Christopher Burns

Christopher Burns

Vice President


Current responsibilities 
As Vice President at JLL, Chris Burns is based in Walnut Creek, California where he provides real estate advisory services to clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and throughout.  

In particular, Chris provides growing companies the innovative solutions they need to align their real estate needs with business objectives. 

Chris has been involved in commercial real estate in and around the Bay Area for the past 8 years as part of The Dowling-Bracco Team. Prior to joining JLL, Chris spent 7 years with Cushman & Wakefield Inc. 

The Dowling-Bracco Team is a full-service, seven-person commercial real estate brokerage team at JLL that specializes in tenant and landlord representation, the sale of leased investments, and the marketing of major office and industrial parks throughout Northern California.

The Team has more than 70 years of combined experience in the commercial real estate industry. Since 2004, the team has sold more than $1 billion worth of leased investments and negotiated more than 10 million square feet of leases on behalf of our clients. Visit our team website for property listings, research reports, press releases and more,

Chris has represented clients in sale and leasing transactions in excess of 3,000,000 square feet. 

Clients include: 
  • Orchard Supply Hardware
  • PointCare
  • Solar City Corporation
  • Prologis 
  • US Installation Group
  • Johns Manville
  • Panattoni Development Co. 
  • Red Bull Distribution
  • KMM Corporation

Furthermore, Chris represents Amerit Fleet Solutions and Petorchem Insulation on a National level with their Real Estate Portfolios.

Education and affiliations
Chris earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Economics with a concentration in Honors Finance from Saint Mary’s College of California. 

He played on the Lacrosse team where he was Starting Attack, serving as team President and a two-time captain.   

Chris lives in Walnut Creek, CA with his wife and two children.