Group Chief Executive, Grosvenor Estate
Jeremy Newsum is chief executive and a trustee of the Grosvenor Estate, responsible for international strategy and development of the business. He is a director of TR Property Investment Trust plc; an adviser to Bidwells; chairman of the Property Advisory Committee for the Rector of Imperial College; chairman of the advisory board to the Land Economy Department at the University of Cambridge; a director of Sonae Imobiliaria (Portugal); a past president of the British Property Federation; and trustee of the Urban Land Institute.
Newsum joined Grosvenor in 1976 after reading Estate Management at Reading University. In 1979 he left to join Savills where he advised institutional and corporate clients on commercial property investment and development. In 1984, he established a London office for Bidwells, and in 1987 he returned to Grosvenor, where he has been chief executive since 1989.
Under his leadership, Grosvenor has expanded from its home base in London’s Mayfair and Belgravia neighborhoods to an international property development and investment group with interests across the United Kingdom and Ireland; the Americas; continental Europe; and Australia and the Asia Pacific. Grosvenor manages a portfolio valued at approximately $7.8 billion, with interests in 16 countries.