Brian Watson Biography, Age, Business, Politics, and Net Worth

Brian Watson is an American entrepreneur and politician. He is well known for having worked as a commercial real estate developer and is the founder and CEO of Northstar Commercial Partners. Watson won the 2018 Republican primary for Colorado State Treasurer, beating two other candidates, and will face Democratic nominee Dave Young in the general election in November.

Brian Watson Biography

Brian Watson is an American entrepreneur and politician. He is well known for having worked as a commercial real estate developer and is the founder and CEO of Northstar Commercial Partners. Watson won the 2018 Republican primary for Colorado State Treasurer, beating two other candidates, and will face Democratic nominee Dave Young in the general election in November.

Brian Watson Education

Watson was enrolled and later graduated from Olathe High School on the Western Slope of Colorado. He later joined and later received a Bachelor of Science degree in real estate at the University of Colorado Boulder and then joined Cushman & Wakefield of Colorado, Inc (C&W), an international commercial real estate firm.

Brian Watson Career

Political career:

Watson began his political career running for Colorado House of Representatives District 3 in the 2012 elections. He first ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 26, 2012, but was defeated by incumbent Daniel Kagan, a Democrat, in the general election on November 6, 2012.

Watson was also recently named a board member of the “Leadership Program of the Rockies,” an organization that “identifies and brings together emerging leaders from the legal, economic, business, political, nonprofit and civic professions to learn how visionary, principle-centered leadership can positively impact their community.

Brian Watson
Brian Watson

On October 20, 2017, Watson announced his candidacy for Colorado State Treasurer. The Denver Post’s Brian Eason noted Watson’s announcement “shook up the field” in the GOP Treasurer primary, and that Watson “brings fundraising clout to the race, reporting $21,550 in major donations in the six days since he officially filed for office.”

Watson told the Greenwood Villager his campaign for Treasurer would focus on his career in business and his skills, he argued, that is well suited for the office. “‘When you have somebody who understands internal rates of return and complex financial matters and how to go in and restructure debt and can save millions and millions of dollars for the people of Colorado—this is what I do every single day,” [Watson] said.”

In the same interview, Watson also described the Colorado public pension system [Colorado Public Employee Retirement Association (PERA)] as a “ticking time bomb.” Watson said his ideas to address financial shortfalls in PERA include “raising the retirement age for the state government’s younger employees and perhaps allowing workers more control over their retirement investments.”

Watson reported raising $215,000 in his first fundraising quarter this year and announced he plans to petition his way onto the June primary ballot. Watson’s January fundraising total dwarfed the next closest Republican candidate and was more than the next 9 candidates’ fundraising totals combined. On March 5, 2018, Watson became the first Colorado State Treasurer candidate to turn in his petition signatures to qualify for the June primary ballot. Watson announced the submission of over 17,000 signatures to the Colorado Secretary of State’s office.

Business career:

Watson said he is proud of Northstar’s work buying distressed real estate, arguing doing so provides benefits to communities where Northstar has a presence. “We can take something with low utility, and turn it into a highly productive environment that has a social impact. High tides raise all boats – if we can do well by doing good and give returns back to our investors and prove an asset and help achieve dreams in the community – then that’s a life well-lived,” Watson said. Watson also stated Northstar’s work building a hospital for the healthcare company Clinica will help

Watson also directs Northstar to fund community-focused initiatives. In 2017, they began raising money to help build a retail and commercial development in Aurora that could benefit veterans in close proximity to the forthcoming Aurora VA facility. The project itself will ultimately cost $120 million, and seek to not only house veterans, but also encourage retail and economic growth around the development.

Jason Marcotte, Northstar’s development team lead on the Aurora project, said the planned development site stands out today because it is one of the few underdeveloped stretches in that part of Aurora. In October 2014, Watson founded the “Education Opportunity Fund”, a $100 million charter school facility fund. In spring 2017, Watson published The 7 Rings, a book about “life balance”. In February 2018 Watson announced Northstar Commercial Partners purchased the iconic “Offices at the Art” building in Denver for $17.1 million.

Brian Watson Age

Brian was born on October 28th, 1971 in Middletown, New York.

Brian Watson Family | Young

There is no information about Brian’s family, he has not also shared about his early life and how he was raised up. he has also not shared about his parents and their occupation. There is also no information about him having siblings.

Brian Watson Wife

Watson is married and he lives in Greenwood Village with his wife and two children. There is no much information about his personal life and has opted to keep silent about his personal life. He has also not shared any information about him having dated before.

Brian Watson Height

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Brian Watson Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of between $1 million and $10 million.

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