Richard F. Burns
Chief Executive Officer
The NHP Foundation

Richard Burns joined The NHP Foundation as chief executive officer in 2009. He is a real estate investment professional with over 40 years of experience managing money for pension funds and other institutional investors, both domestic and foreign. He has participated in the start-up of three real estate investment management firms where he was a senior partner, and has had extensive experience investing in multifamily real estate. While a partner in one of the largest affordable multifamily investment firms, Mr. Burns gained experience with the various government programs available for affordable housing. This experience, combined with his in-depth knowledge of apartments and years of work on not-for-profit boards, allows him to lead The NHP Foundation in its mission to provide quality, affordable, rental housing and place-based services for its low and moderate income families and seniors. Mr. Burns earned a B.S. from Boston College and a M.B.A. from Boston University.