Craig Blanchard (MBA '02)
Craig Blanchard, a Managing Director, is responsible for real estate investments and portfolio construction. Prior to joining Makena, Craig was a Managing Director at the Stanford Management Company where he oversaw the Real Estate portfolio and served on the Investment Committee. Prior to Stanford, Craig was a Principal at the Townsend Group and Head of Special Situations investing where he led a significant component of Townsend’s real estate business. Craig began his career with capital deployment and asset management roles at Broadreach Capital Partners, a Palo Alto based real estate private equity firm, and AMB Properties Corporation, a global logistics REIT. He earned an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BA with highest honors from the University of California, Santa Barbara.