Brent Burnett

Co-Head of Real Assets
Brent is a Managing Director on Hamilton Lane’s Real Assets Team, based in the firm’s Portland office, where he is an Investment Committee member and co-lead of the firm’s Real Assets group.

Prior to joining Hamilton Lane, Brent was a Managing Director and Principal of Real Asset Portfolio Management LLC, where he focused on energy, infrastructure and minerals and mining with a secondary focus on real estate investments. Brent co-led the sale of Real Asset Portfolio Management to Hamilton Lane in 2017 and continues to focus on the non-real estate sectors of real assets across primary funds, secondaries and direct equity opportunities for Hamilton Lane’s clients and managed accounts. Previously, Brent worked at R.V. Kuhns & Associates. He also has held positions in the Development and Investment group of Trammell Crow Company and as an Associate on FLAG Capital Management’s Real Assets investment funds. Brent began his career as a management consultant for the Monitor Group. 

Brent received a B.S. in Accounting and a B.A. in Economics from Brigham Young University.

Authored Content


For Whom the Road Tolls: Part I

The Strategic Importance of Infrastructure in the U.S. and the Shifting Role of Public and Private Capital

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For Whom the Road Tolls: Part II

The Dilemma: Why U.S. Regulatory Hurdles Hinder Infrastructure Investment

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For Whom the Road Tolls: Part III

A Potential Solution: Biden’s Ambitious & Encompassing Infrastructure Plan

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Catching the Wave: The Thematic Approach Driving Infrastructure Investment

There has been no shortage of headlines about infrastructure lately – and yet, this can be a difficult sector for investors to navigate. We’re kicking off a series that will spotlight current key trends in infrastructure investing – starting with a (somewhat personal) piece from Brent Burnett, Co-Head of Real Assets.

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Quick Hits | Talking PPPs

Co-Head of Real Assets Brent Burnett breaks social etiquette to talk politics. No, not another prediction for the U.S. election; he’s talking public-private partnerships -- or PPPs -- and what it would take to get one over the finish line.

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The Infra Report Card

Infrastructure has attracted significant capital in recent years on the back of strong aggregate performance...

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Government Policy and Real Asset

Co-Head of Real Asset Investments Brent Burnett sheds some light on what the real implications of tariffs and trade wars could mean for real assets in our latest episode of Hamilton Lane Live.

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Adventures in Real Assets Investing

Investors who approach real assets for the first time without a strategic plan could experience surprising and unfavorable outcomes in their portfolios. Successfully navigating this asset class can be difficult, and formulating a plan for portfolio construction and execution is crucial. We discusse how investors can approach the sector with a roadmap.

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