Chris Burch is a unique businessman who loves things not just for their value in money, but also for the art and creative thinking that’s gone into them. He’s the owner of Burch Creative Capital and a majority holder in several major hotel properties including Nihiwatu Resort, a place that rivals Sandals as one of the world’s top dream vacation places. What Burch emphasizes is being able to help entrepreneurs express their ideas and be able to visualize their dream companies working, and with access to solid funding Burch Creative Capital is able to execute the business. The creative companies that either are currently in the Burch portfolio or are alumni include C. Wonder, Next Jump, Cocoon9, Poppin office solutions and Powermat among others (burchcreativecapital.com)
Prior to going into venture capital and real estate deals, Chris was a fashion company founder. His first apparel company was Eagle Eye Apparel which at one point was just a small sweater sales hobby he did while in college, but it grew to be as popular as companies like Abercrombie and JCPenney. Burch sold that company for millions of dollars later on and then started buying up new dot-com companies through the Internet Capital Group and investing in alternative funds through Guggenheim Partners (http://www.bjtonline.com/business-jet-news/billionaire-chris-burch). His second fashion company launch was an idea that his then wife fashion model Tory Burch had gotten the idea for. The Tory Burch Fashion Company at one point was showcased by Oprah Winfrey and became a phenomena in Hollywood. Chris Burch later sold his shares in that company and used them to start Burch Creative Capital.
Chris Burch started getting serious about the hospitality industry when he joined Alan Faena to build one of Buenos Aires’s finest hotels, the Faena Hotel + Universe in 2004, and he later purchased a condo in Florida from that same company. Burch also started going into home flipping in the mid 2000s and turned a home in Southampton from $14 million to $25 million while also doing the same with several Massachusetts homes. Nihiwatu Resort became his biggest investment in 2013 when he and James McBride had beach houses and fine restaurants built there to make it one of the top-reviewed places on TripAdvisor. Check releasefact.com.