Brent Burnett

Head of Real Assets Investments

Brent is a Managing Director on and Global Head of Real Assets based in the firm’s Portland office, where he is an Investment Committee member and leads the firm’s investment activities across real estate, infrastructure and natural resources. 

Prior to joining Hamilton Lane, Brent was a Managing Director and Principal of Real Asset Portfolio Management LLC. Brent joined Real Asset Portfolio Management LLC in 2012 to focus 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.  Prior to joining RAPM, Brent worked at R.V. Kuhns & Associates. Prior to joining RVK, Brent worked 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 graduated from Brigham Young University with a BS in Accounting and a BA in Economics. 

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2022 Real Assets Market Overview: Into the Un-‘Known'

“It’s not what you don’t know that gets you in trouble. It’s what you ‘know’…that just ain’t so.” Though unconfirmed, this quote is often attributed to Mark Twain. Regardless of the source, there is a lot of wisdom in this old saying. We are weary of the unknown yet embrace what we feel as “known” without question.

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On the Right “Tack”: Navigating the Complexities of the Energy Transition

You could be forgiven, dear reader, for looking twice at the headline, thinking we probably just misspelled “track.” But if you know us, you know we love a good sporting analogy.

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Navigating ESG Complexities Through the Energy Transition

The transition to shift to cleaner and more sustainable forms of energy is a complex process, one in which infrastructure must play a critical role. How can responsible infrastructure investing play a part in supporting the energy transition? We discuss this and more in our Q&A.

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Infrastructure Investor: US infra bill is ‘a big step in the right direction’ – Hamilton Lane

Beyond the $1trn in funding, the bill clarifies the federal government's role, paving the way for 'private investors … to participate', Brent Burnett, the firm’s co-head of real assets, says.

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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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Crossroads: Hamilton Lane Talks Infrastructure

Co-head of Real Assets Brent Burnett joins Crossroads to discuss how pension funds are viewing real asset allocations to GPs amidst ESG and expanded offerings amongst fund managers, such as infra credit or energy transition-specific platforms.

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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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