Words to Live By…

“Choose a job you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life” ----Confucius

Peter Burke

Senior VP of Construction & Capital Expenditures

Pete joined Sandpiper in May 2023 and is responsible for all new hotel construction projects along with coordinating all Capital Expenditures and PIP’s /Renovations for existing hotels. Prior to Sandpiper, Pete most recently spent 17 years as the Director of Facilities and Engineering for Gold Key/ PHR Hotels and Resorts based in Virginia Beach, VA and was instrumental in the completion of the Cavalier Resort Complex on the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. Throughout those 17 years, Pete was involved in the construction and renovations to multiple hotels and timeshare properties as well as several mixed-use retail locations, apartments, warehouse, central laundry facility, and IT Data Centers, along with multiple restaurants.

Pete is a US military veteran, having served as a Naval Officer on several Amphibious Ships, a member of Naval Special Warfare and a did a tour of duty in the Pentagon. When not working, Pete spends time with his wife of 30 years, two sons, and his “girl”, a Fox Red Labrador named Rosie. Pete is the former President of the International Facility Management Association in SE Virginia as well as the former Prior for the Knights Templar (SMOTJ) in SE Virginia.

More About Peter


Bowie, Maryland but currently lives in Virginia Beach, Virginia


A graduate of Villanova University (BA) and Troy University (MSM). Professional designations: CHFE (Certified Hospitality Facility Executive), FMA (Facility Management Administrator) and FMP (Facility Management Professional)


Treating people how you would want to be treated. Provide them with services, goods and attitudes that would make you happy.

When I’m NOT WORKING, I am…

always trying to stay productive by doing landscaping, gardening (I grow my own red maples and palm trees), being the neighborhood handyman everyone calls, or using my smoker to cook meat and make amazing jerky

Favorite TEAMS

Villanova Wildcats, Washington Commanders and the Washington Capitals

First J.O.B.

Home bike delivery of the Washington Post – Sundays sucked!