K. Robert (“Bobby”) Turner

K. Robert (“Bobby”) Turner

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Turner Impact Capital, LLC

Bobby Turner is the Chairman and CEO of Turner Impact Capital, an investment management firm  based in Los Angeles and one of the nation’s largest social impact investment firms, on course to  surpass $5 billion in investment potential to help address some of the country’s most pervasive  social issues through real estate and infrastructure-related solutions.  

Over the past 25 years, Mr. Turner has established himself as one of the country’s most prominent  private equity real estate investors as well as a pioneer in the area of social impact investing. As  former Chairman of Canyon Capital Realty Advisors, he was responsible for launching several  groundbreaking funds facilitating more than $6 billion in real estate investments in underserved  communities that have helped define the “triple bottom line” or “social impact” investment  movement.  

Mr. Turner’s investment platforms have included partnerships with Earvin “Magic” Johnson  focusing on building community serving retail and affordable workforce housing in densely  populated, ethnically diverse communities; Andre Agassi, focusing on the development of learning  friendly, environmentally responsible charter school facilities; the California Public Employees’  Retirement System (CalPERS) aimed at developing the next generation of emerging and diverse  real estate managers; the Turner Multifamily Impact Funds focusing on the preservation and  enrichment of affordable workforce housing; and the Turner Healthcare Facilities Fund focusing  on reducing healthcare disparities in underserved communities by improving access to high quality community serving healthcare services. 

Mr. Turner is a graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania (B.S., Finance)  where he serves on Wharton’s Board of Advisors and where he has endowed a number of  initiatives focused on social impact and ESG investing. Today these programs have grown to  include curriculum development in such areas as social impact investing and business ethics,  summer internships for students who want to work in either the public or nonprofit sectors,  financial scholarships for minority students, the Turner Social Impact Society, the Lauren and  Bobby Turner Executive Speaker Series for ESG, the Turner MIINT which is an experiential lab  designed to give students at business and graduate schools a hands-on education in impact  investing, and the Turner Impact Portfolio Challenge which provides aspiring wealth managers with an impact lens across asset classes to address the world’s most critical challenges.