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In a strategic and expansionary move, SVN | J. Beard Real Estate has launched a specialized land division with a satellite office in Montgomery, TX, at 16955 Walden Rd., suite 121. Leading the new Land Advisory Team are recent additions Joe Burke and Robert Whitaker.
In their roles as Senior Advisors and Team Leaders, Burke and Whitaker will serve and promote the emerging markets of Central East Texas. Utilizing their experience, expert market knowledge, and wide range of resources they will assist landowners by presenting comprehensive strategies and tailor-made solutions for their land portfolios.
“We are excited to elevate our firm’s land services capabilities through the establishment of a dedicated division and advisory team. With this new addition, our firm is strategically positioned to respond to the considerable population, economic, and developmental growth seen in the emerging markets between Greater Houston and Central Texas,” said Jeff Beard, CCIM, Managing Director of SVN | J. Beard Real Estate. “Joe and Rob possess a wealth of knowledge and experience in land commercial real estate and are devoted to effectively leading and developing our new team and serving our clients.”
Joe Burke specializes in the acquisition and disposition of land in emerging markets. He provides objective counsel to landowners, valuation, negotiations, key entitlement steps, marketing and positioning for disposition and development, tax strategy, as well as forming joint ventures and development agreements. Burke is a retired Marine Corps Officer, having served 20 years building and leading teams.
Robert Whitaker is a renowned figure in Greater Houston’s real estate scene, possessing several decades of experience in land brokerage and development. Leveraging his extensive experience with large land tracts, he specializes in the appraisal and disposition of investment acreage and farm and ranch property. Whitaker capitalizes on his deep roots in the Greater Houston area to provide his clients with expert market knowledge and exclusive opportunities.
About SVN | J. Beard Real Estate
SVN | J. Beard Real Estate is an independently owned and operated SVN® office located in The Woodlands, Texas. The SVN® brand is a globally recognized commercial real estate entity united by a shared vision of creating value for clients, colleagues, and communities. Currently, SVN comprises over 2,000 advisors and staff working in more than 200 offices across the globe. SVN’s brand pillars represent the transparency, innovation and inclusivity that enable all our advisors to collaborate effectively with the entire real estate industry on behalf of our clients. SVN’s unique Shared Value Network® is just one of the many ways that SVN Advisors create outsized value for all stakeholders. For more information, visit

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