What’s On My Desk: Burnham USA CEO Scott Burnham

photoEver wonder what the most powerful leaders, business execs and celebrities keep on their desks? Well, we’re about to tell you. Our biweekly “What’s on My Desk” feature will take a look inside the offices and at the desks of the world’s most influential power players.

This week we’ve featured Scott Burnham, the founder and CEO of Newport Beach based development company Burnham USA. A graduate of University of Southern California, with a degree in business administration, Scott Burnham began a career in the real estate industry in the late 70s, after becoming affiliated with one of the county’s largest and most respected brokerage companies. He would later become the co-founder and managing general partner of Nexxus, USA Equities, Inc. In 1990, Burnham established Burnham USA Equities Inc. Today, the organization he oversees manages a significant portfolio of company owned properties including shopping malls, office buildings, medical buildings, industrial parks and residential properties. Burnham is a highly regarded veteran of the industry and his organization process expertise in all sectors of commercial real estate development and investment. Here are a few of the items on his desk:

  • The Lucky stone on my desk has great sentimental value to me as it was given to me by my father. The stone is a part of an old Carthaginian Pillar found by my father in Tunisia (Carthage) on Sunday October 14, 1945, while he was serving abroad in World War II.
  • The old magnifying glass on my desk allows me to more easily read the fine print in my documents.
  • This desk blotter is actually made for Bridge games but works fine for this purpose.

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