Until recently, downtown real estate developer and philanthropist Malin Burnham was a champion to San Diegans. Now, he's taken his efforts on the road.
The native San Diegan, who is the chairman of Burnham Cos., is also the chairman of nine non-profits. Now the avid sailor, who at the age of 17 became the youngest skipper ever to sail to a World Championship in the International Star Class of yacht racing, is once again navigating change.In August, Burnham made a $310 million deal with the state to open a Burnham Institute lab in Orlando. During its 30-year history in La Jolla, discoveries by Burnham Institute scientists have contributed to the development of new drugs for Alzheimer's disease, heart disease and cancer.
Before attending law school, Craig Wendland worked as a biochemist in San Diego's flourishing biotechnology community. He graduated with honors from University of California, Berkeley, with a degree in molecular and cell biology, and then worked for pharmaceutical powerhouses Pharmingen, Inc. and Becton Dickinson.
The noted author and poet Maya Angelou was referring to romantic relationships when she said, "Without mutual trust and respect, there can be no love," but the same can also be said of business relationships. Just ask Glenn Friedrich, Don Mitchell and Russ Sande, managing principals of the San Diego office of CRESA, the largest commercial real estate firm in North America solely dedicated to tenant representation.
Check out Point Loma Nazarene University's Fermanian Business & Economic Institute's Economic Outlook Forum on Dec. 5, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla from 7:30 to 9 a.m.