May 15, 2017
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Our Speaker of the Month Is:
Robert Brunswick is a Co-Founder and CEO of Buchanan Street Partners, a real estate investment management firm headquartered in Newport Beach, California. In his capacity Robert has directed the entrepreneurial growth of Buchanan Street since its inception and continues to lead its current strategic direction. Buchanan Street Partners focuses on value add investing by providing debt and equity capital to owners and operators of commercial real estate as well as buying direct investment for their own account.
In 2005, Robert was named Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year and in 2009, the Boy Scouts of America honored Robert Brunswick and Buchanan Street Partners with the “Good Scout Award” within Orange County. In his day-to-day activities Robert is responsible for chairing the firm’s Investment and Executive Management Committees.
In 2007, Robert established Buchanan Children’s Charities, a 501(c)(3) organization which measurably improves the lives and educational opportunities for America’s children. The charity’s signature fundraising events have included Challenge for Children, Encore for Education and the Real Estate Summit, and in 2016 Robert was the recipient of the UCI Center for Real Estate’s Power-packed Philanthropist Award.
Robert holds a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and has completed Berkeley’s Haas Business School Executive Management Program. He currently serves as a Board Member of the Hoag Hospital Foundation, Founding Member of the UC Irvine Center for Real Estate and his professional affiliations include membership in the Urban Land Institute (ULI), Pension Real Estate Association (PREA) and Young Presidents Organization (YPO). Robert is passionate about educating our future leaders and now teaches a commercial real estate class to UCI undergraduates as an adjunct professor.