Glenn A. Shannon

Vice Chairman

Glenn Shannon joined Shorenstein in 1994. After spending seven years heading the company’s New York office, he relocated to San Francisco to assume the role of president.  He became vice chairman in 2016 and participates in the strategic direction of the company as a member of its executive committee and in the company’s investment activities as a member of its investment committee.  As vice chairman, his responsibilities include overseeing the company’s Accounting, Human Resources, Information Technology, Risk Management, Property Management and Construction Services, and Operations functions.  In addition, Mr. Shannon serves as president of DWS Management Company LLC, a management company that supports and advises the Shorenstein family with respect to its overall business activities.

Prior to joining Shorenstein, Mr. Shannon worked for twelve years at the law firm of Shearman & Sterling LLP in New York in its Real Estate Group, the last four years as a partner.  At Shearman & Sterling, Mr. Shannon represented a wide range of domestic and international clients in acquisitions, sales, financings, joint ventures and leasing transactions.

Mr. Shannon is a member of the executive committee of the Bay Area Council; is a board member of the Lincoln Center Real Estate and Construction Council and the Committee on Jobs; and is a member of The Real Estate Roundtable, Urban Land Institute, and Lambda Alpha International.  Mr. Shannon is a co-chair of the Bay Area Council’s Workforce for the Future Committee, and of The Real Estate Roundtable Political Action Committee (REALPAC).  He also serves on the Advisory Board for Kinship Capital and the Real Assets Advisory Committee for Williams College.

Mr. Shannon is a board member of Aim High, a tuition-free summer school program for middle school students in underserved Bay Area communities, and of the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), an organization that advocates for and supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders.

Mr. Shannon graduated from Williams College with a B.A., and from University of Michigan Law School with a J.D.