Phillip BurnsChief Executive Officer at European Residential REIT
Phillip Burns is the Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Trustees of European Residential Real Estate Investment Trust (ERES REIT), a Canadian-listed, unincorporated, open-ended real estate investment trust focused on aggregating a portfolio of high quality, multi-residential real estate assets in key European markets with strong fundamentals, with an initial focus in the Netherlands. In addition to his role at ERES REIT, Phillip is the Founder and Principal of Maple Knoll Capital. He has been involved in transactions with an aggregate value of over €20B, more than 70% of which are based in real estate. He also has played a role in raising in excess of €11B of equity for principal investment, including over €2.5B dedicated to real estate. Previously, Phillip was CEO of Corestate Capital, an investment manager focused on real estate transactions in Europe. Prior to this, he was a Managing Director at Terra Firma Capital Partners where he specialized in infrastructure, real estate and credit. Phillip also worked for Goldman Sachs where he focused on mortgage finance, real estate and general corporate finance, and was a corporate attorney at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. Phillip is a member of the Board of Directors of Irish Residential Properties REIT Plc, a growth-oriented Irish REIT focused on multi-unit residential real estate.