Real Estate investing in today’s market requires a unique set of skills.


Bow Tie Holdings is well versed in deal evaluation, design, entitlement processing, construction management, sales and marketing, and property management.


Passioned and Principled


Bow Tie Holdings is passionate about real estate, and devoted to creating strong risk-adjusted investments supported by a fundamental understanding of the drivers behind both residential and commercial markets. Bow Tie Holdings has proven experience in taking complex real estate operations, and creating simple performance based models that align investor’s, builder’s, and management’s interests for long term success.

Bow Tie’s performance, integrity, and expertise will quickly separate us from the competition. We provide extensive opportunities to invest in all forms of distressed and market-rate real estate and real estate development. We look forward to the opportunity of working with you, and we will exceed all of your expectations for performance and service.



Selected Properties

Pacific Courtyards

San luis obispo's historic district

Pacific Courtyards is a classic urban infill project. The City built a parking structure across the street and the need for this surface parking lot vanished. Like many infill projects the site is non-traditional with narrow frontage on Morro St. while also having frontage on Osos St. The entitlements ...


Hotel Cerro

Luxury in the center of downtown

Hotel Cerro is a mixed - use development in the Historic downtown core of San Luis Obispo, on the Central Coast of California. The 95,000 square foot project has been designed to California Green Environmental Guidelines and includes; high end retail, 8 luxury condominiums, an urban boutique hotel consisting of 65 rooms...

About Chuck Braff

Chuck Braff graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and holds an MBA and an MRED from the University of Southern California.

Mr. Braff is an owner, operator, and developer of residential and commercial real estate. He has developed real estate in Canada and the US and has found his niche on the Central Coast of California. His rigorous education, ground-up construction and real estate development experience, and his sense of responsibility to the community and his projects add a level of detail and depth to his work that investors value.

Mr. Braff has built and developed master-planned communities, long-term care facilities, apartment complexes, student housing projects, elementary schools, custom homes, and ski-in/ski-out condo developments. Mr. Braff is now focusing on residential and commercial developments.

Mr. Braff lives in San Luis Obispo with his wife Annie and their son West.