Every project should be playful in conception, heartfelt in vision, and serious in execution. Burke LaTour Dern marries operational and ownership experience with stakeholder objectives, and a comprehensive approach to developing and implementing a successful operating strategy.


Burke LaTour Dern has the necessary expertise to manage a project’s financial assessment, design direction, strategic development, and talent acquisition. Bob Burke and Tom LaTour have served as Chief Executives at major restaurant companies, learning and honing their astute operating skills through successful trials by fire. John Dern has been an executive at several financial investment companies that serviced the hospitality sector in the San Francisco bay area. Carrie Dern has been an executive in the real estate asset management industry, working with institutional as well as not-for-profit clientele. Together, the partners offer operations support, systems and procedures analysis, management team assessment, hospitality leadership recruitment, and restaurant technology development.

  • Broker Relations
  • Hospitality Leadership Recruitment
  • Lease Analysis & Negotiations
  • Management Team Assessment
  • Operations Support
  • Restaurant Technology
  • Space Review and Programming
  • Systems & Procedures