Amanda Burnham, 2017 Health Leader
Title: Director, Corporate Real Estate Transactions
Location: Portland, OR
Amanda Burnham is currently the Director of Corporate Real Estate Transactions at adidas. Between 2014 and 2018, she was with Providence St. Joseph Health, the nation’s third largest non-profit healthcare provider, as their Director of Real Estate Transactions where she oversaw all of the organization’s philanthropic and strategic real estate transactions, land use planning and entitlements in Alaska, California, Oregon, Montana and Washington. Amanda was responsible for shepherding new strategies from conceptualization and underwriting, through contract negotiation, due diligence and entitlements. Additionally, she oversaw the due diligence, portfolio integration and strategic disposition of real property associated with health care system mergers and acquisitions.
Prior to joining Providence, Amanda spent 10 years in commercial and residential development and investment real estate where she oversaw the development of over 3,000 residential units and provided clients acquisition consulting services. Amanda received both a Bachelor of Science – Business Administration and a Master of Professional Accountancy from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Why are you motivated to participate in the Health Leaders Network? How will your participation enhance your current and future work?
As healthcare administrators begin to view the field through a population health lens, it has illuminated the need to partner with developers in the community that are shaping the built environment where our patients live out their daily lives. The key drivers in health costs (access to safe housing, food, clean air, transportation and mental health services) all have major contributing factors that are primarily influenced by the built environment. I envision that the future of my role in healthcare will be to bridge the gap between healthcare systems and the development community to create solutions that benefit all stakeholders by creating an environment that supports our patients’ health. We are faced with many challenges in today’s changing healthcare environment and collaboration beyond the hospital walls will allow us to find the best solutions in the most efficient manner. I am excited to build relationships with other participants and start laying the groundwork to shift how the real estate and development industry views their role in the health of the populations who live, work and play in their projects.