About Bryan Granum
Bryan’s interest in real estate began at a young age, and by the time he attended Brigham Young University, he was laying the groundwork for the career path that led to Beam & Co. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting at BYU where he was also a member of the Investment Banking Club, Real Estate Club, Association of Collegiate Entrepreneurs, and Beta Alpha Psi. He gained experience at GMAC in their Real Estate Finance Group, as well as in the Real Estate Audit and Risk Enterprises Group at Deloitte & Touche.
After graduation, Bryan lived in New York City where he worked at Morgan Stanley in the Fixed Income Division – Securitized Products Group. From there he went on to earn a Master of Science in Real Estate and a Graduate Certificate in Construction Management from New York University, where he also served as President of the Real Estate Development Club. While continuing his higher education, Bryan worked in the Real Estate Acquisitions Group at Thor Equities, a global real estate private equity fund focused on premier urban markets. He then joined Rose Associates as an Associate in the Real Estate Development Group, specializing in the acquisition and development of luxury multifamily properties in the New York metro area. In 2012, Bryan co-founded Invitation Homes (NYSE: INVH), the nation’s premier single-family operator, which owns and manages nearly 80,000 single-family rental homes in 16 markets across the country. Most Recently, Bryan founded Beam & Co. to breathe new life and purpose into real estate investing and real estate development. Building on a solid history of industry experience and longevity, Beam & Co. is a new iteration of age-old ideas: transparency, service, and positive impact. With a focus on projects that inspire and support community, Beam & Co. cultivates developments that do more than exist—they engage.
Bryan believes strongly in the positive ways companies can interact with and affect their communities. It’s one of the reasons he’s so passionate about real estate, which has a considerable influence on society, including through affordable housing, public space restoration, and ecologically conscious investments in new, green structures. Climate change, financial inequality, and social injustice have prompted a need for greater transparency in the real estate business and real estate is a front-stage platform for “environmental, social, and governance” activities. Bryan uses his position as a real estate investor and developer at Beam & Co. to go beyond getting the highest return from his ventures. He seeks out the long-term opportunities that will serve, strengthen, and benefit not only individual communities, but also society as a whole.
Bryan lives in California with his wife and five children, where the majority of his free time is spent enjoying his family. They love to travel when they can, introducing the kids to other cultures and fostering an appreciation for how those in other countries live. His longtime love of sports (he played on BYU’s tennis team) still plays a large role in his life, whether it’s competing in Ironman Triathlons or playing any number of sports with his kids—basketball, soccer, swimming, football, volleyball. In his free time, you’re as likely to see him taking the family to a baseball game, as you are to find him playing catch in the backyard.