Churchill Commercial Capital, Inc. has hired Don Burnes as senior vice president to assist his clients with their debt and equity needs for commercial properties.

Burnes brings an extensive 35+ year career of commercial real estate finance and investment experience focused on both debt and equity for a diverse set of property types.

Burnes has closed over $1.5 billion in debt and/or equity transactions as either a mortgage banker or as a direct lender.

Burnes joins Churchill after a sixteen year association with Johnson Capital and its successor company, Walker & Dunlop.  Prior positions include senior lending roles with Heller Financial, Mortgage and Realty Trust, a publicly traded commercial mortgage REIT and GE Capital Real Estate.

Burnes was brought to Phoenix from Iowa by his family when he was in grammar school and has lived in Arizona for all but a seven year stint in Southern California during the 1990’s. Burnes is a graduate of the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. He holds an Arizona Real Estate Broker’s license and is a Life Member of the Fiesta Bowl Committee. Burnes and his wife live in Scottsdale.