The Family Business Forum is pleased to present The Donohoe Companies' Chris Bruch, President and CEO, and Bob Donohoe Jr., Chief Investment Officer, for a discussion on successful family owned businesses and the challenges of leadership transition. The Donohoe Companies are an iconic 137 year-old, multi-generational Washington real estate company with nearly $2 billion in real estate investments and active construction projects. Join us as we kick off the Family Business Forum 2021 program season.

Speakers: James E. McNair

Event Type: Webinar

Start Date/Time:
27 January 2021, 9:00 AM ET
End Date/Time:
27 January 2021, 10:00 AM ET


Chris Bruch, President and CEO, The Donohoe Companies

Bob Donohoe Jr., Chief Investment Officer, The Donohoe Companies 

Chris Bruch 

Chris Bruch is responsible for overseeing the company’s vision and mission and leading Donohoe’s executive team in developing and executing the company’s long-term strategic plans. Chris previously served as Donohoe’s president and chief operating officer from 2014 through 2017, responsible for overseeing the company’s five operating divisions, 1,500 employees, over $800 million in annual operating revenues, and all real estate joint venture interests. Chris has worked in four of the five operating divisions at the company. He originally joined the company as a project manager with Donohoe Construction 1988 through 1992. He then spent four years with Donohoe Real Estate Services, followed by nine years with Donohoe Development. He helped launch Donohoe Hospitality Services and was named president of that division in 2006.

Bob Donohoe Jr. 

Bob Donohoe is responsible for establishing and executing the company’s strategic investment plans, overseeing the acquisition, disposition, financing, and asset management activities for the company’s $2 billion real estate investment portfolio. Bob has previously served in several capacities at Donohoe, including project management, development, and capital markets.

Before joining Donohoe in 2005, Bob worked at Beacon Capital Partners in Boston, where he was involved in $1 billion of office property transactions for their opportunity fund. Previously, he held positions at Transwestern Commercial Services in New York, where he provided portfolio advisory services to real estate companies and Berkshire Mortgage Finance in Bethesda, where he underwrote and closed approximately $750 million in commercial mortgages.