President & CEO
Mr. Burton serves as president of Confluent Development and, in partnership with the Board, is responsible for the success of the organization. Mr. Burton assures the accomplishment of Confluent Development’s mission and vision, its relevance to the community, and the accountability of the organization to its diverse constituents. Specifically Mr. Burton ensures Confluent Development’s fiscal, operations, marketing, human resource, technology, and programmatic strategies are effectively implemented across all segments of the organization.
Mr. Burton has over 20 years and nearly $2 billion in development experience across all major products types throughout the United States. He co-founded Confluent Development with Celeste Tanner in 2014, immediately growing the organization through securing approximately $150 million in ground-up development work on a build-to-suit and speculative basis. Prior to establishing Confluent, Marshall served as executive vice president for Opus Development Company, where he led the company’s operations in the western region and oversaw the growth of the company’s Denver office to an average annual revenue of nearly $100 million. While at Opus, Mr. Burton also oversaw the regional organization with offices in Washington, DC, Boston, and Philadelphia.
Mr. Burton is a board member of Industrial Property Trust, a leading industrial REIT with more than 20 million square feet owned throughout the United States. Marshall also served as a board member of Industrial Income Trust which successfully completed its sale to Global Logistic Properties for more than $5 billion in 2015.