Our Founder & History

William “Bill” Burke laid the groundwork for Burke Real Estate Group when he co-founded Ashwill-Burke Company in 1968. The original 2-man firm grew to become California’s third largest brokerage company with 15 offices and a staff of 600 throughout California.

By the late 1970s, Bill began developing and managing a portfolio of investment properties; and by 1982 he and his son, Brian Burke, co-founded Burke Real Estate Group.

Today, Burke’s development portfolio includes over 7 million square feet among more than 550 buildings, and the property management portfolio oversees approximately 3 million square feet among over 1200 tenants.

Our People