Burke Cox is the Chief Executive Officer of Premium Property Trust, a real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on the development of premium mixed-use properties that contribute to a new urbanism planning and development approach.
Burke developed his career by combining a personal acumen for simplifying complicated subject matters with an ability to motivate others to achieve measurable goals. Throughout his career he has been a thought leader in applied information technology solutions and a trusted senior leader for rapidly growing firms. He served as the Chief Operating Officer for Platinum Solutions (now part of General Dynamics Information Technology), President of Sevatec, Inc., and Chief Executive Officer of Dynology Corporation.
Burke helped launch Premium Property Trust from an exciting idea into a fast growing and highly active REIT, initially focused on properties in the Southeastern United States. He aligns private investors with real estate projects that reflect a premium aesthetic and attract high-end tenants. This approach lowers ongoing property maintenance costs and provides protection against fluctuating markets.
Aside from his role at Premium Property Trust, Burke also remains involved with innovative information technology firms as an investor and advisor. He advises government contracting firms on best practices for proposal development and supports specific capture efforts for strategic opportunities. In his career, he led the capture of over $500 million of services revenue for US federal contracts.
After graduating with a degree in Computer Engineering from Auburn University, Burke enjoyed an exciting career as a software developer, manager, and – ultimately – a strategic executive. He worked in a variety of industries including textile color science, forestry, accounting, and publishing. In 2000, he launched his first company focused on XML software integration solutions. After acquiring a technology partner, he launched JNetDirect to provide a broader variety of data integration products. In 2005, he entered the Agile software development market with the launch of Stelligent, which was sold in a private transaction in 2008.
Burke was named the Auburn University Computer Science and Engineering Outstanding Alumnus in 2003. He is a member of the Association for Corporate Growth and has served on the Auburn University Alumni Association Board of Directors, the George Mason University College of Information Technology and Engineering Advisory Board, and the Auburn University Computer Science and Engineering Advisory Board.
He currently lives in Vestavia Hills, Alabama and works in Birmingham, Alabama and across the Southeast region of the United States.