Robert Burns grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Go Eagles!). He attended and graduated with a BS in Secondary Education from East Stroudsburg University, 1978.
After receiving his degree, Bob took a job in San Juan Puerto Rico as a teacher and football coach. He started investing in various assets while living in Puerto Rico and continued here in South Florida. His experience includes buying pre-foreclosed properties, tax lien purchases, buying and selling discounted paper, rehabbing various sized properties from single-family homes to multi-unit buildings, education and consulting. Living and interacting with Puerto Rico’s Latin community was a lifetime experience and ended up staying there for ten years.
Bob arrived to South Florida from Puerto Rico in 1988 to take a job with Dow Jones. While working for Dow Jones, he had the opportunity to further travel the Caribbean and Latin America and spent several years in Mexico City.
He currently runs a monthly meeting, Miami Real Estate Investors Association MREIA www.miamireia.com, which provides advice, contacts, services and opportunities to the real estate retail and investment communities.
Currently Bob lives in Miami, Florida with his 10 year old son Bobby. They enjoy vacationing at the Bahama Beach Club, Ft. Myers Beach and is very involved with his son’s activities. Bob gives back by coaching football and basketball teams for various community organizations. Bob and his Bobby are practicing Episcopalians and attend Trinity Cathedral in Miami, Florida.