Brokerage Professionals

Over 90 Years of Experience in the East Texas Market

The Brokerage Department of Burns Commercial Properties currently consists of five full time sales and leasing professionals and an administrative assistant; their combined experience in the East Texas market exceeds ninety years. We are proud of the expertise we offer our clients, the drive and devotion we bring to each project.

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Mark Whatley: Brokerage Professional

Mark Whatley

President & Chief Executive Officer

Mark Whatley, CCIM, a native of East Texas, holds an Associates Degree in Real Estate from Trinity Valley Community College (1980) and a B.S. from Texas Tech University (1983). Mark completed and received his CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) designation in 2004 and maintains memberships in the Texas Associations of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors, CCIM, and ICSC.

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Taylor Burns: President and CEO

Taylor Burns

Brokerage Professional & Admin. Manager

Taylor Burns hold both B.S. and M.S. degrees from Texas A&M University. He has in excess of forty seven years’ experience in the East Texas Real Estate market. His background includes commercial real estate development, property management, commercial property leasing and sales. Taylor is the former owner of Burns Commercial Properties, LLC, a former partner in the ownership of the Colliers Commercial Real Estate office in Dallas…

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Glenn Eikner: Brokerage Professional

Glenn Eikner

Brokerage Professional

Glenn Eikner, a lifelong resident of Tyler, Texas graduated Cum Laude from Texas A & M University with a B.B.A. degree in Marketing.

Glenn began his commercial real estate career in 1985 with a Dallas based office building development company at its local branch as the leasing agent for the largest professional office park in Tyler. During his 26 year career, Glenn has been…

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Matt Coale, CCIM: Brokerage Professional

Matt Coale, CCIM

Brokerage Professional

Matt Coale, CCIM, joined Burns Commercial Properties in September 2016 as a licensed Texas real estate broker with 21 years’ experience in commercial real estate transactions. Specializing in client project leasing, acquisition, disposition, site selection and investment sales, Matt has successfully negotiated transactions (office, retail, industrial, land) in excess of $140 million, representing 3.5 million square feet.

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Blair Swaim: Brokerage Professional

Blair Swaim

Brokerage Professional

Blair Swaim, a Tyler native, graduated from Robert E. Lee high school and the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. After graduating in 1997, he served as a Naval Officer for over 6 years, including sea tours on the USS ESSEX (LHD 2) and the USS MCCLUSKY (FFG 41) in San Diego, CA. He concluded his active duty service as a Military Science Instructor at Texas A&M University where he was awarded the NROTC Instructor of the Year award…

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Aaron Uncapher: Brokerage Professional

Aaron Uncapher

Brokerage Professional

Aaron Uncapher was born and raised right here in the Tyler, graduating from Robert E. Lee High School and the University of Texas at Tyler with a B.B.A. in Finance. Additionally, he has had brief stops in New Iberia, LA, Angel Fire, NM and has worked in Dallas and Fort Worth.

The majority of Aaron’s work experience has been selling television advertising in the Tyler and Dallas markets. He’s comfortable discussing marketing strategies…

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