Careers | John Burns Real Estate Consulting

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Research Team

Our research team analyzes housing market conditions on a macro, regional, and MSA level. They create our ongoing published research products and address unique topics in white papers, presentations, or blogs. Their passion for quality data collection and analysis, time-sensitive research, and responsive customer service translates into flexible, personalized, and interactive relationships with our clients.


We are looking for research analysts, managers, and Vice Presidents who are passionate about helping our clients make informed decisions.


Consulting Team

Our consulting team spends their time on the ground in housing markets all across the country, completing market research, strategic planning, and financial and economic analysis.  Highly experienced and analytical, our consultants use their experience to analyze, interpret, and deliver specific recommendations.

We are looking for experts who can figure out a problem quickly and succinctly, with plenty of support.


We are committed to being the leading national housing experts.



Core Values

Our team delivers:

  • Solutions our clients and coworkers consider to be the most valued, timely, clear and honest in the industry, and
  • A work environment that pays fairly, allows individuals to grow while achieving their negotiated work/home life balance, and provides the opportunity to work with PALS: Passionate, Articulate, Likable and Smart people.

At John Burns Real Estate Consulting, LLC, we make it a priority to attract and retain PALS: the most Passionate, Articulate, Likable, and Smart team members.

Our PALS profitably and quickly complete the most insightful, challenging, accurate and forward-looking research and consulting assignments.  We empower and require everyone to succeed at the highest possible level by demanding and demonstrating excellence in work and character.

  • Passionate: Curious, energetic people who embrace our high standards for excellence, overcome obstacles, and grow our business by identifying, promoting, and leading company and industry innovations, attracting great teammates, and providing the best advice possible
  • Articulate: Empathetic listeners who coworkers and clients seek out because they communicate clearly, concisely, respectfully, and inspirationally
  • Likable: Reliable, helpful, collaborative, trustworthy team players who make work enjoyable because they are dependable and complete high-quality work on time and with humility and kindness
  • Smart: Insightful second-level thinkers who convert complexity into concise, logical, forward-thinking recommendations and solutions

We enjoy challenges, problem solving, economic analysis, market research, and working on a team, and we adhere to uncompromising ethical standards. By hiring the right people, our team is committed to providing understanding and clarity through the intricacies of an ever-changing real estate cycle.

Click here to read Success Means Hiring (and Retaining) Workers Who Are Passionate, Articulate, Likable, and Smart written by John Burns

What does our team say about our company culture?

At our 2022 company strategy meeting, we asked all of our team members to write down several words to describe what they thought summarizes JBREC’s company culture well. The word cloud above illustrates the results of that team exercise.

Great Place To Work®-Certified™ (Sept 2021-Sept 2022)

97% of employees at John Burns Real Estate Consulting say it is a great place to work compared to 59% of employees at a typical US-based company.

It’s official! Thanks to our people, we’re proud to have earned Great Place to Work® Certification™.  Check out what our employees say makes working here so great by clicking here.

Results are from employee survey ran through Great Place to Work® in Fall 2021

In some results, JBREC outperformed the top 100 large companies who received the certification:
  • 100% of JBREC Employees say, “Our customers would rate the service we deliver as excellent.” Compared to 91% 2021 U.S. Top 100 Great Place to Work® Companies.
  • 100% of JBREC Employees say, “I am treated as a full member here regardless of my position.” Compared to 90% 2021 U.S. Top 100 Great Place to Work® Companies.
  • 99% of JBREC Employees say, “Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.” Compared to 92% 2021 U.S. Top 100 Great Place to Work® Companies.
  • 99% of JBREC Employees say, “When you join the company, you are made to feel welcome.” Compared to 95% 2021 US Top 100 Great Place to Work® Companies.

About Great Place to Work Certification™

Great Place to Work® Certification™ is the most definitive “employer-of-choice” recognition that companies aspire to achieve. It is the only recognition based entirely on what employees report about their workplace experience – specifically, how consistently they experience a high-trust workplace. Great Place to Work Certification is recognized worldwide by employees and employers alike and is the global benchmark for identifying and recognizing outstanding employee experience.

Certified Evergreen™

John Burns Real Estate Consulting has officially been confirmed by Tugboat Institute to be a Certified Evergreen™ company.

John Burns Real Estate Consulting was the first company to receive the certification from the prestigious organization, Tugboat Institute.

Evergreen businesses are led by purpose-driven leaders with the grit and resourcefulness to build and scale private, profitable, enduring, and market-leading businesses that make a dent in the universe. Evergreen businesses put their people first and avoid raising capital that puts money before mission and imposes a growth-at-all-costs or exit-oriented mindset. They measure success by how well they deliver on their mission and they embody the Evergreen 7Ps.

Evergreen 7Ps

The Evergreen 7PS are the defining characteristics of Evergreen. The first three Ps – Purpose, Perseverance, and People First – define the character of the leaders and team. The last four P’s – Private, Profit, Paced Growth, and Pragmatic Innovation – reflect the long term strategy tenants of an Evergreen business.

Gallup Employee Engagement Results

Our team completed our most recent employee engagement survey in Fall 2021. Check out some of the detailed results by clicking here.

Orange County Business Journal and Best Companies Group Best Places to Work 2021

For the third consecutive year, John Burns Real Estate Consulting has been recognized as one of the best places to work in Orange County, CA.

The Best Places to Work in Orange County, CA is a survey and awards program dedicated to identifying and recognizing the area’s best employers and providing organizations with valuable employee feedback.

ULI Orange County/Inland Empire Emergent Leadership Awards

At the 2018 Emergent Leadership Awards, John Burns Real Estate Consulting was nominated and won in the Outstanding Employer category.

The Emergent Leadership Awards is a celebration of our local real estate industry. Each year the Young Leaders Group of the ULI Orange County/Inland Empire district council celebrates young leaders with the Emergent Leadership Awards. The awards were established to recognize exemplary motivated, dedicated, and inventive emerging real estate professionals who have demonstrated dedication to bettering themselves and their industry in the previous year. The YLG feel it is important to highlight the most outstanding local emerging leaders whose contributions to their company and ULI make it clear that they lead by example.

Max C. Tipton Award for Memorial Excellence

We are proud to say that John Burns Real Estate Consulting was the recipient of the prestigious Max C. Tipton Award for Memorial Excellence at the 2018 SoCal Awards.

The Max Tipton Award acknowledges the recipient’s pursuit of creative ideas, innovations, and concepts as expressed by a significant body of work that has clearly passed the test of time. Beyond being a recognized expert, the honoree must be a visionary leader who commands respect and whose selfless nature has contributed to the advancement of our industry through the consistent sharing of knowledge and mentoring of others. The acceptance of this award is a testament to John’s dedication to establishing John Burns Real Estate Consulting as an exceptional place of work.





Exclusive Employee Access to JBREC University

JBREC University serves as an online resource for our employees on company training and communication. You will find videos on our research and proprietary indices, business development tools, writing aids, and computer training. We also provide training on our clients’ businesses, from homebuilder land acquisition to stocks and capital structures. We encourage employees to submit feedback on training they would like to receive, and JBREC University is continuously evolving with new material.


Are you ready to start your career at John Burns Real Estate Consulting?

Kathy Ayuyao If you have any questions on our open positions, please contact Kathy Ayuyao, Vice President of Human Resources, at (949) 870-1219 or by email.