Dennis Burnside has recently joined Whittaker Associates as President of its Real Estate Advisory Services Group. In his role Dennis will be focusing on developing relationships and providing services to the real estate service community, institutional owners, developers and investors. Additionally, Dennis will provide a specific suite of services to end-users of real estate. Dennis will also work closely with Whittaker’s corporate and economic development clients.

Dennis has over 25 years of experience in the real estate services industry, having held senior positions with Grubb & Ellis, Colliers International and Equis. Much of his career has been spent representing corporate real estate clients and institutional and regional developers. He has experience representing clients throughout North America and internationally.

Dennis sees the Whittaker Associates platform as a unique opportunity to serve a broad and diversified client base.

“Whether we are supporting the client in the process of a relocation, expansion or disposition, identifying lead tenants for a new development, or supporting the property-specific marketing efforts of a brokerage firm, Whittaker is uniquely positioned to have a positive financial impact on the result of the assignment,” according to Burnside.

Dennis is a resident of Shaker Heights, Ohio, and will split his time between Shaker Heights and Holland, Michigan, headquarters of Whittaker Associates.

Burnside has been an active member of various professional organizations, including CORENET, NAIOP, IREM, and BOMA. Additionally, he is a trustee of the Cleveland Zoological Society, North Coast Community Homes, and the Cleve