Tracey L. Burns, Vice President of Construction Lending, is a seasoned professional who has been in the affordable housing industry for the last 18 years. Ms. Burns is responsible for Century’s urban infill construction and affordable housing lending programs throughout California. Most recently, Ms. Burns was selected to oversee the Century Emerging Developers Capital Fund designed to promote minority professionals by increasing their access to capital. With over 18 years of experience in affordable and urban infill lending, Ms. Burns has underwritten more than $520 million in predevelopment, acquisition, and construction loans which resulted in more than 2,300 workforce and low-income housing units.
Prior to her employment at Century Housing, Ms. Burns worked with Kaufman and Broad Multi-Housing Group as an Acquisitions Specialist, responsible for evaluating prospective deals and securing documentation for all land acquisitions.
Ms. Burns is an advisory member of the Harbor Sustainability Gateway Project, a community-based advocacy organization in the Harbor Gateway South Community. Ms. Burns is working with community leaders to develop a safe and secure recreational area replacing a blighted lot with an environmentally sustainable facility for disadvantaged youth. Ms. Burns also oversees community funding and advocacy for the Boys and Girls Club of the Los Angeles Harbor.
Ms. Burns graduated from California State University, Dominguez Hills, with a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration and a concentration in Criminal Justice. She is a member of the African American Real Estate Professionals (AAREP) as well as a participant of the USC Ross Minority Program in Real Estate at the USC Lusk Center. Ms. Burns is also a guest lecturer for the USC Real Estate Development class that focusses on Real Estate Financing.