President and Founder

David is the president and founder of White + Burke and leads the firm’s Advisory Services.

With his encyclopedic knowledge of investment real estate and the development process, David White tends to anticipate problems before they arise and develop a variety of possible solutions that range from conventional to inventive. He is known for his skills in financial analysis and creative structuring of public-private partnerships. 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 Master of Science in Community Economic Development from Southern New Hampshire University. He has lived in Vermont for more than 45 years.

David is a member of the Green Mountain Bicycle Club and 1K2go racing team, actively involved in masters-level road racing, time trials, and cyclocross. When he is not riding, David spends time with his family, collects and restores vintage road bikes from the ’50s–’80s, follows the Formula 1 series, and traces the genealogy of both his and his wife’s families. He is an avid snowboarder and is certified as a Level 2 instructor by the American Association of Snowboard Instructors.


Counselor of Real Estate® (CRE®), American Society of Real Estate Counselors
CCIM Certification, CCIM Institute
Certified Shopping Center Manager (CSM), Innovating Commerce Serving Communities (ICSC)
Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP), National Development Council
Certified Retail Real Estate Professional (CRRP), Innovating Commerce Serving Communities (ICSC)
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