Virginia Beach, Va. – June 4, 2024 – Divaris Real Estate announced the acquisition of S.T. Burke Retail Partners, a renowned national retail tenant representation and corporate services company which was established in 2014. Alongside this acquisition, Divaris welcomed Sean Burke, the founder of S.T. Burke Retail Partners, as its new Principal, National Retail Markets and Retail Corporate Services.

Sean Burke brings to Divaris a distinguished career with decades of experience working for and representing some of the most admired retailers in the United States, including Punch Bowl Social, Wagamama, Voicebox Karaoke, Paladar Latin Kitchen, Bomba Taco Bar, Tin Shop Restaurant Group, Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, DSW, Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Free People, Terrain, Carhartt, and Paper Source. His expertise extends to revitalizing urban centers, as seen in his work with Bedrock Real Estate in the revival of downtown Detroit. He also served with Douglas Development in the Mid-Atlantic region in heading up the leasing of their retail portfolio.

In his new role, Burke will be based in Philadelphia, supporting Divaris’ agents across all locations and working with Divaris’ Realty Resources affiliates nationwide. S.T. Burke will also work alongside The McGarey Group, another Divaris Company in the execution of its national projects. His responsibilities will encompass national retail tenant representation and the delivery of comprehensive corporate services to national retailers and restaurants. These services include store deployment strategies, lease administration and renewals, facility management, planning and construction, budgeting and reconciliations, distribution center logistics, store dispositions, and managing surplus real estate.

“Sean’s extensive track record and depth of industry knowledge make him an invaluable addition to our retail platform and experienced landlord and tenant teams,” said Gerald Divaris, Chairman and CEO of the Divaris Group. “His leadership will play an important role in our continued expansion and enhancement of services throughout the U.S. by focusing his talents and the resources of the Divaris Group in the retail sector.”


Divaris Real Estate, Inc. is headquartered in Virginia Beach, Va. with offices in Newport News, Norfolk, Richmond and Roanoke, Va.; Charlotte and Raleigh, N.C.; Beverly Hills, Calif.; and Washington, DC. Divaris Real Estate and Divaris Property Management Corp. are divisions of The Divaris Group, an international fully integrated real estate services, brokerage, and property management company that currently manages and/or leases over 40 million square feet of prime office, retail, and industrial space throughout the US. The Divaris Group includes Divaris Real Estate, Divaris Property Management and the McGarey Group, a national real estate advisory company operating throughout the country.

Gerald S. Divaris is Chairman of the Board and CEO, Michael B. Divaris is President and Tony Divaris is Chief Operating Officer of the Divaris Group.

Divaris Real Estate is a member of Realty Resources, a national group of independent retail property brokers and managers, covering 91 major markets throughout the U.S. DRE is also the Virginia affiliate for The CORE Network,  a national group of office and industrial brokers. These organizations represent corporate and institutional clients, tenants, and buyers in all aspects of leasing, development, management, sales and acquisitions.