Lunch with Jeff Burum
11:30 am Social • 12:00 pm Lunch
Red Hill Country Club
8358 Red Hill Country Club Drive,
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
ABOUT JEFF BURUM, Creator of National Community Renaissance (CORE)
Mr. Burum is one of Southern California’s most accomplished and respected business leaders with more than 30 years of experience in commercial and residential real estate development. A graduate of Claremont McKenna College and a leading philanthropist, Burum is the founder of three highly successful real estate companies, including the current building arm of Diversified Pacific, Diversified Pacific Communities (“Diversified”).
Burum is the founder and President of Diversified, a builder of custom executive homes and single-family home communities throughout the Inland Empire. In the midst of the financial and real estate market collapse of 2008, Burum founded Diversified Pacific Opportunity Fund which emerged with more than $60 million in private capital committed by over 150 investor members. This blind investment pool operating over a 10-year investment horizon provided flexibility to purchase undervalued assets throughout the real estate cycle.
As a managing partner of the land investment group, The Colonies Partners, Burum developed a 400-acre community in the Upland, Calif. which featured more than 1,000 home sites and over one million square feet of commercial space, much of which is occupied by nationally known tenants.
In 1991, Burum committed his own resources to launch a nonprofit company with the goal of providing high-quality affordable housing and community centers that offer onsite job training, day care and other social services. Eventually, he expanded his nonprofit affordable housing enterprises, creating National Community Renaissance (CORE), the third largest provider of affordable housing in the United States. Since 1992, CORE has acquired or built more than 12,000 multifamily units nationwide, and currently provides housing and vital social services for more than 30,000 residents. CORE has been rated the nation’s number one nonprofit developer.
Burum was one of just twenty-two real estate professionals from across the nation to be appointed by the U.S. Congress to serve on the Millennial Housing Commission to make recommendations on Federal housing policy to legislators. Burum is active in civic affairs and serves on numerous community and corporate boards, including having served on the board of AIG Sun America’s Asset Management Company. Burum has been a youth basketball and football coach. To boost local enterprise and athletic opportunities in the region, Burum recently acquired ownership interest in a local professional indoor soccer team, The Ontario Fury, and he continually looks to take on new ventures in the area to make the world a better tomorrow.