Senior Vice President
John R. Burns is a senior vice president of Capital Markets with Colliers and brings more than 30 years of national real estate transaction and investment banking experience to the company.
His area of expertise is working with property owners and developers desiring to secure institutional capital for their respective projects. This includes institutional asset sales, as well as arranging joint-venture equity/partners for development and acquisition projects.
John’s experience encompasses both the buy and sell sides of the business. His 12-year tenure at a high-profile development firm enabled him to hone his skills in the acquisition, finance (both debt and equity), and entitlement aspects of the business. John’s experience on both sides of the negotiations enables clients to benefit from his unique insights and perspective.
He concentrates his efforts in the industrial and office sectors, where he has completed most of his transactions; however, his overall product knowledge covers the full spectrum of asset classes. John has completed in excess of $5 billion of commercial real estate sales and/or financing transactions during his career.
Recently, John relocated to Phoenix from Chicago. John joined Colliers following eight years as principal of Keystone Realty Capital, where he opened and managed the Connecticut-based investment brokerage’s Chicago office.
He began his career with the Chicago-based development firm, The John Buck Company. Later, John founded and managed the Chicago office of Eastdil Realty Company (now EastdilSecured), a New York-based real estate investment banking firm.
John grew up in the Chicago area and attended Lake Forest College. He is a licensed associate broker in the state of Arizona and licensed managing broker in the state of Illinois.
- Completed in excess of $5 billion of commercial real estate sales and/or financing transactions during his career
- Associate Broker’s License, Arizona Dept. of Real Estate
- Managing Broker’s License, State of Illinois
- Lake Forest College
- Aetna Life
- The Blackstone Group
- Capri Associates
- CBRE Capital Investors
- CenterPoint Properties
- Equitable Life Insurance Company
- Fleet Bank
- Goldman Sachs
- Heitman Capital
- JMB Realty
- The John Buck Company
- Kemper Life Insurance Company
- Lubert-Adler Partners
- Mitsui Life Insurance Company
- New York State Teachers Retirement System
- NLI Properties
- Ohio State Teachers Retirement System
- Overseas Partners
- The Pizzuti Companies
- The Prime Group, Inc.
- Prudential Real Estate Investors
- University of Chicago
- Wisconsin Energy Corp.
- Yasuda Life Insurance Company
Andrea De Leon is a financial analyst for Colliers in Arizona and works primarily with John Burns, senior vice president, providing expert financial analysis, developing financial models, conducting research, preparing offering memorandums, and supporting capital markets transaction management.
Armed with exceptional analytical and organizational skills, Andrea is a problem solver who is always looking for ways to improve internal processes to achieve better results. She has a proven success record in recommending appropriate financial plans based on accurate data collection, financial monitoring, and business strategizing.
Passionate about fostering long-term relationships and interpreting proprietary data sets, Andrea develops and maintains high standards of quality and solutions through effective financial planning and superior communication skills.
With more than ten years of experience in finance and securities trading, she is expedient and adept at depicting economic angles on any commercial real estate asset.
Andrea is a trusted and reliable member of the Phoenix office. She brings a positive, customer service approach that benefits both clients and co-workers. She is enterprising and loves diving deep into research and financial analysis to share valuable insights with her clients and help them make reliable, informed decisions.
Prior to joining Colliers, Andrea served as financial analyst for Camelback Stays, an AIRBNB operating partner in Phoenix. In her time there, she collected data, developed detailed spreadsheets, identified and forecasted trends, promoted successful investment plans, created client presentations and reports to include cash flow, revenue projection, expenses, profit and loss, and average daily rate of occupancy.
Andrea reached a 45 percent net profit margin within six months by preparing dynamic financial models to inform business decisions, which in turn developed and deepened client relationships as well as profitable partnerships.
Prior to Camelback Stays, Andrea served as senior analyst for Northern Trust, a hedge fund investor service where she orchestrated client-centered financial packages, evaluated investment potential of companies with thorough assessments of historical data, operational activities, and future objectives, and maintained updated status checks for FATCA/CRS compliance.
Andrea also served as a brokerage investment professional at Vanguard, one of the world’s largest investment firms where she worked closely with clients on transactions and performance. In her tenure, she acquired and maintained appropriate standing with FINRA by Series 7 and 63 licensing.