Christopher Burch is a successful entrepreneur, businessman and financial investor. Mr. Burch has been involved in many different types of businesses, but has taken a new approach in the last few years in correlation to the hospitality line of business. In 2012, Burch and his business partner, James McBride, purchased a beach resort located on the remote island of Sumba located in Indonesia. The industry is new to Burch, but he has invested millions into the renovation process and the structure of the overall picturesque resort. Together they have invested around $30 million into the resort and the new renovations. After all of the projects were completed, the resort reopened and soon became rated a 5 start resort. They named the resort Nihiwatu in 2015 and it has been the best voted hotel in the world in 2016. More about this on businessinsider.com.
Burch decided to invest in the hotel industry on the island so that his children would have a place of preservation. The resort is so serene and beautiful, Burch is happy to have a promising hotel that gives back to the community and offers a pristine place for vacationers all over the world. Burch is a very busy man with several different homes. You can find him in Miami, his place in the Hampton’s or at his resort in Indonesia. For a related article, check on architecturaldigest.com.
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Christopher Burch is also the founder and CEO of Burch Creative Capital which is a company with a wide selection of collective brands such as ED, Cocoon9 and Poppin. According to bjtonline.com, his career as an entrepreneur started in 1976 when he was an undergraduate student at Ithaca College. His first initial business was started with his brother, Bob. He invested $2,000 into a company that they started called Eagle’s Eye apparel. Within a short matter of time, the company grew from their small investment to $165 million. Eventually they sold the business to Swire Group, and that was just the beginning of his entrepreneurial business ventures. After he sold Eagle’s Eye, he decided to invest in a company called Internet Capital Group which is a very well-known IPO story in the Internet world. Burch eventually found his niche in the business world and continued to implement and innovate many consumer markets and direct channels. His diverse investment portfolio has led him from one end of the spectrum to the other, and he continues to focus his efforts on new businesses in the future. For further reading about his business ventures, hop over to burchcreativecapital.com.
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