Chris Burch is a
known investor and the co-founder of the luxury brand Tory Burch. Being an
entrepreneur, Bruch is also the founder and CEO of the Burch Creative Capital,
which is based in New York. One of his dreams is to find the perfect house in
Paris in which he and his family can enjoy the city of Paris. This was
fulfilled when his friend, Marco Scarani and his partner Jamie Creel, took
him to one of Senlis’ most famous landmark.
Marco Scarani and
Jamie Creel decided to visit Senlis, which is a cobblestoned village, a few
years ago. The village is outside Paris but is only an hour away via train.
This is also the place where the 1608 Hotel Particulier is located and was on
sale at the time. Scarani and Creel plan to take a look in the property for the
purpose of buying it. However, they decided to decline because the renovation of the property will have a lot of work
needed. In addition, the property is just too big for them. The one who was
enticed for the property was Burch instead.
Particulier’s past can be seen through it’s interior and exterior designs.
Styles from the 17th and 18th century, including the century floors, paneling,
and beams, can still be seen. RIght after Burch made the purchase of the 10,000
sqft house, he hired Scarani to work with him in renovating it. Scarani and
Burch already worked together in a project three years ago. At that time, it
was Burch’s Nihi surf resort in Indonesia. Upon taking the Hotel Particulier task, Scarani seeks help for
expert restorer Michel Pinet for the monuments historiques and Chateau de
The key purpose of
the renovation is to make the house look like how it was 300 years ago, but
with modern utilities and plumbing installed. The kitchen is also revamped,
while the dining room houses Joseph Dufour’s 1805 Captain Cook set. The
painting called “Tree of Life” was placed in Burch’s room because of
its relaxing quality. Scarani also emphasizes that Burch is a man, and that is
why there is no flower in his room. There are also Madeleine Castaing climbing-vine
pattern which was from the 19th century. Patchy reworks and
renovations that were done by previous owners also gave difficulties. So far,
Chris Burch is happy on how the Hotel Particulier has turned out. His daughters
loved it and now, he can say that she has something for her girls, as
apparently, the surf resort on Nihi was loved by his sons.
Based in Palo Alto California, HGGC is a renowned private equity firm. The major firm focuses on growth capital investments and leveraged buyout transactions in middle-market companies. The company has undergone tremendous growth and transformation over the recent years. Currently, HGGC employs more than 60,000 employees. It has a record of $19 billion total transaction value, $4.3 billion cumulative capital commitments and 116 portfolio investments. This is attributed to the company’s management team which is made up of a team of seasoned professionals. The team boasts of unparalleled combined years of operational experience and dealings in the investment industry. Thus, they possess the greatest skill set and strategies in the work they do of pinpointing prospective middle-market companies and transforming them into economic giants in the competition-intensive business world.
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Part of the culture at Stream Energy is to give back and support the local community. This company looks for ways in which they can help those in need. Every time there is a natural disaster. Steam Energy has been one of the first companies in the area to assist in helping damaged communities rebuild. One such disaster was after hurricane Harvey. This storm completely wiped out neighborhoods and people were lost their lives. Stream Energy was among the first companies in the region who took action to ensure the rebuilding efforts in the community were met. The company decided to add a new branch called Stream Cares. The branch was built in order to perform acts of philanthropy within the community.
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Stream Energy has always believed in working with those in need locally. Many within the company feel that helping the homeless is one of the best ways to better the community and provide assistance to those who need it most. Stream Energy has been helping in an event called the Splash for Hope for a few years now. This is an event that helps homeless children in the community. The children are taken to a waterpark. Necessary goods and funds are given to the child’s family as well.
Stream Energy gave its support to veterans who were going through financial difficulties. It was an event called Operation Once in a Lifetime. The event was to not only give monetary assistance to the veterans and their families but to get them the transportation they needed to get to a restaurant and enjoy a meal together.