The best ways to sum up Chris Burch is to say that he excels as a businessman as well as a world traveler. However, a more in depth account of this man shows that he is a leader and a developer of not just ideas but communities and relationships. He is also a visionary pioneer who has found a way to create a paradise that is both in the center of a tourist hub while at the same time out of the way for the faint hearted traveler. Additional article on architecturaldigest.com.
That is why the resort, which he co-owns, Nihiwatu is one of the most picturesque locations and sought-after pieces of real estate on the globe. The population itself is just under a million with a forested area that is unrivaled by some of the most beautiful jungles from Brazil to the Congo. And outside of a little bit of development and tourism to keep an economy thriving, this is how Chris Burch would like things to stay on the little island. His managing partner James McBride works with the local governments and businesses just starting out in the area to make sure that this goal is achieved. More to read about this resort on businessinsider.com.
It’s not that anyone on the island, or Chris and James themselves, wants to see exclusivity in the community, because nothing could be further from the truth. They just want to make sure that the development that happens does not result in sprawl and that it is healthy for everyone involved. There is a certain quality to the location that keeps everyone humble, where billionaires mengle and show civility to a not so average community of “beach bums”. Read his views on business related matters, click entrepreneur.com.
And then of course, there is an indigenous population which gives a invaluable cache value to the location itself. Chris Burch is most fortunate and smart for having found himself a co-owner in this venture. But, this hotel resort is not the only intelligent and profitable organization that he is a part of. He also sits as a member or advisor on five different boards. These boards are See The SEEN, Grability,Chubbies Shorts, Poppin and Ithaca College. Refer to bjtonline.com for a related article.
Here’s a closer look at the diversity of his business investments, see http://www.burchcreativecapital.com/portfolio/