We are Commercial Real Estate Brokers.

Whether you need a broker to represent you, or guide you as an investor, or help manage your properties, Burnham Real Estate can help.

Burnham Real Estate — Generations of commercial property knowledge.

Burnham Real Estate is owned and operated by David Burnham, a third-generation commercial real estate professional. While the current version of Burnham Real Estate was founded in 1998, the Burnham family has been in the commercial property business for three generations starting in the 1920s.

David grew up in the commercial real estate business having his father and grandfather as close mentors. At an early age he was learning the ins and outs of the commercial property business and he brings those years of knowledge to every client he serves.

Present day, David prides himself on getting to know each property intimately as well as being selective in the projects he takes on. He wants to ensure that Burnham Real Estate can serve every client with the time and dedication they deserve. And he wants to make sure the projects he chooses to work on have a high probability of success as well as chances for long term growth in the real estate market.

It is important to point out that Burnham Real Estate only focuses on the commercial market. While many firms focus on both residential and commercial, our expertise lies in the commercial property market. That allows us to stay focused on what we know and to create a proven plan for success for your project.

David Burnham and his team bring a street-smart approach with common sense to every project. He knows the area he serves and has built tremendous relationships and local connections that can only benefit you the real estate client. The relationships that David has built over the years add tremendous value to your projects and long-term vision.

David and his team have been responsible for the sale of properties ranging from $350,000 to $36 Million during his time in the business. He has provided custom site services for two of the largest multifamily developers in the United States. Burnham Real Estate has also served as the retail brokerage for some of the most well-known brands in the country including food service and retail.

Need a trusted advisor for your commercial real estate project?
Contact David and his team today!

Burnham Real Estate focuses on multi-family and retail real estate, but have general experience in all areas. We are also experienced buyer brokers and have sold over $60 million in commercial real estate in the last 5 years.

We are a second generation, full service commercial real estate brokerage, development and property management firm specializing in the Suburban North of the Boston market.

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Our story


When it all began.

H. W. Burnham owns & manages apartment buildings on Buswell St., Boston, MA


The Second Generation.

Lester H. N. Burnham starts working in Commercial RE brokerage & ownership.


And just like that...

Lester H. N. Burnham is semi-retired.


The Third Generation.

David N. Burnham starts working in the family business.


The legacy continues.

Burnham Real Estate now owned & operated by David N. Burnham.


Moving on up.

David N. Burnham begins work for Tellier Properties on various buildings.


The big deal.

David N. Burnham brokers $36M reuse & redevelopment deal.


They landed that one.

David N. Burnham brokers $7.6M land deal for Archstone Communities.


The dealer wins.

Brokerage of Cain Chrysler, Wilmington, MA.


Who says you can't be at two places?

Work for Goddard Systems at multiple locations including Reading & Westford, MA.


It's in the bag.

Sale of 95 Main St., Reading, MA


Front and center.

Sale of Broadway property, Saugus, MA.


Reading between the lines.

Sale of 35 Main St., N. Reading, MA.


Making it rain.

Sale of 209 Water St., Wakefield, MA.


From farm to park.

Sale of 645 Main St., Wilmington, MA.


And we're only getting started...

Sale of 146 & 148R Park St., N. Reading.

What we do

Commercial Real Estate

  • We find locations in MA for businesses & chains.
  • Industrial, Flex
  • Buy and Sell

Property Management

  • Apartments, Condos, Retail, Office
  • Common sense solutions.
  • We take 100% of the headaches.
  • You keep 95% of the income!


  • Opinions of Value.
  • Hourly rates for specific RE problems.
  • Managing your RE investment.