Kelli Burke

Kathy MarquardtKelli Burke
Vice President of Commercial Real Estate Finance 

Kelli Burke is Vice President of Commercial Real Estate Finance (CREF) for the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). In this management role, Burke develops and executes MBA's CREF member engagement strategy across the various sectors within commercial real estate finance and serves as a staff expert on several business functions, including originations, underwriting, securitization, servicing, and asset management. Her responsibilities also include leading the planning and content development for MBA's annual CREF Convention and Expo, and Servicing and Technology conferences.  

Burke has over two decades of experience in commercial real estate and hospitality. Before joining MBA, she held several hospitality management roles, including 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 Company LLC, in Dallas, including as Vice President, Information Systems, where she partnered closely with the commercial servicing business of the company. Burke also worked for seven years in commercial servicing at GMAC Commercial Mortgage, a predecessor company of Berkadia, in Atlanta.

Burke holds a Masters Certificate in applied project management from Villanova University, a Bachelor of Science from the University of Phoenix in Dallas, and an Associate of Science in culinary arts from the Art Institute of California.