Joe Burns

Joe Burns

Sr. Director - PDS Strategy & Operations

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Joe develops and leads cross functional project teams through outsourced real estate solutions. His ability to create processes that align stakeholders ranging from owner/occupiers to transaction professionals, designers, engineers and construction experts has empowered teams to solve challenges across the globe. At his former employer, Joe authored processes and guidelines governing internal business practices and assisting client organizations develop their own best practices. The training and professional development programs Joe has developed focus on combining disciplined execution with collaborative dynamics to create consistent performance.

Joe’s real estate experience began delivering localized Office, Industrial, Retail and Higher Education Projects, and evolved to building and leading extended project teams across large portfolios. His strong communication and customer service skills led Joe to a role as a senior advisor for the Leadership Platform supporting the entire organization. This role expanded his experience and expertise into Business Development, Sales and Solutions, Outsourcing Transition Management and leading special initiatives across the company to diversify the service offering and create training programs for the enterprise.


M.A. / Temple University / Philadelphia, PA
B.A. / University of Michigan / Ann Arbor, MI

Awards & Associations

  • LEED Accredited Professional
  • Executive Retail Fundamentals and Strategy Certificate – University of Arizona
  • Puget Sound Community School – Arts and Humanities Education


  • Accenture
  • Aon Corporation
  • Allstate Insurance Company
  • Career Education Corp.
  • Cisco
  • Google
  • Multicare Health System
  • Parsons Corporation
  • Macquarie Group
  • Motorola Solutions
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Kaplan, Inc.
  • Rockwell
  • Macquarie
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Nielsen
  • SEI Investments
  • Sono Bello
  • Starbucks
  • AMB Properties
  • Teachers Association REIT
  • Umpqua Bank
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • United Health Group
  • Eli Lilly and Company