An Overview of Chris Burch’s Investment Portfolios

After several years of investing in different famous brands like Tory Burch and C. Wonder, businessman Chris Burch has now decided to take his entrepreneurial skills to the hospitality industry. Mr. Burch and a seasoned hospitality guru, James McBridge, purchased a beach property on Indonesian Sumba Island in 2012. The two businessmen spent $30 million to redevelop the property, which was then reopened in 2015 as a five-star hotel known as Nihiwatu. One year after it was reopened, Nihiwatu was named as a top global hotel by Travel & Leisure. Click on for additional reading.

The entrepreneur revealed that he bought the property for his kids and also as an investment which they can give back to the society in future. The place has amazing facilities that are not easy to find in other places. According to Burch, he did not expect Nihiwatu to be what it is today. He spends most of his time in Miami, the Hamptons and Nihiwatu resort. The resort has a private home; Raja Mendaka for Chris, and 26 other private villas. The resort has two treehouses linked by a bamboo bridge. The treehouses has balcony, bedroom and bathroom, while the main one has a living area. The two entrepreneurs are planning to expand their resort businesses in Nicaragua and Costa Rica.

About Investor Chris Burch

He is a prominent entrepreneur and founder of Burch Creative Capital. For close to four decades, he has actively invested in a broad range of industries with successful businesses. He began his entrepreneurial skills in 1976 while he was still pursuing his bachelor’s degree at Ithaca College. Burch and his brother Bob invested $2,000 to establish Eagle’s Eye apparel. The business expanded to $165 million and the brothers sold it to Swire Group. After his first venture, Chris Burch invested in Internet Capital Group. More to read on

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Mr. Burch entrepreneurial skills have enabled him to be innovative and at the same time finding creative ways to realize success in his ventures. He understands the behavior of consumers and it has led him to create superior infrastructures that have potential to improve consumer experience. Mr. Burch has invested heavily on real estate industry, both domestic and international markets. He has several luxury homes in Florida, NY, Southampton, Palm Beach and Nantucket. He created C. Wonder in 2011, a retail outlet specializing in home decor items. His other business ventures include Cocoon9 and ED by Ellen Degeneres.   Hop over to for some interesting articles to read.

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Chris Burch Shares His Thoughts About Success

During his 40 years as an entrepreneur and investor Chris Burch has established himself as one of the most influential investors in the world. He is noted for his role in developing hospitality properties and building brands. His interests include renovating underused properties as well as launching and promoting individual brands. His portfolio includes the development of the #1 ranked hotel in the world to his recent interest in prefab luxury homes and a partnership with Ellen DeGeneres.

In a recent interview, he shared some insight into his very successful life. Chris is naturally curious; he often notices how certain products and services can be improved. After being very successful early in life, in the apparel industry, he decided to share his experience and knowledge to help other entrepreneurs who he thought had good ideas. To that end, Chris founded Burch Creative Capital where they provide funding to entrepreneurs hoping to bring their ideas to the world. There is no such thing as a typical day for Chris Burch; he might be in Los Angeles for meetings, flying to the South Pacific to study the possibility of expanding his resort, Nihiwatu, or in New York checking on companies, where he has an interest.  For the interview, click

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It all starts with the people involved; it takes passionate people to make a project succeed. One project that has peaked his interest is the small house movement. He has launched Cocoon9 to promote this interest, small luxury prefab homes, utilizing floor space and energy efficient. He is also keen on the Millennial traveler that wants adventure as well as culture. Chris is proud of Nihiwatu, a luxury resort located on an island in Indonesian, designed with this traveler in mind.

He goes on to say, his ability to read people has been a big part of his success.  Chris learned at an early age to appreciate hard labor; his father hired him out to a construction company to expose him to the basics of building and see what it was like to work hard. Asked if he had ever had a failure, he answered he had thousands of them, the secret is to take full responsibility, analyze the experience, and go forward. Additional article on He advises, always listen, and be willing to take risks if you want to be groundbreaking. For updates on Burch timeline activities, click

Chris Burch is an admirer of Ellen DeGeneres; he thinks the way she connects with her audience and her prowess as a businesswoman are brilliant. Because of her ability to leave a trail of thoughts after she has engaged her audience gives her the capacity to design products that will appeal to America. He is a good friend and admirer of real estate developer Steve Ross. He likes the determination and creativity Steve demonstrates in everything he does; no job is too small or too big for Steve Ross. In keeping with his persona, Chris Burch recommends one book, BOLD, by Peter Diamandis.

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Chris Burch Launches A New Hotel, Nihiwatu

After investing in internationally known retail brands like C. Wonder as well as co-founding and establishing many others, Chris Burch is currently focusing his energies in the hospitality industry. In 2012, Chris partnered with hotelier, James McBride, to acquire a beach hostel located in the Indonesian island of Sumba. Burch and McBride spent $30 million to renovate the property. They reopened it in 2015 as a five-star resort called Nihiwatu. In 2015, the resort enjoyed much success in the market. To this end, Travel+ Leisure voted the entity as the best hotel in the globe.

While speaking to Business Jet Traveler in 2015, Chris noted that he purchased the hostel for his children. He hopes the he can preserve it and the surrounding region as a means of giving back to the community. Chris said that the hostel has a beautiful palette. The facility has a spa under a waterfall as well as a breath-taking scenery. Visitors are guaranteed to enjoy their holidays at Nihiwatu owing to the range of activities that they can participate in. Notably, some of the revenues collected are channeled to local charitable organisations. Read this interesting interview with Burch, click here.

Chris remarked that he was amazed by how Nihiwatu had developed into having more appealing place where people could unwind. According to him, he was blown away by the success of the world-class resort. The Wall Street Journal noted that Chris spends his time between his new resort, Nihiwatu, the Hamptons, and Miami.  The new hotel has 27 private villas. Chris’ home, Raj Mendaka, is part of the 27 villas. His home has a main house with four extra villas. At Raj Mendaka, each villa has a private plunge pool.

About Chris Burch

Chris Burch is the chief executive officer and founder of Burch Creative Capital. The serial entrepreneur has diverse businesses in multiple industries. Over the years, the shrewd entrepreneur has invested in technology, fashion, and real estate industries. He is the brain behind Tory Burch, a luxury fashion brand.

Throughout his career, Chris Burch has focused on the power of branding. Presently, he utilizes innovative marketing skills and his sales management abilities to enhance his business interests in financial services, hospitality, apparel, consumer products, and technology. Chris started his business career while he was still studying at Itchica College. He partnered with his brother to form Eagles Eye apparel. Under his transformative leadership, the small agency grew to a large corporation with an asset base of $165 million. Presently, the entrepreneur is affiliated with ED by Ellen DeGeneres, Poppin, Nihiwatu, and Cocoon9. Continue reading on

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