Retail Leasing Specialist
Sean is a 25-year real estate industry veteran. Before starting S.T. Burke Retail Partners and working with Douglas Development, Sean served as senior vice president of leasing at Bedrock Real Estate Services, working with the Bedrock team to continue to attract office tenants and “distinct and significant retail” to downtown Detroit.
Before joining Bedrock, Burke was vice president of Philadelphia-based McDevitt Co., a retail brokerage firm specializing in helping industry-leading lifestyle retailers and emerging concepts to develop and execute regional, national and international expansion plans.
At McDevitt, which also has offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, Amsterdam and London, Burke oversaw strategic planning and new store development in the eastern U.S., Europe and Canada for retailers including Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Free People, Terrain, Steven Alan, Carhartt, Calypso St. Barth and Paper Source.
Prior to joining McDevitt, he was senior director of real estate for DSW Shoes, responsible for new store development and strategic planning in the northeast U.S.
He also worked as regional real estate director for Gap Inc.’s mid-Atlantic office where he oversaw all components of real estate operations and new store development for Gap, Old Navy, and Banana Republic.
Sean holds a bachelor’s of business administration degree in finance and accounting from Villanova University.