SECRETARY, Chris Burns
Chris Burns is AVP of Acquisitions for Duke Realty, a publicly traded office and industrial REIT. Chris is responsible for identifying, underwriting and pursuing investments in key Western United States markets and primarily focuses on industrial acquisitions opportunities in Southern California, Northern California, Phoenix, Seattle and Texas. In the past 18 months, Chris has acquired over $300mm of bulk industrial product for the Company. Chris has also served Duke Realty as a Sr. Financial Analyst and Industrial Leasing Representative in Indianapolis, IN and Cincinnati, OH, respectively.
Prior to joining Duke in 2004, Chris worked in commercial banking for Fifth Third Bank in Cincinnati where he managed institutional accounts and settled bond trades as part of the Bank’s Custody Group. Chris also managed wire processes transacting over $200mm daily.
Originally from Ohio, Chris received his Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Louisville and his MBA with concentrations in Finance and Real Estate from the University of Cincinnati. Chris is also a member of NAIOP and works on various committees within the organization.