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As a member of CBRE’s Advisory & Transaction Services Team R.J.’s focus is Strategy and Analytics for the Cleveland based Advisory & Transaction Services (A&T).

R. J.’s responsibilities as the Portfolio Strategy and Analytics Manager include management of technology systems, developing and deploying data visualization tools, and building client specific real estate strategies.  Relying upon a diverse real estate background and using modern technologies, he transforms data into real estate insights providing exceptional value to clients.

In collaboration with the team’s transaction managers, R. J. develops analytic tools, systems and reports to optimize management of our corporate client’s portfolios.

  • Portfolio Analysis and Strategy Creation
  • Development of data visualization tools for both client and internal needs
  • Value Added Client Reporting

Mr. Burns began his career in 2012 as an Assistant Real Estate Manager in the Cleveland Market.  During his tenure in Asset Services, R. J. was responsible for managing the day to day operations of over 1,000,000 SF of Office and Retail assets, including the financial reporting, accounting, coordination of construction, and management of tenant relations.  He successfully cut portfolio operating expenses for his clients through the negotiation of new service contracts and reduced capital expenditures through the creation and coordination of competitive bidding processes.