Chief Executive Officer
Robert S. 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.
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.
Executive Assistant: Katie Schulte - 949.717.3173
Timothy J. Ballard is a Co-Founder and the President of Buchanan Street Partners. In his tenure at Buchanan, Mr. Ballard has directed over $5 billion of real estate debt and equity investments. Since Buchanan’s inception, he has elevated Buchanan’s investment initiatives to a national scope through the investment in over 200 properties spanning office, industrial, multi-family and retail assets. These investments encompass both debt and equity and include joint ventures with leading national and international real estate operators. Overall, Mr. Ballard has been responsible for the formation of five commingled funds and separate accounts for the purpose of making value-added real estate investments. These funds manage the assets of public pension plans, life insurance companies, corporate pension funds and HNW investors. Mr. Ballard has 23 years of real estate experience and holds dual degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and The Wharton School in Economics and Real Estate Finance. His professional affiliations include YPO, PREA, ULI and NAIOP; and he serves on the Board of Directors for Buchanan Children’s Charities.
Associate: Lauren Maehler - 949.717.3175
Vice President, Accounting & Reporting
David Rodibaugh is the lead for the fund accounting group as well as reporting the results and being the liaison to all of the investors. In addition, David is responsible for all corporate accounting matters. David has over 12 years of experience in real estate. Prior to joining Buchanan Street Partners, David Rodibaugh was a senior manager in the assurance services practice of Ernst & Young, LP working within its real estate, hospitality and construction industry group. David was with Ernst & Young, LP for over 10 years serving a broad range of real estate clients including SEC registrants, private partnerships, and large institutional investors. He has provided auditing, advisory, SOX compliance, transaction and operational improvement services to REITS, restaurants, homebuilders, hospitality, commercial property developers and owners, mortgage companies and pension fund advisors. David is a licensed CPA in the state of California and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He graduated with honors from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and a Masters of Business Administration degree with a concentration in auditing and consulting.