About Us

Since 1972, with roots as a design-build firm, The Burns Companies has provided high quality real estate development consulting services for the single, multi-family residential, retail, commercial and industrial real estate sectors. Our LEED Accredited Professionals will help you maximize efficiencies and sustainable practices, and help to minimize environmental impacts on your real estate assets.

Our goal is to help our clients make the best and most cost effective decisions throughout their real estate projects. As an owner’s representative, we remove the daily management burden from our clients and become the primary contact for all parties, driving the execution of a wide range of project types.

Our standards for design, building, and project coordination set the bar for exceptional quality and service in the industry. Our proven, methodical approach to project management helps you mitigate your risk, reduce costs, and save time over the course of your project. Our team will ensure that each project is proactively managed to hit your key milestones and is completed on time and on budget.

Our services include:

Construction Cost Management

  • Detailed budget tracking
  • Track performance against contracts
Development Management
  • Property evaluations and condition assessments
  • Energy/sustainability audits
  • CapEx budgeting
  • Repositioning and renovations
Project Management
  • Milestone accountability
  • Schedule tracking
  • Due Diligence inspection/reports
Owner’s Representation
  • Primary interface for all parties involved
  • Manage contracts, leases, work letters, plans
  • Drive overall strategy for repositioning and renovations
  • Ensure accountability for all parties
Litigation Support
  • Contract and cost analysis
  • Code analysis
  • Comprehensive documentation review


About LEED Accredited Professionals

LEED Accredited Professionals (LEED APs) are building industry professionals who have demonstrated a thorough understanding of green building and the LEED® Green Building Rating System™. The LEED AP credential indicates that the professional has the knowledge and skills to facilitate the LEED certification process.

LEED Professional Accreditation is a voluntary designation achieved by over 80,000 individuals who have passed the LEED Professional Accreditation exam. The Green Building Certification Institute recommends that LEED AP candidates have building industry knowledge, as well as experience working with green building professionals from multiple disciplines.

About Massachusetts Certified Public Purchasing Official (MCPPO)

The Massachusetts Certified Public Purchasing Official (MCPPO) Program has been established to promote professionalism and excellence in public procurement, preparing participants to make best value procurements for their jurisdictions.  For more information, visit: http://www.mass.gov/ig/mcppo/igmcppo.htm