Old Town developer Dave Burk has been named this year’s recipient of the Kansas CCIM Chapter/Wichita State University Center for Real Estate Lifetime Achievement Award.
The award is given annually to a Wichitan who has had a significant effect on commercial real estate or development in the Wichita area over a long period of time.
The Certified Commercial Investment Member chapter award will be formally presented to Burk at an awards lunch on Dec. 13 at WSU’s Marcus Welcome Center.
Burk is the founding developer of the Old Town Marketplace District, the retail and entertainment area on the eastern edge of downtown Wichita that more than 20 years ago was a largely industrial and warehouse district.
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He also has been a partner in the WaterWalk development and in Block 1, a block-wide redevelopment project on Douglas in downtown.
“We owe it to our community and our children to preserve and create an area which both celebrates our rich history and provides us with a uniquely Wichita destination to showcase our city,” Burk said in a news release issued by WSU’s real estate center Thursday.
Previous recipients of the award, now in its eighth year, include Colby Sandlian, Jack Hunt, George Ablah, Jack DeBoer, Nestor and Michael Weigand, Stephen Clark and Herb Krumsick.