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Joe Burns


Project Management

Joe Burns Director
Project Management
Seattle 1420 5th Avenue
Suite 1700
Seattle, WA 98101

Professional Experience

Joe Burns has managed over 9 million square feet of projects including tenant interiors, retail roll out programs, capital facility improvement, institutional development, industrial sites, and ground up construction. His current role as Director of Project Management includes developing and delivering multi-market programs for clients spanning planning, design, construction and operations.  Joe’s project management approach is rooted in understanding the strategic decisions in the earliest stages, aligning the strengths of the entire project team to ultimately ensure that projects are not merely completed, but successful for all stakeholders.

Joe has developed and guided Project Management Programs for corporate clients on both national and international scales. Combining his ability to understand unique client needs with his technical construction expertise and real estate best practices, Joe has created successful and repeatable programs for several clients to deliver projects. Guiding his clients through the regional and local differences in North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, Joe has developed a wide understanding of the global scope of corporate real estate, and the best way to adapt project management processes for local success.

Throughout his career, Joe has worked in major markets in his career with both CBRE and Trammell Crow Company. Prior to his role in Seattle, Joe has led project management practices based in Philadelphia and Chicago, working with a broad range of clients spanning corporate, educational, governmental, retail, and industrial market sectors.



Professional Affiliations And Accreditations

  • LEED Accredited Professional


  • Temple University (Philladelphia, PA), Master of Arts
  • University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI), Bachelor of Arts

Clients Represented

  • Aon Corporation
  • Allstate Insurance Company
  • Career Education Corporation
  • Parsons Corporation
  • Macquarie Group
  • Motorola Solutions
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Kaplan Inc.
  • Rockwell
  • National Insurance Crime Bureau
  • SEI Investments
  • Seattle’s Best Coffee
  • AMB Properties
  • Teachers Association REIT
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • United Health Group
  • Eli Lilly and Company


::  Aon Corporation / National Account Leader / Chicago, IL​
::  Career Education Corporation / Global Account Leader / Chicago, IL​
::  Seattle’s Best Coffee / Retail Program Director / Seattle, IL​
::  Macquarie Inc. / Account Leader,  Americas / New York, NY​
::  Motorola Solutions, Inc. / Director of Project Management, Americas / Chicago, IL​
::  Parsons Corporation / Global Account Leader / Pasadena, CA​
Joe Burns Director
Project Management
Seattle 1420 5th Avenue
Suite 1700
Seattle, WA 98101