EVP, General Counsel & Associate Broker
Shawn serves as EVP, General Counsel & Associate Broker, and in that role, oversees business development, commercial real estate, business sales, recruitment and legal affairs for Nebraska Realty. He has been affiliated with the firm for over 15 years as a broker and over 5 years on staff. Shawn brings over 28 years of business experience to NR, and his areas of expertise include real estate, finance, law, operations, human resources, insurance, and information technology. Shawn started his career in banking, and after obtaining his MBA and law degrees, he became a partner in the law firm of Downing Alexander Wood & Ilg. He next co-founded CoSentry, a data center and disaster recovery firm with multiple facilities in the Midwest. Shawn has handled over $400 million worth of real estate and business sale transactions. He has helped numerous start-ups as an attorney, partner, and/or participant and knows what it takes to take companies to the next level. Shawn has always been active in the community, and most of his time has been spent with Nebraska Leadership Seminar, a non-profit group that conducts leadership and business programs for high school students. He and his wife, Anna, have four kids ranging in age from 9 to 21, and they enjoy travelling, sports, and various collectibles.