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SREC members develop the minds that will shape the built environment of tomorrow with their financial support of SPIRE and their vital role in its student initiatives.

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  • Preferred Name: John

    Last Name: Burns

    Degree String (Type, Year): ('85)

    Job Title: Founder

    Company Name: John Burns Real Estate Consulting

    Bio: John founded John Burns Real Estate Consulting in 2001 to help business executives make the most informed housing industry investment decisions possible. His team of PALS (Passionate, Articulate, Likable and Smart people) in offices all over the country advise the company's research subscribers and consulting clients on shifts in housing demand, supply, and affordability, as well as consumer, building products and design trends. The firm has developed a number of proprietary tools, including risk and valuation indices, DesignLens ™, Consumer Insights, and even trademarked the term surban™ upon release of their best-selling demographics book, Big Shifts Ahead: Demographic Clarity for Businesses. John has a BA from Stanford and MBA from UCLA, and works in the Irvine office. He has more than 765,000+ people follow his column on LinkedIn, and 30,000+ subscribe to his free weekly emails. He has attended home games for all 30 major league baseball teams, and regularly runs the hills in Southern California.