Chris Burch Is An Owner Of One Of The World’s Finest Hotel Locations

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January 11, 2018

Chris Burch came from modest beginnings in upstate New York to become a major real estate investor whose portfolio includes some of the world’s most exotic vacation destinations. The latest such place he’s bought is Nihiwatu Resort in Indonesia. This started out as a hostel that Burch bought from New Jersey owners, and it’s become a major hotel with fancy architecture and wondrous amenities, and palm trees, waterfalls, nature trails and white sand beaches to explore. Burch has put $30 million into building this resort, and he wants it to be a place that lasts for his future generations.  Related article on businessinsider.com.

Chris Burch’s entrepreneurship was first seen in a sweater sales gig that he started back when he was still in college. What he would do is buy custom-made sweaters at a nearby factory for $10, an then resell them around campus and the local neighborhoods for $15. The business picked up a lot more customers than Burch expected and soon it became a million-dollar fashion company named Eagle Eye Apparel. Eagle Eye apparel opened up more than 50 stores nationally and became a popular brand throughout its existence. Burch would sell the company in 1998 and move on to other ventures.  Refer to bjtonline.com for a related reading.

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One company he became a partner with was the Internet Capital Group, a financing business that made a lot of investments in early internet-based companies. He also was a managing partner in Tory Burch’s fashion, a brand that once debuted on Oprah Winfrey’s show. Burch also was a partner of the Faena Group, an Argentina-based company that was famous for the Faena Hotel + Universe. Burch started buying million-dollar homes in the mid-2000s including one in Southampton, NY that he bought for $14 million and resold for an $11 million profit. He currently manages investments through Burch Creative Capital which funds brand new innovative companies and also is the holding company for his hotel properties.  Browse on inc.com to keep up-to-date with his latest cool offering to the maket.

Read more about his entrepreneurial views on https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/222766

Kerrisdale Capital Management CEO Sahm Adrangi Is On The Rise

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November 11, 2017

Sahm Adrangi is the Chief Executive Officer of Kerrisdale Capital Management. Adrangi attended Yale University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. Adrangi uses publishing research to explain Kerrisdale Capital’s views on stocks. Adrangi finds out information about the business prospects of different companies. Adrangi initially became known for revealing the fraud taking place in Lihua International and China Marine Food Group, among others. Adrangi has looked at the valuations of Northern Dynasty Minerals and First Majestic Silver, among others. Adrangi has also given his take on Globalstar, Dish Network, and Straight Path Communications.

In recent times, Adrangi has emphasized the biotechnology sector. Kerrisdale Capital has looked into companies such as Zafgen and Bavarian Nordic. Adrangi has also been paying attention to the mining and telecommunication sectors. Adrangi started his career in finance, working for Deutsche Bank. Adrangi has also worked for Chanin Capital Partners and Longacre Management. Adrangi has taken a leadership role during business dealings with Lindsay Corporation Management and Morgans Hotel Group. Adrangi has been a guest speaker at a number of high profile events; including the Sohn Conference, Activist Investor Conference, and Distressed Debt Investing Conference. Adrangi has been featured on CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post, among others.

Recently, Adrangi made headlines when it was revealed that Kerrisdale Capital Management raised millions of dollars from investors simply through betting against one stock. Analysts consider the Kerrisdale fund to be innovative and unique. Kerrisdale is planning on using the funds to short stock a new company. The next step for Adrangi is to develop a thesis that will be supplemented by data. Kerrisdale has started buying stock in the new company.

Kerrisdale Capital has established a reputation of betting against companies and making the efforts public. Kerrisdale has raised over a half a billion dollars.

For more info: www.hvst.com/user/sahm-adrangi

Chris Burch’s Five-Star Resort Is the Best Hotel in the World

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October 19, 2017

Chris Burch, a world-renowned entrepreneur who has founded or co-founded dozens of companies, invested in many others and launched several global retail brands, is now shifting his focus towards the hospitality industry. Alongside James McBride, an acclaimed hotelier, Burch bought a hostel located on a beachfront in Sumba a remote Indonesian island. After their 2012 acquisition, the two spent $30 million to renovate the hostel, reopening it in 2015 as Nihiwatu Resort. The following year, Travel + Leisure voted Nihiwatu, the best hotel in the world.

About The Nihiwatu Resort

Nihiwatu Resort, which also goes by the nickname “The Edge of Wilderness,” is located on the West Coast of Sumba Island in Indonesia. The resort consists of 27 private villas that include Raja Mendaka which is Burch’s private residence. The section of Nihiwatu has the main house as well as four additional villas, which have their private plunge pools. The resort also has two twin-story tree houses connected by a bamboo bridge. Each of the villas has a bedroom, bath, and balcony. The main treehouse has an infinity pool and living area.

Speaking to Business Jet Traveler shortly after the resort opened its doors to visitors, Burch says that he bought it for his children and as something he hopes can be preserved and used to give back to the local community. He noted that Nihiwatu has turned into more than he expected. The resort is now the island’s largest local employer. Part of the profit realized by the hotel is donated to the Sumba Foundation, which is an organization that undertakes a variety of projects in the local community.

About Christopher Burch

Christopher Burch is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Burch Creative Capital. He actively invests in several businesses that span an array of industries. Chris also co-founded Tory Burch, a luxury fashion brand. Chris Burch is a firm believer in the power of brands, and currently brings his sense of marketing and keen sales mind to his business interests that span the apparel, hospitality, consumer goods, financial services, and technology industries.  Additional reading on bjtonline.com.

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The investment philosophy at Burch Creative Capital expresses Chris Burch’s entrepreneurial values as well as his vision for emerging opportunities in the market. The firm applies support and scale, imagination, incubation, and creativity resulting in disruptive businesses, which have a direct, lasting and positive impact on the lives of the consumers. Check the website, click on burchcreativecapital.com.   Mr. Burch’s intuitive knowledge of consumer behavior, as well as direct sourcing experience, has enabled him to build a long track record of success.  Check crunchbase.com for an overview of his diverse investment.

Have a glimpse of his famous resort on https://www.forbes.com/sites/lauriewerner/2014/11/05/indonesias-next-wave/#2db20ae3e43e