After investing $30 million into a property that had formerly been a hostel in Indonesia’s remote Sumba Island, Chris Burch announced the opening of what would become the world’s best vacation place at Nihiwatu Resort. Burch has come a long way from the days of starting up a casual sweater sales business to being a renowned real estate investor and now the partner owner with James McBride of this fantastic island. Nihiwatu Resort has beachfront villas and unique artistic buildings combined with the treatments guests get at its spas located all over the resort. And fine dining in candle-lit venues or under the stars, and everything else you might have believed only existed in fiction. Burch says he made this investment to build something that would last for his family. More to read on businessinsider.com.
Chris Burch’s emergence into the sweater-selling business began when he was still an undergraduate at Ithaca College. He had taken up selling those sweaters as just a way to generate extra cash, but soon the customer demand for them became so high that he went full-time into it and before long was running his own company that became Eagle Eye Apparel. For many years Burch was making high sales profits at Eagle Eye Apparel until he sold all the shares for $60 million in 1998. Check bjtonline.com for more of this.
As a fashion and lifestyle investor, he Chris Burch has been involved in several ventures including the launch of the Tory Burch brand and later Ellen DeGeneres’s ED brand. He founded Burch Creative Capital as a place to cultivate unusual business ideas and invest in companies that could take on longtime established ones with a unique technology-driven approach. Certain companies that have either previously been with Burch’s portfolio or are currently in it include Poppin, Powermat, C Wonder and Actua. For contact details, head over to burchcreativecapital.com.
Chris Burch started getting serious about real estate investing and the hospitality industry in 2004 when he helped finance construction of the Faena Hotel + Universe, a group he held a partnership with for nearly 10 years including buying one of their Miami condos. He also bought several properties across New York and Massachusetts which he would flip and generate millions in resale value. Related article on architecturaldigest.com. Chris Burch was also once a film producer for a 1993 hit named “Watch It,” and he also a former board member of the Rothman Institute Orthopedic Foundation. He also has donated $1.3 million in charity to the Tilton private school.
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