Founder and Chairman
Marc Brutten is founder and chairman of Westcore Properties. 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 domestic and international portfolio to over 24 million square feet and over $2 billion in total asset value.
Marc is recognized as one of the most prolific commercial real estate investors on the west coast. Over the past 30 years, he has facilitated more than $6 billion in property acquisitions totaling over 850 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 started measuring his investment performance in 1993 and over the last 22 years, his audited unlevered investment return is 22% per annum.
Marc is involved in numerous professional and community organizations including National Association of Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP), Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR), and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).
Marc is also a member of the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate’s Policy Advisory Board Executive Committee at USD. He is a regent at Boston College and a trustee at his alma mater, the University of California, San Diego.