Brian is the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Northstar Commercial Partners. Northstar is a leading commercial real estate investment organization that focuses on acquiring vacant and under performing assets to place them back into productivity to create jobs and opportunities in communities throughout the United States.
Northstar acquires and operates attractive commercial real estate opportunities throughout the nation and orchestrates all aspects of the investment from initial concept through to completion.
Northstar has purchased assets from many national companies including Shell Oil Co., Columbia House, Ball Corporation, Loomis, Cargill and a national portfolio of real estate from The Benjamin Moore Paint Co.
Brian is the Founder of the Education Opportunity Fund. The Education Opportunity Fund is a $100 Million Charter School Facility Fund that employs a unique approach to empowering parents and students with choice in education. The Education Opportunity Fund brings together leaders in education with investors to turn real estate properties into great schools.
Brian is the Co-Founder and CEO of the Opportunity Coalition. The Opportunity Coalition is a nonprofit social welfare organization operating pursuant to IRC 501(c)(4) that is specifically designed and actively managed to promote and facilitate a business friendly environment that encourages free enterprise, entrepreneurship and collaboration -- thereby creating more opportunity, quality employment, and connections.
Members of the Opportunity Coalition include business owners, executives, entrepreneurs, influencers, thought leaders, public servants and concerned citizens providing them with the platform, resources and ideas to help them succeed. In today's economy the Opportunity Coalition is the organization to look to for collaboration, leadership and support within the Colorado community.
Brian is the Co-Founder of Xcel Companies (the parent company of PaymentProcessing.org and PayItFwrd). Xcel is a privately held expense-reduction and purchasing group that helps organizations around the world secure the very best pricing, terms and solutions for their Credit Card Processing, Shipping, Printing, Uniforms and Branded Promotional Items.
Organizations simply leverage Xcel's tremendous economies of scale to see just how good their current pricing really is... or isn't.
There is no company too large or small for Xcel to assist. Xcel regularly assists everything from brand new, startup ventures to Fortune 500 companies -- and everything in between.
Brian is the Founder of The Brian Watson Foundation. The Foundation was established to provide support for people in need, faith-based initiatives, and efforts that enrich community and Country. The Foundation provides grants to nonprofit and faith-based organizations in Colorado and around the globe that fit within those three funding areas.
In carrying out its mission, the Foundation strives to address urgent needs while maintaining a long‐term perspective. That translates into providing support to people and organizations facing challenges today and seeking opportunities that will have the greatest positive impact people and communities around the state for the long term.