Joe brings a unique perspective and extraordinary insight to his work on behalf of clients as senior project manager at White + Burke.

With more than 30 years’ experience working on both the public and private sides of land planning, corporate real estate development and real estate consulting, Joe brings a unique perspective and extraordinary insight to his work on behalf of clients as Senior Project Manager at White + Burke. Having worked for many years as a municipal planner and real estate director for a national retailer, Joe provides expert understanding and advice in analyzing and securing sites for development, deal-making, conducting market and trade area analysis, successfully navigating the permitting and approval process, and project management. He is extremely detail-oriented and results-driven. Joe truly understands both the “public” and “private” sides of real estate development and utilizes this in-depth knowledge to effectively meet our client’s needs.

Joe holds a Master of Urban Planning & Policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Before joining White + Burke, Joe held the position of Director of Real Estate for Bruegger’s Bagels, a 300+ unit fast-casual restaurant concept headquartered in Burlington, Vermont. He was responsible for managing the real estate holdings of the company in 25 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. His work included selecting, analyzing and securing sites for new restaurants, conducting market and trade area analyses, preparing and implementing corporate growth strategies, and working closely with design and construction to open new stores on time and within budget. Previously, as Director of Planning & Zoning for the City of South Burlington, Vermont, he provided land use planning expertise, oversaw the City’s permitting and approval process, and led many exciting and challenging projects in the City, including the development of design and development guidelines for the City’s long planned downtown City Center.

As a valued member of White + Burke’s Project Management Team, Joe has led many successful projects on behalf of clients ranging from securing a new hotel development in downtown St. Albans, Vermont to helping investors analyze financial feasibility of development projects to preparing a downtown development strategy for Newport, Vermont. Joe’s professional experience is perfectly suited for his work with clients to analyze the feasibility of multiple development sites, assemble and manage project teams, and find creative solutions for complicated development projects.

Joe is a strong supporter of the arts, having served for many years on the Board of Directors of Burlington City Arts. In his spare time, Joe enjoys skiing, winter and summer hiking, bicycling, kayaking, listening to live music, and watching soccer. Joe and his wife are happy empty-nesters living in Burlington.

Accreditations and Memberships

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, State of Vermont

CCIM Certification, Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute
International Council of Shopping Centers – Member

National Association of Realtors – Member
Vermont Association of Realtors – Member
Vermont Planners Association – Member

Community Involvement

Burlington City Arts – Past Member of Board of Directors
Burlington City Arts Foundation – Past Member of Board of Directors
Northern New England Chapter of the American Planning Association – Past President