Bruce Ricciuti is a founder and Managing Director of Birch Capital LLC. He is responsible for sourcing investment projects, underwriting and conducting all due diligence processes, oversees the process of placing capital into investment projects and managing investor and banking relationships.
Mr. Ricciuti was also a Principal of BirchLEAF Global, LLC and Managing Member of the BirchLEAF Miami 31, LLC Regional Center. The Regional Center completed a $20 million EB-5 loan participation in a 252,000 square foot building at the University of Miami Life Science & Technology Park in Miami, Florida. All investors were repaid in full in 2016 and have received their permanent resident visas.
Bruce is also a principal and Managing Member of the Birch Boston Fund I, LP, that sponsored an EB-5 loan to Fenway Ventures Point Holdings LLC, which developed a $293 million mixed-use project in Boston, Massachusetts. The EB-5 loan was repaid 2 years early, and investor funds have been redeployed into another Birch exemplar-approved EB-5 project to maintain investors’ visa status, as required by USCIS policy.
Mr. Ricciuti also serves as President of Birch|REA Partners, Inc., a commercial real estate advisory firm formed in 1990. His experience encompasses all major property types, with a primary focus on corporate and institutional, single-tenant, credit net lease real estate located nationwide across all major markets and numerous smaller markets in the US.
Prior to forming Birch, Mr. Ricciuti was a founding member serving as a Principal of Bonz/REA, Inc. from 1997 to 2003. Bonz/REA represented a merger between Bonz & Company, Inc. and REA Partners, Inc., both Boston based real estate advisory firms serving a national clientele. Mr. Ricciuti joined REA Partners in 1990 and was promoted to Managing Partner in 1994. Mr. Ricciuti has also held various positions between 1986 and 1990 with Spaulding & Slye and Ryan Elliott & Company, Boston based full service real estate firms.
Mr. Ricciuti holds a degree in Business Administration from Babson College. He serves on several charitable organizations. Mr. Ricciuti is also active in Make a Splash, a national child-focused water safety initiative created by the USA Swimming Foundation that works by aligning the nation’s top learn-to-swim resources in an effort to save lives.