People - JANUARY 27, 2014

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Bob Burke, Metropolitan co-founder and managing director, retires

by Reg Clodfelter

T. Robert “Bob” Burke, cofounder and managing director at Metropolitan Real Estate, has retired from Metropolitan and has no intentions to start another business.

Burke has been with Metropolitan since he co-founded it alongside David Sherman and David Nasaw in 2002, but he has been an active participant in the industry for much longer.

After graduating from law school in 1967, Burke joined the law firm Morrison and Foerster as a real estate lawyer in 1970, and, from 1975 to 1984, Burke represented RREEF. It was in 1984 that Burke joined Douglas Abbey and Hamid Moghadam in cofounding AMB Property Corp., the major industrial property investment firm that merged with Prologis in 2011.

After the early success of AMB Property, Burke and his partners were not done, and they founded IHP Capital

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