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John Burns, CEO
Real Estate Consulting, LLC

John founded the company to help business executives make informed housing industry investment decisions.  The company’s research subscribers receive the most accurate analysis possible to inform their macro investment decisions, and the company’s consulting clients receive specific property and portfolio investment advice designed to maximize profits.  The team takes great pride in enabling the profitable development of the best places to live in the world.

John co-authored Big Shifts Ahead: Demographic Clarity for Businesses, a #1 best seller in several categories on Amazon.  More than 600,000 people follow John’s LinkedIn Influencer column and 30,000 subscribe to his emails.  The media cited the firm more than 400 times in 2015. 

Before founding John Burns Real Estate Consulting in 2001, John worked at a national consulting firm for 4 years and for 10 years at KPMG Peat Marwick – 2 as a CPA and 8 in their Real Estate Consulting practice. 

John has a Bachelors in Economics from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA, and works in our Irvine, California office.  He has attended home games for all 30 major league baseball teams, and regularly runs the hills in Southern California.


John Maiuri, President
LBM & Hardlines Group
ECi Building & Construction Division

John joined ECi as VP of Sales for LBMH (now Building & Construction) in January
of 2015, coming from Spruce Computer Systems where he served as Vice President
of Marketing & Business Development. His career in the lumber and hardware
industry began as a yard foreman and IT manager with Dunn Builders Supply
Corporation a multi-location LBM operation in upstate New York. It is rumored
that John’s early IT management days started out when old servers could be
adapted for reuse as really awesome “kegerators.” John went on to serve as
Director of Purchasing and General Manager before taking over the reins as
President in 1994. In 2008, John joined Spruce as Northeast Regional Territory
Manager. John’s deep understanding of the LBM industry and ability to “connect
the dots” for both staff and customers alike is his passion. John was named
President of the ECi Building & Construction Division in November of 2015
and then President of the LBM & Hardlines Group in March of 2017 when the
Building & Construction Division was diversified.

John lives in Ghent, New York, with his wife, Teresa, and has three adult children,
Gene, Amanda, and Ashley. Despite living his motto “The difference between a
job and career is about 80 hours per week,” his favorite hobbies include
waterfowl hunting, motorcycles, woodworking, and reading. However, he enjoys
nothing more than spending time with his six grandchildren.


Tony J. Sciarrino, Esq.
Director of Claims Litigation for PLM

Tony is the Director of Claims Litigation for PLM. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Tony spent 22 years as a civil litigator in Western Pennsylvania. His practice concentrated in insurance coverage, insurance bad faith and serious bodily injury claims. Tony joined PLM in 2015 and his team supervises all of PLM’s claims litigation.