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
  • Beyond Yoga
  • Custom Ink
  • Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group
  • Dirt Cheap
  • GID
  • Lucho
  • McAlister’s Deli
  • Noodles & Co.
  • Red Wing Shoes
  • Pokeworks
  • Salad and Go
  • Shady Rays
  • UrgentVet
  • Walgreens
  • Wile Interests