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Bryan Granum

Individual Investor,
Individual Investor

About Bryan Granum

Bryan’s interest in real estate began at a young age, and by the time he attended Brigham Young University, he was laying the groundwork for the career path that led to Beam & Co. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting at BYU where he was also a member of the Investment Banking Club, Real Estate Club, Association of Collegiate Entrepreneurs, and Beta Alpha Psi. He gained experience at GMAC in their Real Estate Finance Group, as well as in the Real Estate Audit and Risk Enterprises Group at Deloitte & Touche.

After graduation, Bryan lived in New York City where he worked at Morgan Stanley in the Fixed Income Division – Securitized Products Group. From there he went on to earn a Master of Science in Real Estate and a Graduate Certificate in Construction Management from New York University, where he also served as President of the Real Estate Development Club. While continuing his higher education, Bryan worked in the Real Estate Acquisitions Group at Thor Equities, a global real estate private equity fund focused on premier urban markets. He then joined Rose Associates as an Associate in the Real Estate Development Group, specializing in the acquisition and development of luxury multifamily properties in the New York metro area. In 2012, Bryan co-founded Invitation Homes (NYSE: INVH), the nation’s premier single-family operator, which owns and manages nearly 80,000 single-family rental homes in 16 markets across the country. Most Recently, Bryan founded Beam & Co. to breathe new life and purpose into real estate investing and real estate development. Building on a solid history of industry experience and longevity, Beam & Co. is a new iteration of age-old ideas: transparency, service, and positive impact. With a focus on projects that inspire and support community, Beam & Co. cultivates developments that do more than exist—they engage.

Bryan believes strongly in the positive ways companies can interact with and affect their communities. It’s one of the reasons he’s so passionate about real estate, which has a considerable influence on society, including through affordable housing, public space restoration, and ecologically conscious investments in new, green structures. Climate change, financial inequality, and social injustice have prompted a need for greater transparency in the real estate business and real estate is a front-stage platform for “environmental, social, and governance” activities. Bryan uses his position as a real estate investor and developer at Beam & Co. to go beyond getting the highest return from his ventures. He seeks out the long-term opportunities that will serve, strengthen, and benefit not only individual communities, but also society as a whole.

Bryan lives in California with his wife and five children, where the majority of his free time is spent enjoying his family. They love to travel when they can, introducing the kids to other cultures and fostering an appreciation for how those in other countries live. His longtime love of sports (he played on BYU’s tennis team) still plays a large role in his life, whether it’s competing in Ironman Triathlons or playing any number of sports with his kids—basketball, soccer, swimming, football, volleyball. In his free time, you’re as likely to see him taking the family to a baseball game, as you are to find him playing catch in the backyard.

In addition to a lifelong passion for real estate family and sports, Bryan is driven by an innate desire to help others. Philanthropy continues to take on ever-increasing meaning, not only for him personally, but in his family life as well. Bryan’s work with the Make-A-Wish Foundation is near and dear to his heart—in addition to donating time and money, one of his family’s favorite annual traditions is participating in the Foundation’s Adopt-A-Wish program, which connects them with another family and allows them the opportunity to make the wish of a child with a critical illness come true. The Foundation’s work is life altering for the grantees, but Bryan is continually just as moved by the experience. He is also involved with WeHOPE, a Bay Area organization committed to bettering the community by addressing homelessness, hunger, underemployment, and recidivism with services proven to truly support those in need.