CEO, John Burns Real Estate Consulting

John founded John Burns Real Estate Consulting in 2001 to help executives make informed investment decisions. Before founding the company, John worked at a national consulting firm for 4 years and for 10 years at KPMG Peat Marwick—2 as a CPA and 8 in their Consulting practice. 

John is a highly rated speaker, and especially adept at making complicated analysis easy to understand. 700,000+ people follow John’s LinkedIn Influencer column, 30,000+ subscribe to his emails, and the media cited the firm 250+ times in 2017. 

John earned an B.A. in Economics from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA, and works in our Irvine, California office.  He has attended home games for all 30 major league baseball teams, and regularly runs the hills in Southern California.



Chief Demographer, John Burns Real Estate Consulting

As Chief Demographer at John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Chris helps clients understand the role demographics plays in shaping the demand for their business.

Before joining the company in 2005, Chris worked for Reed Business Information and was Director of Electronic Media for Reed’s Building and Construction Group.

Chris has a B.A. in Economics from Princeton University and a M.S. from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and works in our Irvine office. Chris has been involved with Toastmasters for more than seven years, working to enhance his public speaking skills and helping others do the same.


Work With Us


We consult directly with business leaders and decision makers to bring clarity to their business' future. Our in-depth housing industry knowledge translates well to many other industries.



We speak regularly around the country about the most important demographic shifts happening in America. We also have in-depth knowledge of the housing market. Learn more about our most popular keynote topics, upcoming events and how to set up a time for us to chat so we can learn about your next event.

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LinkedIn Influencer

John Burns was honored to be selected by LinkedIn to be part of their elite Influencer program and has a column that is widely read on the social networking site. He currently has over 700,000 followers who look to him as a thought leader in the housing industry.

John Burns Real Estate Consulting, LLC provides independent research and consulting services related to the US housing industry.

John Burns founded the company in 2001 because he saw a need for better analysis on the housing market. The company has grown to a highly passionate team of research analysts and consultants in offices across the country who work together to provide the most trusted source of US housing analysis.

Our Clients Engage Us in Two Primary Ways



An ongoing, retainer-based relationship, providing clients with our published research, client services, and exclusive events.


A specific contracted engagement to help clients with a housing-related strategic decision.

John Burns Real Estate Consulting delivers valuable and comprehensive market data, which we feel is the best in the industry. They also facilitated long standing relationships with industry leaders and now play an instrumental part in our culture by speaking at our annual events and enlightening our company on market trends.
— President, Large Private home Builder


Huge Demographic Shifts Explained and Quantified for Decision Makers.

Demographic shifts impact every business in the United States. These shifts can create exciting opportunities for those who act on them, and create significant challenges for those who are unprepared.