Ideamensch had a special guest interview with billionaire Chris Burch, the President and CEO of Burch Creative Capital not long ago in which they were asking him about some of his business activities. Chris Burch is both an angel investor and a real estate guru and he said he gets ideas for his ventures by being curious and seeing how things around him can be improved. One thing he’s really excited about is a new small house model that he’s been promoting in his Cocoon9 company. Burch loves to see that people are changing how they enter the housing market and are looking for the experience in how they buy homes. He also believes people are the foundation to generating great ideas and that they must be passionate about the ideas to make them happen.
Chris Burch first started as a fashion retail entrepreneur who founded Eagle Eye Apparel. This company grew out of his dorm room at Ithaca College as a sweater sales gig and eventually opened up over 50 stores and generated hundreds of millions of dollars in sales. Burch continued in fashion even after he sold this company as a founding partner of his then wife fashion model Tory Burch’s brand, and later as the founder of a prominent Manhattan retailer known as C. Wonder, see (Ideamensch.com).
Prior to founding Burch Creative Capital, Chris Burch started looking into private equity and real estate investments as a member of the Guggenheim Partners and also as a partner of the Faena Group in Argentina. He became a shareholder in Alan Faena’s Hotel + Universe which was designed by world famous architect Philippe Stark, find out more information on nihi.com. Burch explored residential real estate in the northeast Atlantic region during the mid-2000s and bought several multi-million dollar homes that he flipped during that time. He also started J. Christopher, a building supply and distribution chain for contractors. But his biggest accomplishment as he became billionaire was buying Nihiwatu Resort in Sumba Island in Indonesia, a former surfer hostel that he transformed into a complete 5-star luxury hotel which is currently ranked tops in vacation destinations, visit http://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/christopher-maya-j-christopher-burch-hamptons-house-article.
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