Kirby Burkholder joined IFF in 2001 as a manager working on real estate consulting projects in the Chicago area, where his projects ranged from discreet consulting reports to $38 million development projects. From 2007-2013, Mr. Burkholder served as Executive Director of IFF’s St. Louis office, where the loan portfolio grew to more than $75 million under his direction. No stranger to building new IFF territories, he relocated to Detroit in December 2013 to lead IFF’s expansion into Michigan and Ohio. As IFF Vice President and Executive Director of the Eastern Region, Mr. Burkholder grew the Detroit office to 14 FTEs providing the full-range of IFF services.
From 2017-2022, Mr. Burkholder served as President of IFF’s Social Impact Accelerator, managing IFF’s research and evaluation practice, talent management, and proactive real estate development efforts, as well as special teams focused on transforming sectors such as early childhood education, schools, and housing for people with disabilities.
In June 2022, Mr. Burkholder was appointed President of Core Business Solutions and now leads IFF’s lending, real estate consulting, and development services across the Midwest.
Previously, Burkholder served as a commercial development manager with The Resurrection Project in Chicago and earned his master’s in urban planning from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He currently serves on the executive committee for the National Children Facilities Network.