Hans Koch

Co-Founder at K2K Development

Hans Koch

Hans Koch

Co-Founder at K2K Development

Biography

Hans Koch
Webcor Development Advisors


Mr. Koch is the founder and Managing Director at Webcor Development Advisors (WDA), a firm affiliated with Webcor Builders in California. Created in 2009, WDA is now a consultant to major developers, property owners, lenders, and equity investors on projects throughout the country. He has developed a portfolio of investments and active developments valued at over $4 Billion.

Prior to joining WDA, Mr. Koch co-founded K2K Development, a real estate development company based in San Francisco. Among the firm’s signature projects is an award-winning residential/retail rehabilitation of an historic building in the shadows of the Transamerica building and featured in the movie Vertigo.

In 2002, Mr. Koch co-founded Hark! Films. Hark provided strategic direction for successful independent filmmakers with projects ranging from small budget, historical documentaries to full-length, big budget, feature films. Among the films produced by Hark and its partners are two award-winning documentaries, About Face: The Story of Jewish Refugee Soldiers of WWII and Freedom’s Fury.

As Chairman and CEO of Owners.com from 1995-2000, Mr. Koch directed the corporate strategy, marketing, recruiting, and public relations for the venture-backed company, elevating the Owners.com brand as an industry leader. He sold the company, effective January 2001. With its Schwab-like model, media and industry analysts recognized Owners.com as one of the most innovative (and disruptive) real estate companies on or off the Internet. The company’s awards during Koch’s leadership include being cited as one of the “Top 50 Financial Sites” by Money Magazine, and among the “Best of the Web” by U.S. News and World Report.

Mr. Koch has bridged the traditional and new economy arenas in a variety of industries throughout his career. He has been consulted by small to midsize companies and organizations across several industries looking to achieve growth in new product development, strategic alliances, and branding. Leading investors such as AOL/Time Warner Investments, Oak Hill Venture Partners, and Discover Financial Services have backed Koch’s ventures.

Mr. Koch has spoken as a featured lecturer at the Haas School of Business, InternetWorld, Seybold/SF, and various symposia. Mr. Koch has also been highlighted on various broadcast services including MSNBC and NPR's “Morning Edition,” as well as over 250 print publications including the Detroit Free Press, San Francisco Chronicle, Business 2.0, Business Week, and The Wall Street Journal.

Heart of SoMa, an annual event in San Francisco. He is serving as the Event Chair of Heart of SoMa 2011, which benefits Life Learning Academy, a San Francisco charter school serving high-school aged youth who have been involved in the juvenile justice system, or who face challenges including serious school failure, gang involvement, poverty, abuse and substance abuse.

Overview
Career Highlights

Owners.com, Inc.
Webcor Development Advisors
Hark Films

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267

Primary Location

San Francisco, CA, United States

Number of Boards

2

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Founder at World Capital Partners LLC

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Executive Director & Eugene Applebaum Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies at University of Michigan - Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies

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Senior Managing Director at Headwaters SC LLC

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Adjunct Professor at University of Michigan - College of Engineering

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Founder at EDF Ventures

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Founder at Vector Securities International LLC

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Founding Partner at Arbor Partners LLC

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Founder at The Youth Foundation

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Co-Founder at Amplifinity, Inc.

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Executive Staff at The School District of Philadelphia - Pennsylvania

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Co-Founder at K2K Development
Education
BA

The University of Michigan (UM, U-M, UMich, or U of M), frequently referred to as simply Michigan, is a public research university located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States. It is the state's oldest university and the flagship campus of the University of Michigan. It is one of the original eight Public Ivy universities and is one of the founding members of the Association of American Universities. It has been ranked among the top five research universities in the US, and among the top 20 universities in the world. U-M also has satellite campuses in Flint and Dearborn.

Boards & Committees
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Prior

Owners.com, Inc., part of Altisource Portfolio Solutions SA, is an American company located in San Francisco, CA, that operates an Internet-based residential real estate brokerage business. Altisource Portfolio Solutions SA acquired Owners.com, Inc. on 24 Nov 14 for $27 million.

Political Donations
$500
2007

Former Senator from New York

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