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camille burke

Camille M. Burke

Vice President & Chief Development Officer

Camille joined Essex in June 2021 as the Vice President and Chief Development Officer. Camille formerly worked for Christian Living Communities (CLC) from 2004-2020, serving in roles to include director of sales and marketing, executive director, chief operating officer (COO) and ending her tenure there as their interim chief executive officer (CEO)/(COO).

From 2014 to 2020 Capella Living Solutions (CLS) enabled CLC to grow their portfolio from 3 CCRCs (life plan communities) in the Denver market to 28 communities of 55+ active adults, IL, AL, MC, and SNF across seven states. This exponential growth was obtained through acquisitions, third-party management of single sites and portfolios, and new development.

Camille was also involved in the redevelopment of two of CLC-owned CCRCs. These projects ranged from $50MM-$80MM. Innovation and growth are Camille’s passion along with her profound energy for the active adult 55+ market. Overall her senior living career spans over 20 years.

Camille earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Restaurant, Hotel and Institutional Management from Texas Tech University. She hails from Texas but has called Denver, Colorado, home for the past 17 years. Camille is married with two adult children.