federation and has been a contributor to key media including Evening Standard, City AM, Estates Gazette, Property Week and The Telegraph.
Through his good fortune and substantial efforts Bruce has been an active supporter of a range of charities and worthwhile causes, he is widely respected as a generous philanthropist.
Bruce has been the Co-Chairman since 2016 and one of the Trustees of The Presidents Club Charitable Trust which has raised millions of pounds for underprivileged and disadvantaged Children and Children’s Charities for over 30 years.