Eastern Partners has over 100 years of experience in various roles such acquisitions, development, fund management, asset management, brokerage, financing & lending, bankruptcy loan resolution, and dispositions.
Reiner A. Brasch
As a co-founder of Eastern Partners in 2004 with longtime business partner Chris Cooper, Mr. Brasch brings over 30 years of real estate experience, overseeing projects ranging from the complete redevelopment, re-branding, and re-marketing of a one million square foot office and hotel project to the development of high-end resort properties in Colorado, Texas and Georgia. Other activities include oversight of the firm’s asset management, marketing, sales and acquisitions activities. Beginning his career in the commercial office building sector, he has vast experience in the high-end finish out of millions of square feet. This experience has been invaluable as it has related to other construction and development.
Current projects under Mr. Brasch’s oversight include the Villas at Cortina Condominiums (www.villasatcortina.com), consisting of twelve luxury ski in, ski out condominium homes in Telluride, Colorado, and the 505 Ranch Club (www.505ranch.com) on Cedar Creek Lake (outside of Dallas), encompassing 56 lakefront home sites on a fully amenitized working ranch. Additionally, he oversees Eastern’s Atlanta REO acquisition program, a venture created to purchase discounted bank-owned property in the Atlanta metro area, Hollytree Country Club (www.hollytreecc.com), a private golf community in Tyler, Texas, the 136-lot Highlands at Newnan Crossing subdivision, and the development and oversight of the firm’s ultra-high-end single family residences.
Mr. Brasch graduated with a BBA from Southern Methodist University in 1985. He is actively involved in numerous business organizations as well as being a former board member for the Episcopal School of Dallas’ Dad’s Partnership. Mr. Brasch has been happily married for 26 years and has two wonderful daughters. He enjoys traveling, golf and spending time with his family.
Chris Cooper, Director
Mr. Cooper co-founded Eastern Partners and currently serves on the Board of Directors. Mr. Cooper is CEO of Oilfield Water Logistics, LLC and Managing Partner of OWL Investments. He previously CEO and founder of Oilfield Water Lines, LP, which sold substantially all of its assets to NGL Energy Partners (NYSE: NGL) in 2013. Mr. Cooper began his investment career at private equity firm Olympus Real Estate Partners, HM Capital’s real estate fund, following work at Ernst & Young. Mr. Cooper received a BBA in Finance and BA in Political Science from Southern Methodist University, and an MBA from The University of Texas at Austin.
Roger Johnson, Director
Mr. Johnson serves on the Board of Directors for Eastern Partners, and is currently Chief Investment Officer of Oilfield Water Logistics, LLC and a founding Partner of OWL Investments. Previously, Mr. Johnson was a co-founder and the first investor in Oilfield Water Lines, and was active in the company’s formation and financial structuring. Mr. Johnson has an extensive network of relationships in the industry and actively sourced deals for OWL. He has several decades of experience in investing in minerals, overrides and working interests in various oil and gas assets. Mr. Johnson earned his BS in Finance from Louisiana State University and his MBA from Tulane University.