Jeffrey Burton

  • School of Public Affairs

Jeff Burton brings over 20 years of experience as a senior leader and director of real estate asset management entities, with direct responsibility for affordable housing oversight activities in both the public and private sectors. A native of Wyoming, Jeff honorably served seven years with the U.S. Navy before beginning his housing career.

As the President and Founder of American Dream Development (ADA), Jeff focused on building and developing affordable housing in rural communities, specifically those impacted by Dept. of Defense Base Realignment and Closure. Over a three-year period, the organization developed more than six million dollars of affordable housing units.

Jeff’s company was chosen from numerous contractors to participate on Extreme Makeover Home Edition: Chapman, KS. ADA donated materials, helped construct a new home for an injured veteran and his family, and even rebuilt sections of town devastated by a F5 tornado.

An accomplished writer and dynamic public speaker, Jeff has written articles for: Developer Magazine, Professional Builder and Military Family Magazine. He has been an invited speaker at many conferences, including: National Non-Profit Roundtables, Colorado Housing Now, the Colorado Mortgage Banker’s conference, and the U.S. Army Housing Academy.

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1380 Lawrence Street


Denver, CO 80204


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