Real Property Consultant, Burke Consulting – Self Employed 2014-Present
Works for Appraisal Management Companies on fee appraisal assignments focused on residential properties in the Skagit and Whatcom county areas. A member of Bellingham SCORE assisting small business owners on how to write a business plan and get their business off the ground. Serves on the Whatcom County Board of Equalization as an alternate board member and provides technical assistance to a number of land trust in the Skagit county area.
Real Property Agent, King County – Facilities Management Division 2010-2014
Addresses complex matters of real property ownership and real estate law in the effort of providing final permit approval to the applicant's. Clarifies to applicants on all matters relating to; franchises, special use permits, transportation permits and right-of-away utility permits within the jurisdiction of King County. Effectively communicates and manages the permitting process working closely with utility inspectors in the King County Roads division. Understands road easements and access rights in order to advise all parties of the legal foundation to which a utility project is to be permitted.
Property Acquisition Specialist, City of Bellingham – Design & Development Division 2007-2009
Negotiated and assembled several due diligence packages for approval by city Council. Wrote and received community block funding for the assembly of key land acquisitions in the Birchwood neighborhood of Bellingham. Spearheaded many urban renewal projects and reviewed all aspects of land acquisitions from start to finish in critical areas lacking open space.
Appraiser, Whatcom County – Assessor’s Office 2003-2007
Determine the value of thousands of real property parcels in Whatcom County for the purpose of property taxation. Made recommendations and provided testimony to the Board of equalization and to the state on values of properties within the county.
Real Property Consultant, Burke Consulting – Self Employed 2001-2003
Provided comprehensive services to the following clients; universal field services, Whalen Company, Kensington Apartments in northern appraisal services. Tackled matters right away issues for clients looking to install gas and power services for a local area utility company. Served clients needing property management services in the Capitol Hill area of Seattle, worked as their on-site property manager handling all aspects of this multifamily property. Successfully issued and completed for many applications and leasing agreements for a wireless company looking to provide comprehensive turnkey services to a array of telecommunications companies looking to expand service improvements in the Washington state and Oregon markets.
Project Administrator, King County, Department of Natural Resources 1999-2001
Assisted project teams in the development of land-use rights for the installment and enhancement of wastewater infrastructure such as pump stations, bypass systems and facility upgrades. Work with engineers to assemble permit applications by communicating the needs of the agency issuing the permit to project team members. Negotiated easements for wastewater infrastructure and managed land acquisitions with project team assistance.
John Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 1996-1998
M.S., Masters of Science Business
Radford University, Radford, Virginia 1988-1992
B.B.A., Bachelors of Business Administration