Shawn was born and raised in Montreal, Canada and came to the United States on an athletic scholarship to play handball at The University of Memphis where they won the national championship in 1986. As a partner in the Memphis office he handles tenant representation, landlord representation and consulting assignments in the Mid-South region. He began his real estate career in 1987 and joined The Shopping Center Group in 2003. A 1985 graduate of the University of Memphis with an undergraduate degree in marketing and MBA in finance in 1986 with a concentration in real estate. Shawn has earned the following industry designations CCIM, CRX, CLS and ALC, served on numerous charitable and industry boards in the Mid-South and was a Co-Founder of The Memphis Business Academy and Memphis Stem Academy charter schools, a K-12 charter school network for at-risk children in the Memphis area. Shawn is incoming 2019 MAAR Memphis Area Association of Realtors Commercial Council President.
What to know
Shawn is passionate for education and in addition to the charter schools teaches in the graduate real estate program at The University of Memphis and sits on the MAAR Education Foundation board. He is married to Price Phillips and has a daughter Amanda and a son Matthew.