Eric Burmeister, Executive Director

Eric Burmeister

Eric Burmeister came to the Polk County Housing Trust Fund in 2010 after a thirty year career in real estate development and finance. A graduate of Drake University Law School he has represented developers of notable commercial and residential redevelopment projects in the metro area, including, the historic Kirkwood Hotel, Brown Camp Lofts and the Newin Dairy Lofts.

Burmeister has a long history of involvement in the Des Moines community, serving in leadership positions with The Polk-Des Moines Taxpayers’ Association, The Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute and most recently on the Executive Committee and Board of Trustees of Grand View University where he also teaches part-time in the business department. He is interested and active in several Des Moines neighborhood associations and is currently serving on steering committees as a community representative for affordable housing issues.