David is the president and founder of White + Burke and leads the development side of the firm.

With his encyclopedic knowledge of investment real estate and the development process, David tends to anticipate problems before they arise and develop a variety of possible solutions that range from conventional to inventive. He thrives on collaborating with colleagues from allied disciplines to develop creative solutions and meet clients’ goals.

Before founding White + Burke, David was vice president of Pomerleau Real Estate, following positions as the director of the Community Development Agency in Montpelier, VT and founding executive director of Montpelier on the Move, a non-profit downtown development organization. David has a Bachelor of Arts from Goddard College and a Master of Science in Community Economic Development from Southern New Hampshire University. He has lived in Vermont for more than 40 years.

David is a member of the Green Mountain Bicycle Club, races in weekly time trials, and completes several century (100-mile) rides each season. In the 2013–14 cyclocross season he finished in the top 15 nationally in his category age group. When he is not riding, David collects and restores vintage road bikes from the ’50s–’80s, follows the Formula 1 and Indy Car series, and traces the genealogy of both his and his wife’s families. In colder months he teaches snowboarding and is certified as a Level 2 instructor by the American Association of Snowboard Instructors.

Accreditations & Memberships

Counselor of Real Estate® (CRE®), American Society of Real Estate Counselors
CCIM Certification, Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute
Certified Shopping Center Manager (CSM), International Council of Shopping Centers
Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP), National Development Council
Licensed real estate broker, State of Vermont
Chittenden Commercial Real Estate Association – Member
National Association of Realtors – Member
Vermont Association of Realtors – Member
Vermont Planners Association – Member


American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure – 4-Year Team Captain
Spectrum Youth and Family Services – Past President of the Board of Directors
Vermont Community Development Association – Past President
Vermont Community Loan Fund – Founding Board Member & Past President