Erik Berntsen is the President of The Burrell Group and has been a long-time advisor to the founder, Daniel Burrell, his family, and related companies. For 10+ years, Mr. Berntsen has played a critical role in the company’s development, overseeing more than $1 billion in assets. In his role as President, Mr. Berntsen maintains the primary oversight role with respect to all projects undertaken by The Burrell Group. This extends to acquisitions of all real estate, including due diligence and financing thereof; development of data centers; management of natural materials businesses, multi-family housing, and student housing properties; and evaluation of any prospective sector or business in which the company may seek to involve itself. Mr. Berntsen’s role additionally encompasses an oversight of all investor relations and coordination of The Burrell Group’s core executive team.
In 2016, Mr. Berntsen became responsible for day-to-day operations for all holdings of Aspen Investment Partners. Prior to joining The Burrell Group, Mr. Berntsen was Director of both Operations and Sales for Starwood Resorts Worldwide. As operations lead, Mr. Berntsen was responsible for human resources, formulating new policies, and staff management. During his sales tenure, he implemented product marketing strategies, advertising campaigns, and sales promotions throughout the portfolio. As part of his role at Starwood, Mr. Berntsen oversaw all sales and marketing for properties in the Boston, D.C., Houston, and Los Angeles metropolitan markets during the period of their acquisition by Starwood.
Mr. Berntsen studied Hospitality Management in Zermatt, Switzerland, and he completed his studies at the University of Montana focusing on Business Management and International Commerce.