OUR HISTORY

The Burrell Group (the “Company”) was formed in 2007 by Founder and Executive Chairman, Daniel C. Burrell. It serves as the holding company for a consortium of individual business interests in the following sectors: aviation, medical education and health care technology, financial services, security and life safety systems, commercial and residential real estate, food services, hospitality, and natural resources.

As its first initiative in 2007, Mr. Burrell and the Company served as Principal and Managing Member of the Rosemont Co-Investment Fund, a vehicle that invested in minority positions alongside institutional private equity partners such as The Blackstone Group, Texas Pacific Group, The Carlyle Group, Bain Capital, KKR, Oppenheimer & Co., Natural Gas Partners, as well as others. The Rosemont Co-Investment Fund participated in transactions across a variety of sectors and, with approximately $200 million in assets under management (“AUM”), developed a diversified portfolio in the semiconductor space, distressed debt, manufacturing of specialty defense and aviation products, as well as medical technology.
In early 2008, Mr. Burrell and the Company successfully launched a second actively managed investment vehicle named the Rosemont Credit Opportunities Fund, a fixed income product designed to purchase assets through the Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility Program (the “TALF”). The TALF was created by the U.S. Federal Reserve to spur consumer credit lending and help jumpstart the economy during the 2007-2009 financial crisis and supported the issuance of asset-backed securities collateralized by student loans, auto loans, credit card loans, and loans guaranteed by the Small Business Administration. In his role as Principal, Managing Director and Co-Chief Investment Officer, Mr. Burrell acquired and managed over $2 billion in AUM through the Rosemont Credit Opportunities Fund.
In late 2009, Mr. Burrell and the Company formed Rosemont Realty. As Chairman and CEO from 2009-2015, Mr. Burrell led the development of the business from inception until its sale in 2015 to Sino Ocean Land (SEHK: 3377), a leading publicly traded commercial real estate investment company based in Hong Kong. Under Mr. Burrell’s leadership, Rosemont Realty grew to an enterprise value of approximately $3.5 billion, with assets located primarily in the mountain west, southeast and southwest United States. Over Mr. Burrell’s nearly 6-year tenure at the company, Rosemont Realty acquired and managed over 17 million square feet of commercial and residential property through a vertically integrated structure that comprised in-house leasing, project financing, property management, compliance, reporting and back-office support systems. The company currently operates under the name of Gemini-Rosemont Realty.
 Upon the sale of Rosemont Realty, Mr. Burrell and the Company formed a new commercial and residential real estate division focused on construction projects in medical education infrastructure, student housing, data centers, multi-family apartments, as well as aviation related storage and warehouse facilities. The residential business of The Burrell Group operates under the name of Roaring Fork Realty and the commercial under Highlands Property Group. Information regarding recent projects can be found on The Burrell Group website.
In 2013, Mr. Burrell and the Company formed West Coast Aggregate, a silica quarry operation that services the markets of Nevada and California. The company’s core product lines are in industrial grade glass, cement fillers, stucco, mortars, roofing shingles, asphalt, and metal castings. In early 2009, the Company also began the development of a second quarry, operating under the name of Orogrande Garnet Co. It produces specialized blasting and cutting materials for end users primarily in the Gulf Coast region. The intended uses of these “abrasive” materials are for water jet cutting and filtration, surface cleaning powders, industrial grade glass production and other uses.
In 2013, Mr. Burrell and the Company entered into the higher education space with the founding of the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine (“BCOM”), located in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Mr. Burrell served as Co-Founder, Executive Chairman and Budget Committee Chairman of BCOM from 2013 until 2020. BCOM operates as a “first-of-its-kind” model in the field of osteopathic medical education. In 2020, BCOM had the distinction of graduating its first cohort of 162 medical students and received full accreditation status from the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (“COCA”), as well as from the United States Department of Education (“USDOE”).
In 2016, Mr. Burrell and the Company launched the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (“ICOM”) in furtherance of its efforts to serve the medical needs of the mountain west and contiguous Rocky Mountain states. ICOM operates under a similar public-private partnership model to BCOM through its affiliation with Idaho State University. ICOM will graduate its initial cohort of medical students in May 2022 and at that time receive full accreditation status from the COCA, as well as the USDOE.
While BCOM and ICOM are separate and distinct institutions of higher learning, they do have a shared mission that, among other things, is focused on addressing nationwide doctor shortages and the development of graduate medical education programs (“GME”). The Burrell Group is proud to work alongside a broad range of partners, including Rice Management Company, the Texas Pacific Group, local and regional hospital systems, community and non-profit organizations, as well as a broad donor network, to support its medical education initiatives.
In early 2019, The Burrell Group entered into a joint venture structure with Proguard Protection Services and Allied Security Group, both of which have a 30-year history and support thousands of clients in the mountain west region of the United States. Proguard Protection Services and Allied Security Group specialize in the design, installation, monitoring, and servicing of security, environmental devices, fire alarm, CCTV, and door access systems for both residential and commercial properties. Proguard and Allied also provide security solutions to The Burrell Aviation Group, Roaring Fork Realty and Highlands Property Group.
In mid-2019, The Burrell Group established a presence in the food services business La Frontera Hospitality provides food services to public/private colleges and universities. The most recent addition to La Frontera’s portfolio is Dallas Baptist University, an educational institution with more than 4,700 students. La Frontera’s program includes residential dining in traditional cafeteria, on-campus areas, as well as multiple retail locations in partnership with high-profile, national brands. Additionally, La Frontera offers catering at college and university locations for events such as donor relations and social engagements on campus, as well as recreational events and sports concessions.
Also in in hospitality sector through Shaka Beach Retreat. Shaka Beach Retreat is an all-inclusive outdoor activity-based resort in Costa Rica. Located in the Playa Hermosa neighborhood of Northern Santa Teresa, Shaka offers guests surf instruction, yoga, hiking, and numerous other beach activities, along with world-class accommodations and 5-star cuisine prepared by their award-winning private chef. Shaka’s spacious villas and flats provide direct access to the beach and beautiful panoramas of Santa Teresa. Shaka is currently listed as #2 of all hotels in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica based on its TripAdvisor rating.
In late 2019, Mr. Burrell and the Company formed The Burrell Aviation Group (“Burrell Aviation”). Burrell Aviation is focused on meeting the growing demand for air cargo, freight and logistics solutions in the continental United States, Mexico, and Canada. Through a public-private partnership model involving federal, state, and local government, Burrell Aviation is in the process of repositioning regional and municipal airports that have been historically underutilized and currently operate outside of North America’s core supply chain. By bringing such airfield locations into the mainstream commercial network, Burrell Aviation provides a convenient, flexible, and cost-efficient alternative to major hub locations, where freight carriers are currently experiencing rapidly escalating price structures and congestion, delayed delivery times, as well as other inefficiencies. To meet the needs of its customers, Burrell Aviation enters into long-term leases, typically 30 to 50 years, with municipally owned airports. In coordination with Burrell Aviation, these municipalities are dedicated to improving their airport infrastructure to accommodate a broad range of tenants through a sublease agreement structure. The company also manages the construction of “build-to-suit” facilities to satisfy each client’s specific needs.
In late 2019, as a related transaction to the Company’s aviation and real estate strategies, The Burrell Group acquired CW Earthworx, a Florida-based general contracting firm that specializes in construction, earth-moving, and utilities development. CW Earthworx has a growing fleet of heavy equipment to support the Company’s construction related needs, as well as a qualified team of professionals capable of executing on the Company’s long-term development objectives.
In early 2020, Mr. Burrell and the Company formed Burrell Behavioral Health to expand their reach into technology dependency, medical education and tele-medicine.  Burrell Behavioral Health operates Counterpoise and Counterpoise Education to provide therapeutic treatment and academic programming in the growing field of study related to technology dependency among adolescents and young adults who have been adversely affected by an overreliance on “screen time.”
Intermittent reinforcement patterns triggered by digital technology overload the reward centers of the brain, causing addictive-type behaviors among high-volume users of devices. Burrell Behavioral Health formed Counterpoise to address these negative effects through an inpatient and outpatient approach. The four core programs of Counterpoise – Enhance, Evoke, Emerge, and Engage – each rely on evidence-based treatment modalities to provide young adults with the tools necessary to balance technology with, among other things, an appreciation for education, nature, spirituality, practical knowledge, nutrition, exercise, interpersonal connection, and the great outdoors. For the inpatient portion of Counterpoise’s programming, The Burrell Group has acquired multiple independent and pristine wilderness properties in Vero Beach, Florida, Aspen, Colorado, and Taos, New Mexico and is developing retreat centers at each of these sites.
Counterpoise Education was created for the purpose of developing graduate medical education programs in the field of technology dependency. Despite the magnitude of this societal issue, and its impact on the population at large, there are few established professional degree programs available to clinicians at the university or college level in the United States that are focused specifically on technology dependency. Through its leadership in this critically-needed area of behavioral health, Counterpoise Education is fast becoming the natural conduit for academic training. The company’s mission is to bridge the existing “treatment gap” and create an emerging class of licensed therapists who can treat the addictive properties related to an overreliance on digital devices.
In addition to Counterpoise and Counterpoise Education, Burrell Behavioral Health operates Counterpoise+.  This company was formed to expand Burrell Behavioral Health’s tele-health platform by providing virtual therapeutic service in trauma and PTSD support, stress and anxiety management (including post-COVID and employment-related), depression treatment (including post-partum and menopausal), family therapy, marriage counseling, weight management, gambling and sex addiction treatment, and dual diagnosis assistance, among other areas. Counterpoise+ is based on a monthly subscription model that provides a broader range of clients with specialized programming and treatment services that are affordable, flexible and provide privacy.
Finally, through its non-profit, The Aspen Research Center for Technology Dependency, Burrell Behavioral Health is creating a platform for valuable research in coordination with digital companies and other dedicated organizations in the field of technology dependency to create global awareness of this profound and widespread behavioral trend.