MBA Names Kelli Burke Vice President of Commercial Real Estate Finance

KelliBurkeThe Mortgage Bankers Association appointed Kelli Burke as Vice President of Commercial Real Estate Finance. Her responsibilities will include leading MBA’s CREF member engagement activities across the various sectors within the industry, creating content development for MBA’s CREF-related conferences and convened meetings and developing best practices and business intelligence tools for members.

Burke has more than two decades of experience in commercial real estate. Since 2016, she has held hospitality management roles, where she most recently served as sous chef, food event planner and restaurateur for businesses in Dallas and San Diego. Prior to that, she worked for 11 years in expanding roles at Prudential Mortgage Capital Co. LLC, in Dallas, including as Vice President of Information Systems, where she partnered closely with the commercial servicing business of the company. She also worked for seven years in commercial servicing with GMAC Commercial Mortgage, a predecessor company of Berkadia, in Atlanta.

“Kelli comes to MBA with an in-depth commercial real estate finance background at industry firms, particularly with business expertise in project management in commercial servicing and information technology,” said Thomas Kim, MBA Senior Vice President of Commercial Real Estate Finance. “Working closely with our members, Kelli and the MBA team will develop high-quality programming and engagement opportunities that continue MBA’s exceptional work to serve the CREF membership.”

Burke holds a Masters Certificate in Applied Project Management from Villanova University, a Bachelor of Science from the University of Phoenix in Dallas and an Associate of Science in Culinary Arts from the Art Institute of California.