The Hitchin Property Trust Ltd is an independent Landlord based in Hitchin, Hertfordshire with a mixed portfolio of commercial and residential properties. Founded in 1937 by John Ray to hold and manage the growing portfolio of his building firm John Ray Ltd., the company has remained wholly owned and managed by the family, though now has considerably more shareholders! As John Ray Ltd. gradually stopped building new properties, an activity that had significantly slowed down since the war, The Hitchin Property Trust Ltd. continued to invest in high street properties diverging away from Hitchin and North Hertfordshire eastwards towards East Anglia. Whilst the majority of the portfolio remains in Hitchin, over time it has expanded to include the towns of Bury St Edmunds, Colchester, St Albans, Buntingford, Ware, Royston and Baldock.
The Company manages a portfolio of over 300 commercial and residential units. 200 of these are owned by The Hitchin Property Trust with the remainder being owned by our associated companies; The Willian Trust Ltd.; Keysheath Investment Company Ltd.; and John Ray Ltd.