Our Team

 

David Colburn

David Colburn is the Managing Principal of Bixby and founded the company in 1992. Prior to founding his first investment partnership in 1991, Mr. Colburn worked for Bank of America. Mr. Colburn graduated with honors from Harvard University in 1980, and received an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1989.

 


 

David Dunham

David Dunham is a Principal and joined Bixby in 1992. Prior to joining Bixby, Mr. Dunham started his professional career in 1981 as a CPA at Arthur Andersen & Co. and later worked with various groups in private syndication, land planning and development and loan work-outs. Mr. Dunham graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Nebraska in 1981 with a degree in Business Administration.

 


 

David Williams

David Williams is a Principal and joined Bixby in 2001. Prior to joining Bixby, Mr. Williams developed real estate in Russia with The Jensen Group. Mr. Williams graduated with honors from the University of Illinois in 1993.

 


 

David Rotenberg

David Rotenberg is a Principal and joined Bixby in 2007. Prior to joining Bixby, Mr. Rotenberg practiced law in Chicago at a large firm. Mr. Rotenberg graduated with honors from Vassar College in 1999 and received a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School in 2004.

 


 

Steven Fass

Steven Fass is a Principal and joined Bixby in 2008. Prior to joining Bixby, Mr. Fass worked in LaSalle Bank’s Real Estate Capital Markets group originating loans of all asset classes. Mr. Fass graduated from Duke University in 1997 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and earned his MBA from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business in 2005.

 


 

Michael Battin

Michael Battin is a Principal and joined Bixby in 2010. Prior to joining Bixby, Mr. Battin was Regional Manager & Vice President at iStar Financial in Chicago. Mr. Battin worked as an originator and underwriter for direct lenders in Chicago and Los Angeles from 2001 to 2006 and was a Senior Consultant in Ernst & Young LLP’s real estate advisory practice. Mr. Battin holds a B.S. in Finance and Operations Management from Indiana University (1997).

 


 

Gu Gong

Gu Gong is a Principal and joined Bixby in 2010. Prior to joining Bixby, Mr. Gong worked for Blue Ridge China, a US private equity firm based in Beijing, China. Mr. Gong, a Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA), obtained his Master’s Degree from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business in 2010 and obtained his B.S. from Peking University.

 


 

Colleen Clark

Colleen Clark is an Associate and joined Bixby in 2013. Prior to joining Bixby, Ms. Clark was a Property Manager for Sterling Bay since 2012 and an Assistant Real Estate Manager for CB Richard Ellis since 2007. Ms. Clark graduated from Loyola University Chicago in 2005.