W. Cotton BurdenW. Cotton Burden

Cotton Burden is a Principal and serves as Burden Incorporated’s president. He is primarily responsible for directing the firm’s overall development and investment objectives.

Cotton has been a Boulder County, Colorado resident since 1963. He was matriculated at the University of Colorado in August, 1971. In February, 1972 Cotton enlisted in the United States Navy. He served as an aircrewman at various Pacific duty stations and was awarded the Viet Nam service medal. He was honorably discharged from active duty in December, 1975. Cotton graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, from the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business in 1978. He received his law degree from the University Of Colorado School Of Law in 1981. During law school Cotton obtained a Colorado real estate broker’s license. He worked part time as a salesman and broker while a law student.

Cotton was in the active, private practice of law from 1981 to 1994, at which time he wound down his independent law practice to assume the responsibilities for accumulating and managing his family’s portfolio of properties. His law practice emphasized business and real estate transactions. He has served as the co-chair of the Business and Banking Section of the Boulder County Bar Association. Cotton maintains his license to practice law and, in addition to his other responsibilities, serves as in-house counsel to Burden Incorporated.

Cotton has served on advisory committees and expert panels concerning the economic vitality and the state of real estate markets in the communities of Boulder, Longmont, and Niwot, Colorado.

Keith E. BurdenKeith E. Burden
Keith Burden is a Principal of Burden Incorporated, its Managing Broker. He is primarily responsible for Burden Incorporated’s real estate investment and development activities and was most recently the project manager on Burden Incorporated’s successful Roosevelt Park Apartment’s project in Downtown Longmont.
Keith graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Business from Santa Clara University located in the Silicon Valley area of California in 2002. He was a scholarship athlete at Santa Clara University and was a member of the men’s Division I soccer team that played in two national semi-final games and one national final game.


Keith began working as a commercial real estate broker with Fuller Real Estate (Now DZT Commercial Real Estate) in Denver, Colorado in 2003. While at Fuller Real Estate, he was involved in the sale of multi-family, office and retail properties. In 2005, Keith was named the #1 Young Broker of the Year by the Denver Metropolitan Commercial Association of Realtors (DMCAR) and the Denver Business Journal (DBJ). In 2005 and 2006 he was also named one of Denver’s Top Ten Investment Brokers by DMCAR and the DBJ.

Joseph PerrottoJoseph Perrotto
Vice President
Joseph Perrotto is a Principal of Burden Incorporated and its Chief Financial Officer. He is also a licensed Colorado Real Estate Broker. Joseph graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Arts from Union College in Schenectady, NY in 1995. He received his MBA from Northeastern University’s Graduate School of Business Administration in 2000. Over the past 20 years, Joseph has worked in finance in a variety of Fortune 500 and Fortune 1,000 service related companies. In the 10 years prior to joining Burden Incorporated, he managed, led, and fiscally turned around organizations within the healthcare industry in Massachusetts and Florida through his positions as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance. Joseph is a member of the Board of Directors of the Longmont Downtown Development Authority.