2019 Symposium & Dinner Journal

Award Presentations

10 Year Anniversary Honoree

RICHARD BURNS President, CEO & Trustee, The NHP Foundation Richard F. Burns, joined NHPF as trustee, president & CEO in 2009. He has overseen the $775M acquisition/preservation of 51properties, over 9,000 units. Burns created a predevelopment/acquisition fund, and with partner organizations, underwrote funding for eight affordable complexes. During his tenure at NHPF, Burns secured $483M in development funding using LIHTC, which he calls the “affordable housing industry’s most successful production tool.” Burns is a real estate investment

professional with over 40 years experience managing money for pension funds and institutional investors, both domestic and foreign. He has participated in the start-up of three real estate investment management firms as a founder and senior partner. While partner in one of the largest affordable multifamily investment firms, Burns gained experience with various government programs available for affordable housing. This experience, and in-depth knowledge of apartments and working on not-for-profit boards, allows him to lead NHPF in its mission to provide quality, affordable, rental housing and resident services for low and moderate income families and seniors. Burns earned a B.S. from Boston College and a M.B.A. from Boston University.


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