As the founder and chairman of Westcore Properties, Marc Brutten’s mission cornerstone is to identify underperforming real estate assets and create value in these assets for the long term benefit of his stakeholders. Since the company’s inception in 2000, Marc has overseen its strategic investment in office, retail and industrial properties in key markets around the world, building its current portfolio to over 24 million square feet and over $2 billion in total asset value.
Recognized as one of the most prolific commercial real estate investors on the west coast, Marc has facilitated more than $4 billion in property acquisitions totaling over 800 buildings and 40 million square feet. He has been particularly successful in the acquisition of portfolios and properties that require repositioning and aggressive management in order to function more successfully in their respective environments.
Prior to forming Westcore Properties, Marc was president of Shidler West, Inc. Under his direction, the company’s industrial portfolio grew to more than 11.3 million square feet and the company’s asset value grew from $20 million to $800 million. Marc has also served as a board member with the San Diego Community Foundation Real Estate Board, Ritz Camera and the University of California alumni, where he was a University Trustee.
Marc is also the founder and chairman of Brutten Global, a private holding company that since 1978, has had numerous direct diversified investments and a Private Equity Group that provides an infusion of needed capital to struggling businesses.
In 1996, Marc founded The Brutten Family Foundation, a private U.S. foundation focused on benefiting multiple San Diego County charities, schools, and organizations. These include the Make A Wish Foundation, The Vanguard Academy, The Bishop’s School, The San Diego Center For Children, The New Children’s Museum, and The San Pasqual Academy.
Marc is involved in numerous professional and community organizations including the Urban Land Institute (ULI), National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). Marc also serves as a board member at the New Children’s Museum and is a director at the California Republic Bank. Marc is also a member of the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate’s Policy Advisory Board Executive Committee at USD.
A dedicated martial arts practitioner, Marc holds black belts in Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He was the 2012 World Masters Jiu Jitsu gold medalist. Marc is also an accomplished equestrian, having played Polo for many years.
Marc is a graduate of University of California, San Diego and is a former university trustee.