ProDealer Industry Summit taps Burns

John Burns has developed a reputation as a straight shooter and a serious analyst on the topic of real estate and market trends. And he’s no stranger to the building supply industry.

Burns, who has made a career out of helping business executives make informed housing industry investment decisions, will join the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association and HBSDealer at the upcoming ProDealer Industry Summit.

The event is slated for Oct. 17-19 in Chicago.

Burns is the CEO of John Burns Real Estate Consulting, which he founded in 2001.

John Burns

In Chicago, Burns will offer a national housing market overview and share his outlook, including findings from his groundbreaking book Big Shifts Ahead: Demographic Clarity for Executives. He will also explain how the four major external influencers -- the government, the economy, new technologies, and societal shifts -- continue to transform demand.

His presentation at the ProDealer Industry Summit will include insights on today’s first time home buyers, and his firm’s forecast on building products demand. Attendees will leave this session with a huge competitive advantage

because you will be making decisions with facts and will be better able to adjust your business strategies when unanticipated events shift prevailing trends.

Prior to forming his current company, Burns worked at a national consulting firm for 4 years and for 10 years at KPMG Peat Marwick – two years as a CPA and eight in its Real Estate Consulting practice.

More than 600,000 people follow Burns’ LinkedIn Influencer column and 30,000 subscribe to his emails.