W. Cotton BurdenW. Cotton Burden

Cotton Burden is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Burden Incorporated. He 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 a flight crewman 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 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 law practice as he assumed 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 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
Chief Real Estate Investment Officer/ Managing Broker

Keith Burden is a Principal of Burden Incorporated, its Chief Real Estate Investment Officer, and its Managing Broker.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 (Currently Cassidy Turley/Fuller Real Estate) in Denver, Colorado in 2003. While at Fuller Real Estate, he was involved in the sale of over $50 million worth 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
Chief Financial Officer

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 15 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 and the Acting Treasurer for the Longmont Theatre Company.