Robert S. Brunswick is the Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO 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. In 2007, Buchanan Street Partners sold an interest in its operating business to Trust Company of the West (TCW), an international asset management firm with over $130 billion in assets, who today still maintains a minority ownership stake through its Carlyle partnership.
In 2005, Robert was named Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year and in 2009, the Boy Scouts of America honored Robert Brunswick and Buchanan Street Partners with the "Good Scout Award" within Orange County. 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.
Robert holds a BA from the University of California at Berkeley and has completed Berkeley’s Haas Business School Executive Management Program. An active leader in the real estate community, he currently serves as a Board Member of Bixby Land Company, an Advisory Board Member of Waypoint Real Estate Group and is a Founding Member of the UC Irvine Center for Real Estate. He is a Board Member of the Hoag Hospital Foundation and his professional affiliations include membership in the Urban Land Institute (ULI), Pension Real Estate Association (PREA) and Young Presidents Organization (YPO). Robert is passionate about educating our future leaders and now teaches a commercial real estate class to UCI undergraduates as an adjunct professor.