About us

Burns was established in 1971 as a family run business, focused on the sale of hotels and holiday apartments in the Bournemouth conurbation. In 1982 the business acquired a residential block management portfolio and diversified into the field of property management. Our residential block management department is now one of the largest on the south coast, providing both residential and commercial management services to our clients.

In 1990 our lettings department was formed to provide a symbiotic arm to service the let units within our managed portfolio, to ensure the quality of tenants and the proper management of the units in these buildings.

Our lettings service now covers single ownership landlords or those with multiple properties. In 1998 our residential sales department was launched, again initially to support the sale of property within our managed and let portfolios.

Caroline Kelleway, being the sole remaining family member has headed the company since 1995 and is supported by a strong board of knowledgeable qualified directors, each having allocated areas of responsibility within the business.

In 2019 Hamilton Townsend was acquired to bring a stronger commercial management focus to the business and now trades as Burns Hamilton.