Christopher Burch is best defined as a serial investor and entrepreneur as well as a business and economic advisor. In the four decades that Christopher navigated through diverse but interconnected industries, the celebrated creative capital advisor ensured to leave a mark on these areas of interest. In effect, he established a successful consultancy firm referred to as Burch Creative Capital that specializes in advising business professionals on how to remain productive in their respective fields of operation. Most recently, Chris turned to the world of investment that has helped front his name to the list of global business leader
When asked about how he came to grow into a major player in the world of business, Chris argues that entrepreneurship has always had a deep spot within him. He particularly points out to his early college days, at Ithaca College where, together with his brother Bob, Chris started the Eagle’s Eye apparel company with a capital of $2,000. They pushed the company to unimaginable levels before selling it for $165 Million to Swire Group.
He would use this proceeds to invest in different companies in the technology space. The name Christopher Burch particularly comes up whenever you dig into Internet Capital Group’s, also known as IPO, earliest investors. The entrepreneur is skilled and overly experienced in understanding consumer behaviors and has a time and again used this skill to spot companies, balancing between innovation and implementation that often result in unprecedented success.
Christopher Burch’s investment portfolio
Over the years, Chris has diversified his investment portfolio to focus more on domestic and international real estate markets. His signature investment options in the United States include the development of luxury homes in Palm Beach, Florida and Southampton, New York. He also the founder of Cocoon9, a prefab company that specializes in designing luxury homes with space saving floor plans, sophisticated finishes, and energy efficient designs. In 2011, long after leaving college and dipping his feet in multiple investments, Burch rekindled his interests in the apparel industry with the launch of C. Wonder that he would later sell to Xcel Brands, check ideamensch.com
Burch’s investments in Nihiwatu
Burch’s investment interests also extend into the hospitality industry where he constantly invests by either building resorts or restaurants from scratch or simply buying into existing ones. Just recently, Chris acquired the Nihiwatu luxury resort on the remote Indonesian island of Sumba that he has since renovated into an ultra-modern five-star resort (wingjournal.com). Acquired and renovated in 2015, the hotel went to being voted the best hotel in the world in 2017.