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Heidi Burns

Heidi Burns, MAI
Vice President
Professional Experience

Heidi S. Burns, MAI, is based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and brings over a decade of hospitality valuation and consulting expertise. Her specialization lies in complex multi-use resort properties, conference and convention centers, portfolio valuation, and property tax appeal litigation. Her clients include private sector developers, owners, investors, as well as national, regional, and local lending institutions, attorneys, and property tax authorities.

Starting her career as a general commercial appraiser with Brown Bevis Real Estate Appraisers in Tallahassee, Florida, Heidi appraised a wide range of commercial properties throughout the southeastern US. In 2011, she shifted her focus to hospitality valuation, joining PKF Consulting. She later joined CBRE Hotels in 2014 following the acquisition of PKF. In 2021, Heidi became a part of Core Hospitality Advisors.

Heidi has had the unique opportunity to work with the teams at R.W. Woodworth and Associates and Core Hospitality Advisors, prior to their merger in 2024.

Her credentials include a Certified General Appraisal License acquired in 2011 and an MAI designation in 2014. Heidi holds an MBA from Louisiana State University, specializing in Real Estate (2008), and a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management from Florida International University (2005).


Professional Affiliations/Accreditations
  • Appraisal Institute (MAI Designation)

  • Certified General Real Estate Appraiser

  • Florida International University - Bachelor of Hospitality Management

  • Louisiana State University - Master of Business Administration, specializing in Real Estate

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