Mr. Burkert joined Cedar Realty Trust in June of 2013 as Vice President of Development & Construction and currently serves as Senior Vice President Emeritus. Charles has more than 30 years of diversified construction and real estate experience. Before joining Cedar, Charles was senior vice president of construction for Brixmor and its legacy companies, Centro Properties and New Plan Excel Realty Trust, a position he held for 12 years. Prior to joining New Plan, Charles served as director of construction for Rosen Associates in Jericho, NY. Charles is active in ICSC and served on the Centerbuild Planning Committee for many years. He was also a member of the retail industry steering group that developed the Certified Development, Design & Construction Professional (“CDP”) certification exam. Charles received his B.A. from Harvard University and a Masters in Real Estate from MIT.