Thomas Burton

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Thomas Burton is Chief Operating Officer and Chief Investment Officer at Alex. Brown Realty (“ABR”).  Mr. Burton has been associated with ABR since 1992, and is primarily responsible for the firm’s day to day operating and acquisitions activities.  Mr. Burton previously managed the company’s asset management group.  Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Burton was an Asset Manager in the real estate division of USF&G and an auditor and consultant at Ernst & Whinney.  Mr. Burton received his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and his BA from the University of Maryland.  He is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Management Accountant.  Mr. Burton serves on the Board of Directors of Adoptions Together, Inc., a not-for-profit serving children and families, and previously served as Board Chairman.  In addition, Mr. Burton serves on the Board of Mid-City Community CDE, LLC, a community development entity.   He is also a full member of the Urban Land Institute, where he serves on the Small Scale Development Council, and a Supporting Member of the Zell/Lurie Real Estate Center at the Wharton School.  Mr. Burton is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland’s Colvin Institute of Real Estate Development, where he teaches a course in Real Estate Structured Finance.  Mr. Burton has previously served as an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies, where he taught a course in Real Estate Private Equity.

 

Alex. Brown Realty, Inc. is a privately owned real estate investment manager organized in 1972.  ABR provides joint venture equity capital to real estate developers, operators and managers.  The firm raises capital via its proprietary commingled funds.  Since 1994, it has raised six such funds and currently has under management a diverse portfolio of real estate investments with a market value of approximately $1.3B.  The firm’s investment strategy is focused on value-added investments in small to mid-cap sized transactions, which typically require an equity commitment of $4 to $12 million.  The firm’s most recent commingled fund, Chesapeake Property Investors IV, was closed in June 2012 with $282 million of investor capital.

Education

MBA - University of Pennsylvania 1990