For the last four decades, Christopher Burch has profitably invested in a number of industries in the technology, real estate, luxury and the hospitality industry. He started Burch Creative capital which is a creative capital company which takes a different approach in investments by coming up with out of the ordinary ideas and strategies to create a memorable and permanent impact in their clients’ lives (burchcreativecapital.com). The firm has a number of well known and interesting brands under their portfolio. Among them is ED by Ellen DeGeneres, Poppin, Cocoon9, Voss Water, Jawbone, Faena Hotel and the five stars rated Indonesian hotel, Nihiwatu.
The genesis of Mr. Burch’s success as an entrepreneur was back in 1976 when he was still a student at Ithaca College. Alongside his brother Bob, Burch invested two thousand US dollars to kick-start their first business called Eagle’s Eye apparel. They invested a lot of time and energy in their startup and they would make good amounts of profits from the enterprise. At the time they sold their company to Swire Group, Eagle’s Eye apparel was worth more than a hundred and sixty-five million US dollars. Mr. Burch was among the first investors of the Internet Capital Group which would rake in billions of profits in the historical internet IPO in the late 90s.
His ability to bridge the gap amidst innovation and implementation has put him ahead in the game because this has helped him figure out consumer trends in terms of behavior and expectations. Being in line with the customer’s behaviors and meeting their expectations is a big boost, especially in the hospitality industry where customer service is the backbone of any successful enterprise.
Mr. Christopher has developed a business acumen that has seen him gain confidence and empowered him to invest both domestically and internationally. He has developed a string of luxury homes in Palm Beach, Florida, Southampton, Nantucket and Faena Hotel + Universe in Argentina. His latest purchase is a resort in Indonesia called Nihiwatu which he jointly purchased with James McBride, a prosperous hotelier. Nihiwatu resort sits on an Indonesian Island called Sumba and the two entrepreneurs invested more than thirty million US Dollars in refurbishing it to a five-star hotel, see wingsjournal.com. Travel + Leisure rated Nihiwatu as the best hotel on the globe. Burch also slotted a private home which he called Raja Mendaka among the twenty-seven exclusive villas housed in the resort. Borch says Nihiwatu is one of his most successful projects and he is grateful that the resort is located in the rarest geographical locations which allows him to be creative with the amenities making Nihiwatu a unique destination
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Mr. Burch is not only a lucrative entrepreneur but also an excellent leader. He served as a board member of Rothman Institute Orthopedic Foundation and also served The Pierre Hotel Co-op Board as the President. Burch is also big-hearted and has financed research and other noble purposes at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York, The Child Welfare League of China and The Sumba Foundation.