MINNEAPOLIS (September 6, 2016) – John Burke, senior vice president/managing director of NorthMarq’s Houston office, was selected as the recipient of NorthMarq Capital’s top employee award for 2016. Ed Padilla, CEO- NorthMarq Capital, presented the O’Brien/Klebanoff award to Burke at the company’s internal production conference, held in Park City, Utah Aug. 29-30, 2016.
“This award recognizes an employee who performs at an exceptional level, with direct impact on the company’s financial performance and enterprise value, and has upheld the company’s standards consistently over his career,” said Padilla. “John is the heart and soul of the Houston office, always willing to give his time and expertise to clients and coworkers.”
The award, named for two long-time, well-respected employees—Mike O’Brien and Marty Klebanoff—has been awarded annually for 30 years.
Burke has been with the company and its predecessor since 1985 and is managing director of the Houston office, which has 20 employees. During his real estate finance and investment banking career, he has been responsible for originating and closing over 300 debt and equity transactions totaling over $4 billion. He is an active member of the Mortgage Bankers Association, International Council of Shopping Centers, National Association of Office and Industrial Properties, and is a licensed salesman in the State of Texas.
Burke began his career at Houston National Bank as a bank officer and construction lender and moved into mortgage banking in 1982 with the Ben McGuire Company. In 1985, he along with the late Ken Stockton, Bill Luedemann and Kerry French, started Stockton, Luedemann and French, which was acquired by NorthMarq Capital.
A graduate of The University of Texas at Austin with a major in Finance, Burke is married and has three sons and two grandchildren.