Jason Burk, CCIM, is a commercial real estate veteran who has been in the industry since 1999. He has multi-faceted experience in both development and brokerage. Closing over $80 million in career transactions, Jason’s focus is retail/restaurant representation, site location, and shopping center investment sales. Jason also lends his expertise to corporate office transactions, distressed (bank-owned) properties, and the needs of investors and institutions. His Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation means that he has completed advanced coursework in financial, market, and investment analysis, in addition to negotiation.
Jason began his commercial real estate career with Landex, Inc. in Charlotte, NC, working on a project anchored by Concord Mills Mall. He continued with Alliance Development Group, also out of Charlotte, developing single-tenant restaurant projects. In 2009, Jason’s Asheville work focused on the sales, leasing and disposition of distressed assets with Whitney Commercial Real Estate. He joined the executive team at Biltmore Farms in 2014 as the Director of Leasing, handling leasing transactions on over 1.6 million square feet of retail and office space, including Biltmore Park Town Square - an award-winning mixed-use project. He was also involved in strategic planning for 3,000 acres of the company’s holdings.
Jason’s service and community involvement includes time as a Board Member of the Black Mountain Chamber, a Deacon and Youth leader at Christ Community Church, Leadership Asheville, a Volunteer at RHA Neil Dobbins Center, and The Swannanoa Valley Medical Center Board.
Jason’s return to Whitney Commercial Real Estate in 2017 continues to build on some of his past highlights, which include:
• SAW Softmill: 9,315 Square Foot lease of Class A office space at 30 Town Square Blvd.
• Regal Theatre 15: 56,979 Square Feet; deal included a renewal, extension and
$5 million renovation
• 45 South French Broad: Represented, seller, buyer, landlord and tenants in $2 million
• 140 Vista Industrial Blvd.: $2.7 million sale to manufacturer, and later $3 million sale
Originally from South Carolina, he and his wife, Hope, and children, Laila and Jack Wesley, moved to Black Mountain in 2009. He enjoys backpacking, fishing, and boating with his family.
"Jason was great to work with. In our first commercial real estate experience, Blue Ridge Treks needed patience and expertise - we received exactly that! Thanks Jason!" - Joe Early