Mark Burden, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Rim Corporation, co-founded the company in 1983 with his brother, Jim Burden. Twenty-six years later, the brothers have assembled a team of dedicated professionals who represent 10 master brands – and many more sub-brands – of hotels throughout the United States and Canada.
Skilled in negotiating acquisitions, mergers and joint ventures as well as financing and overseeing the firm’s growth, Mark has mastered the “art of the deal,” building the company’s portfolio to position Rim Hospitality as an industry leader committed to achieving top results for all stakeholders. Among the landmarks of his leadership is a proprietary, state-of-the-art software system unique to the hotel industry in its ability to provide comprehensive real-time data and monitor critical operations such as guest service scores, expenses, accounts receivable and more. Such advances show up in the bottom line for property owners.
Prior to founding The Rim Corporation, Mark was General Partner and Contractor for Fourth Leaf Developers, an industrial complex construction firm, and was a Regional Representative for Cessna Finance Corporation.
Mark Burden is a frequent guest speaker at hotel industry conferences and leadership panels. He is honored to sit on the Board of the American Hotel & Lodging Association, as well as the Marriott Courtyard Advisory Board. He has served with many hotel and real estate associations as well as volunteer organizations including Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Stanislaus County, the Center for Human Services, Modesto Symphony Orchestra Board, and the Memorial Hospital Foundation. He was a proud recipient of the United Way Leadership Award.
With his wife, Joy, Mark has two daughters, Alexandria and Hillary. Time away from the office finds him indulging his passions for golf and travel as well as reading or gardening.
Rim Hospitality is a leading hotel management company with nearly 30 years of experience operating hotels throughout the US. Their portfolio includes over 90 hotels in 19 states, totaling approximately 13,000 rooms. Rim Corporate headquarters are located in Newport Beach, with Executive offices in Modesto and additional offices in Dallas and Washington DC.
Since 1983, Rim Hospitality has provided complete hotel management, in addition to offering full construction and receivership services. Both divisions are fully staffed with dedicated professionals having a combined total of 200 + years of experience. The Company was built on a strong foundation of exceptional people, an infrastructure second to none, and state-of-the-art systems and programs that are the best in the industry, earning them a reputation as an industry leader and a preferred management choice to major brands.
Rim also sources and sponsors a significant number of qualified acquisition opportunities to their network of investment groups. The company has engaged in the acquisition, repositioning, and management of many full-service and select service hotels.
For more information visit www.rimhospitality.com.
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