MBA Taps Kelli Burke as VP of Commercial Real Estate Finance


Kelli Burke has joined the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) as vice president of commercial real estate finance (CREF). 

Burke has more than two decades of experience in commercial real estate. Since 2016, she has held hospitality management roles, where she most recently served as sous chef, food event planner, and restaurateur for businesses in Dallas and San Diego.

Prior to that, she worked for 11 years in expanding roles at Prudential Mortgage Capital Co., in Dallas, including as vice president, information systems, where she partnered closely with the commercial servicing business of the company.

She also worked for seven years in commercial servicing at GMAC Commercial Mortgage, a predecessor company of Berkadia, in Atlanta.

In her new role with the MBA, Burke will be responsible for leading CREF member engagement activities across the various sectors within the industry, creating content development for MBA’s CREF-related conferences and convened meetings, and developing best practices and business intelligence tools for members.

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