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, multifamily, and self-storage 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 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. Throughout his career he has received numerous recognitions for both his entrepreneurship and his community philanthropic efforts including Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year, Boy Scouts of America who honored Robert with the “Good Scout Award” within Orange County, and separately 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 on the Hoag Hospital Board and is a Founding Member of the UC Irvine Center for Real Estate. His professional affiliations include membership in the Urban Land Institute, Pension Real Estate Association and Young Presidents Organization. Robert is passionate about educating our future leaders and has taught multiple commercial real estate classes to UCI undergraduate and graduate students as an adjunct professor.