Burdette serves as Principal of EDGE Realty Capital Markets in Houston. With more than 13 years of real estate and retail experience, he brings invaluable knowledge to the team. Previously, Burdette was Vice President of Development for Lovett Commercial, a major Texas commercial developer. Prior to Lovett, Burdette served as Vice President of E-Commerce and Marketing for Francesca's Collections (NASDAQ: FRAN). In addition, he worked for Weingarten Realty (NYSE: WRI), where he served as a Director in several capacities, including Acquisitions, Capital Markets and New Development.
Burdette has purchased, sold and spearheaded joint ventures for over $400 million worth of grocery anchored, strip retail and industrial projects. In addition, he has secured debt financing in excess of $200 million.
Burdette received his Master of Business Administration with a concentration in real estate and finance from the Jones Graduate School of Management at Rice University, where he was a Jones Scholar and a Jones Citizenship Award recipient. In addition, he holds a Bachelor of Arts with high honors from Tulane University.
In addition to his work at EDGE-CM, Huffman is an adjunct professor of real estate at the Jones Graduate School of Management at Rice University, where he serves on the Jones School Real Estate Advisory Committee. He also serves on the Management Committee for the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Houston, as well as the Programs Committee Chair. Additionally, Huffman serves as on the Building Committee for River Oaks Baptist School and he is a member of several worthwhile organizations including the Young Associates Council for the Houston Symphony, the Houston Zoo Ambassadors and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).
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