Chris Burns

Chris Burns

Vice President

Current Responsibilities:

With expertise in tenant representation and agency leasing, Chris possesses a holistic and comprehensive understanding of retail commercial real estate. As a Retail Services Advisor, he partners with clients to serve as an extension of their team. Chris leverages data driven information, technology and market research to deliver customized solutions that meet his clients’ business objectives and exceed their expectations. As a member of JLL’s Retail Services group, Chris has a front row seat to Houston's changing retail landscape.


In 2013, Chris joined JLL as a Senior Research Analyst, where he developed an in depth understanding of economic trends and their impact on the industry. He also provided market insight to brokerage teams and their clients and crafted data driven reports and presentations. In 2015, he joined the Retail Services group as an Associate Broker.


  • Bachelor of Arts | Environmental Studies | Dartmouth College
  • Beta Alpha Omega
  • Varsity Football Team


  • Top Achiever Designation, JLL (2018)
  • Rising Star, JLL (2017)
  • Houston’s Top Operational Performance in Service Award, JLL (2014)

Affiliations and Community Information:

  • JLL’s Houston Mentorship Program, Committee Board Member (2019 - current)
  • JLL’s Houston Mentorship Program, Mentee Team Member (2018 - 2019)
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Member

Best Career Advice:

“Treat others with respect and work hard.”

Select Experience:

  • 1000 Degrees Pizza
  • Amerisleep
  • Balani Custom Clothiers
  • BancorpSouth Bank
  • Carbon Health
  • Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group
  • Dirt Cheap
  • GID
  • McAlister’s Deli
  • Noodles & Co.
  • Red Wing Shoes
  • Pokeworks
  • Salad and Go
  • Sanitas
  • UrgentVet
  • Walgreens
  • Wile Interests