Chris Burch is a startup business investor and a man who gets around quite nicely. In fact he even had to change his credit card recently because his former credit card wasn’t getting him in the top Manhattan restaurants or to the best hotel rooms. But he himself has bought hotels including the owner’s shares of Nihiwatu Resort, a beach resort on a remote Indonesian Island that he and James McBride decided to build back in 2013, and with $30 million invested into it it’s been ranked as the “world’s best hotel” by Travel & Leisure magazine. Visitors have admired this location for its stunningly beautiful beaches and the overall atmosphere and architecture that brings to mind dream locations you may have only seen in movies. Burch stays here part of the year in a house he built. Check on this to continue reading about this resort.
Chris Burch was previously the founder and CEO of Eagle Eye Apparel. This was a company that started as a simple hobby selling sweaters on a college campus. Burch’s sweaters became so popular in town that he was able to buy several factories with the profits and eventually Eagle Eye had opened over 50 stores throughout the US. Burch would later sell the company for a high profit and go on to invest in other fashion companies including his previous wife Tory Burch’s fashion line. Refer to bjtonline.com for more reading.
Chris Burch’s signature business was founding Burch Creative Capital, a venture capital firm that became all about incubating ideas that differed from most other startups and are brought to life under Burch’s guidance. The companies that have risen from Burch’s portfolio include Powermat, Voss Water, Actua, Poppin, C. Wonder and also Ellen DeGeneres’s lifestyle company ED. Burch Creative Capital has also been the key holding company for Burch’s real estate partnerships including his first big one with Alan Faena through which the Faena Hotel + Universe was constructed down in Buenos Aires. Read an entrepreneur’s view on business related matters, click on entrepreneur.com.
Burch’s property holdings include several homes across Long Island with one home in Southampton that was bought and resold for an $11 million profit. He also purchased a Faena property condo in Miami in 2011. Additional article on architecturaldigest.com. While Nihiwatu Resort has become his chief investment, Burch also has given to non-profit organizations around the US including the Tilton School and the Rothman Institute Orthopedic Foundation. Burch also has some history in the motion picture industry as the executive producer of Tom Flynn’s “Watch It” romance comedy movie.
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