NEWPORT BEACH, CA—Recent changes at Buchanan Street Partners are “just part of running a good business,” CEO Robert Brunswick tells exclusively. The firm has made six new hires in support of its equity platform, including an SVP to lead the firm’s growing acquisitions business; is expanding its equity platform and targeting opportunities to own directly and operate; purchased WorkScapes, a six-building creative campus here, as well as campuses in other markets; and has launched a new, high-yield, small-balance loan product to supplement its existing structured whole-loan and mezzanine-financing business.

In Part 1 of a two-part interview, Brunswick discusses the firm’s new focus in the new economy. In a future story, he will discuss its acquisitions strategy, including the WorkScapes purchase.

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