Mr. Burum is one of Southern California’s most influential business leaders, with more than 25 years’ experience in commercial and residential real estate. A graduate of Claremont McKenna College, Burum has founded and created three successful companies, including the current building arm of Diversified Pacific.
As a managing partner of a land investment group, he developed a 400 acre community featuring more than 1,000 home sites and over a million square feet of commercial space, much of which is occupied by nationally known tenants.
Burum also founded National Community Renaissance (CORE), the third largest provider of affordable housing in America. Since 1992, CORE has acquired or built more than 12,000 multi-family units nationwide, and currently provides housing and vital social services for more than 30,000 residents. CORE was rated the number one nonprofit developer in 2009.
Burum is active in civic affairs and serves on a number of boards, and previously served on the board of AIG Sun America’s Asset Management Company.