Customized Consulting | John Burns Real Estate Consulting

Custom Consulting Services

Preparing our clients for the opportunities, as well as the challenges, requires market insight and accuracy.

Our experienced team of consultants thrives on helping our clients make great investment decisions. We know that when we get it right, you succeed—and will return to us for your next assignment.

Our objective is to make our clients more successful. We work with many types of stakeholders in the industry: builders and developers, private equity and institutional investors, financial and professional service firms, and building product manufacturers.

Service Descriptions


Strategy Development

We will work closely with your team to help you develop the right strategy for your company. We will listen carefully to your goals and appetite for risk, and help you take advantage of your core competencies and gaps in the market.

Market Feasibility Due Diligence

We customize the level of analysis to your needs, from a quick first look to a thorough research report that includes our proprietary demand models by lifestage and risk indices. Our large team of experienced consultants can complete high-quality analysis very quickly.

Capital Allocation

We frequently help our clients prioritize investment opportunities and markets, using our extensive database and indices.

Consumer Research

Our revealing quantitative and qualitative consumer research programs build the confidence needed to design the right products, homes, and communities. We can use our extensive industry network to survey industry decision makers as well.

Portfolio Valuations and Cash Flows

Our proprietary valuation models and extensive experience in managing cash flow and profitability expectations allow us to quickly perform valuations on a project and portfolio level. We have valued many billions of dollars of real estate.

Consumer Segmentation by Life Stage and Price/Rent Range

Our unique approach to segmentation enables our clients to maximize their investment–often capturing millions of unrecognized dollars. Our research directly supports focused product development and sales efforts.

Our proprietary model reconciles local home buyer and renter household growth with sales and absorption velocity. This tool offers great insight into the household composition (young couples, empty nesters, etc.) by rent and home price range and what the future growth will be, so you can build accordingly.


Our experienced team has the ability to perform market feasibilities including demand evaluations on the multifamily markets. Our analyses focus on the interplay between housing and rental market dynamics and demographics.


Clients can request a Burns First Look, a Burns Feasibility Study, or a Burns Plus Report

+Burns Plus options are offered separately or all together.

 Click here for more information on Burns First Look and Burns Plus


Why John Burns Real Estate Consulting?

  • Excellent reputation. John Burns Real Estate Consulting provides well thought-out, unbiased recommendations and advice, always internally reviewed by a peer to you the highest-level of confidence.
  • Experienced team. Our Consulting group is led by a senior management team. Our team averages 19 years of experience.
  • National Footprint. Many of our clients operate throughout the country. We are one of the largest and most geographically diverse real estate consulting groups.
  • Excellent Service. Often times our clients do not have full control over timing for their deals and the Consulting team has a knack for making miracles happen.
  • Value. Since we focus on housing and analyze a plethora of data each month, we get to the right answer quickly.


To learn more about our consulting services, contact any of our consulting professionals below.


Sector Expertise
Market Expertise
Service Expertise

Adam Artunian 

Vice President, Consulting 

Adam Perdue 


Annie Radecki 

Vice President, Consulting 

Chris Porter 

Senior Vice President, Chief Demographer 

Christopher Dorociak 

Senior Manager 

Dana Kuhn 

Director of Quality Control and Training 

David Jarvis 

Senior Vice President, Consulting 

Dean Wehrli 

Senior Vice President, Consulting 

Don Walker 

Managing Principal and CFO 

Dustin Moudy 

Manager, Consulting 

James Penner 

Consulting Associate 

Jeff Brazel 

Vice President, Consulting 

Jeff Kottmeier 

Senior Manager, Consulting  

Jenni Lantz 

Senior Manager, DesignLens 

Kate Guthrie 


Kathryn Gard 

Senior Consumer Research Analyst 

Ken Perlman 


Kristin Matthews 

Senior Manager, Consulting 

Kyle Zierer 

Senior Manager, Consulting 

Lesley Deutch 


Mikaela Sharp 

Senior Consultant 

Oliver Radvin 

Senior Consultant 

Pete Reeb 


Rami Chehabi 


Scott Wild 

Vice President, Consulting 

Sidney Pell 

Manager, Consumer and Product Insights 

Steve Basten 

Senior Manager, Building Products 

Todd Tomalak 

Senior Vice President, Building Products 

Will Frank 

Senior Vice President, Consulting