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Donald A. Burns MAI

First Vice President

Donald A. Burns, MAI, joined Newmark Knight Frank in 2017 along with his Southeast Realty Consultants colleagues and currently serves as a first vice president in the Atlanta office. Mr. Burns specializes in the appraisal of apartment properties. He works primarily in the states of Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee.

Mr. Burns has 45 years of real estate appraisal and consulting experience working for pension funds, financial institutions, insurance companies, attorneys and individuals. His overall valuation experience includes appraisals of numerous types of commercial properties including apartments, office buildings, retail facilities, industrial properties, vacant commercial sites and numerous special-purpose facilities. As the former chief appraiser for Equitable Real Estate, Mr. Burns also has extensive experience in the valuation of institutional grader assets and in the area of appraisal management.


  • Designated member, Appraisal Institute (MAI)
  • Certified real estate appraiser, states of Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina

Mr. Burns graduated from The Ohio State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science.

Donald A.  Burns MAI
Donald A. Burns MAI
First Vice President
2000 Riveredge Pkwy
Suite 650
Atlanta, GA 30328
United States
T  770.623.9311
Fax: 770.988.8103

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Areas of Specialization
  • Apartments
  • Industrial
  • Office
  • Retail
  • Land

Years of Experience
45 years