Chief Executive Officer
Bruce Flatt is Chief Executive Officer of Brookfield Asset Management, a leading global alternative asset manager with approximately $250 billion of assets under management. Brookfield is a global value investor with a focus on the real asset sectors of real estate, renewable power and infrastructure.
Mr. Flatt joined Brookfield in 1990 and has been CEO for 15 years. Under his leadership, Brookfield has developed a global presence with 700 investment professionals in 100 offices across over 30 countries. Activities are conducted through three flagship private funds for institutional clients and four permanent capital listed entities: Brookfield Property Partners, Brookfield Renewable Partners, Brookfield Infrastructure Partners and Brookfield Business Partners, all of which trade on the NYSE.
Mr. Flatt chairs Brookfield’s Investment Committee, whose investment approach is to acquire high-quality assets at less than replacement cost by looking for opportunities in out-of-favor regions and sectors, during periods of financial upheaval or operational challenge. It then uses its deep global operating experience to improve long-term performance on behalf of its clients.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Flatt ran the company’s real estate operations, including the acquisition out of bankruptcy of Olympia & York in New York in the early 1990s, which became the basis of growth for the property group. Following this acquisition, the company proceeded to build and acquire a portfolio of iconic office buildings globally by investing in numerous corporate distress situations. The same build out was completed with Brookfield’s renewable power business, its infrastructure business and, more recently, the scaling up of its private equity business.
Recent significant transactions include the acquisition of the Colombian hydro company Isagen, Canary Wharf and Center Parcs in the UK, a major stake in GGP in the U.S. and Australian infrastructure company Babcock & Brown and Asciano port company.
Mr. Flatt has been on more than 20 public company boards over the past two decades.