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Chris Burch’s Five Main Gift Recommendations

Chris Burch is a man who helps others generate ideas for new businesses and even improves on them as those ideas get turned into reality. But he also has ideas for people looking for home improvements or gifts for someone special. Burch has traveled all over the world so he’s familiar with items of fine art and that give maximum comfort, and he likes five in particular. Those five items are a US Jaclean Zero-Gravity Massage Chair, a Trademark Cooper Cage Tote bag, Snowe Home candles, a jacket from Barbour Gisburne or just sweets from a goodie shop like Pretzables. Check releasefact.com.

Some of those gifts are made by companies that are either in Chris Burch’s portfolio or have previously been funded by him. Burch’s company, Burch Creative Capital has funded hundreds of disrupters since 2008 and is the catalyst for much of his business growth initiatives. Prior to founding this company, Burch was the CEO of Eagle Eye Apparel. He was only in college when he started this company and it grew from a small sweater sales hobby to a retail chain with over 50 stores and distribution centers and hundreds of millions in sales volumes (http://www.bjtonline.com/business-jet-news/billionaire-chris-burch). ┬áMoving from this business, Burch became an investor with several private equity firms and then for several years shared ownership of his then wife Tory Burch’s fashion brand, a brand that is still ranked among the world’s top today. He officially exited this company when he launched Burch Creative Capital.

Chris Burch started really making profits when he decided to enter hotel purchase deals all across the world with his first big one being a partnership with Argentinian developer Alan Faena. This partnership saw the construction of the Hotel + Universe in Buenos Aires, and the construction of several condos in Miami. Burch also bought several residential real estate lots across the Northeast including a $14 million home in Long Island that he sold for $25 million after renovation, and he redeveloped several town homes in Massachusetts. Burch made headlines in 2012 when he became a billionaire and shortly after bought the property of Nihiwatu Resort, the current top vacation place (businessinsider.com).  Burch plans on passing this property down after he passes away.

Read this compelling interview on entrepreneur.com.

 

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