Robert Brunswick is Co-Founder and Chairman 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 investing in both commercial and multi family properties and in making debt investments. In his day-to-day activities, Robert is responsible for chairing the firm’s Investment and Executive Management Committees.
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 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 Chairman of the Hoag Hospital Foundation and is a member of the Board of Directors for Hoag Hospital. Robert is also a 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 has taught commercial real estate classes as an adjunct professor at both UCI’s undergraduate and graduate programs.