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. 500,000+ people follow John’s LinkedIn Influencer column, 30,000+ subscribe to his emails, and the media cited the firm 300+ times in 2016. 

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.


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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 500,000 followers who look to him as a thought leader in the housing industry.

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Big Housing Shifts Presenter: John Burns, CEO | John Burns Real Estate Consulting 2017 Housing Market Outlook November 9, 2016