John R. Burns has joined Colliers International in Arizona as a Senior Vice President in the Capital Markets group of the company. A 35-year veteran of the commercial real estate industry, Burns recently relocated to Phoenix from Chicago.
“John brings a wealth of experience to Colliers, having secured institutional capital for owners and developers through asset sales and equity raised for joint-venture partnerships,” says Bob Mulhern, senior managing director of Colliers International in Arizona. “He is a great addition to the Capital Markets team given his proven track record with institutional investors and collaborative work style.”
During his career, Burns has successfully completed more than $5.5 billion of commercial real estate sales and/or financing transactions, including $3.8 billion in office properties and $1.1 billion in industrial assets. He is recognized as an expert in identifying and capturing market opportunities, driving revenue growth and building market share.
Burns began his career with the Chicago development firm The John Buck Company. He later founded and managed the Chicago office of Eastdil Realty Company (now EastdilSecured), a New York-based real estate investment banking firm. Burns joins Colliers following eight years as Principal of Keystone Realty Capital where he opened and managed the Connecticut-based investment brokerage’s Chicago office.
Burns is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Arizona and Managing Broker in the State of Illinois.