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Jack Burns

Managing Principal


Jack is a leader in both the Boston office and within Cresa’s Global Portfolio Solutions Group (GPS). He is committed to empowering his clients to make informed decisions, ensuring their real estate strategy supports their overall business objectives. Jack applies a holistic understanding of both the real estate and architecture/engineering/construction industries—built over three decades of experience—to helping Cresa’s global clients optimize their portfolios.


280 Congress Street
Floor 10
Boston, MA 02210
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Cresa took the time to understand our needs, expectations, and concerns, and provided us with a locally sourced and innovative project team. We feel confident that these collaborative and enthusiastic experts will deliver a vibrant new Headquarters and the work they provide for us around the world.
John Civello  |   Vice President of Real Estate
  • Dell EMC
  • 3D Systems
  • Motion Industries
  • PTC
Jack earned an Associate degree in Architectural Engineering at Wentworth Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture at Boston Architectural College. He continues his education at workshops and programs by CoreNet, BOMA and IFMA.
Jack served on Cresa’s Board of Directors from 2006 to 2014, and in 2014 was invited to become a board advisor. He is an active member of the local CoreNet Global New England Chapter, serving as its president for two years and acting as a board member since 2000. In addition to being a recipient of the CoStar Power Broker - Top Broker Award, Jack has consistently been among Cresa’s Top Performers since 1996.
Outside of work, Jack enjoys traveling with his family, golf, hiking, biking and skiing.