Glenn Shannon began his professional career in 1981 when he joined the law firm of Shearman & Sterling LLP in New York City. From 1981 through 1993, Glenn practiced in the firm’s Real Estate Group, the last four years as a partner, representing a wide range of domestic and international clients in acquisitions, sales, financings, joint ventures, and leasing transactions.
In 1994, Glenn joined Shorenstein Company, a private owner and operator of high-quality commercial properties across the United States, as the head of the company’s New York office. He relocated to San Francisco in 2001 to assume the role of president, leading the company’s operations, equity fund raising and organizational development. Glenn became a vice chairman of the company in 2016, serving in that role until his retirement in 2022. As vice chairman, he continued to participate in the company’s real estate investment activities as a member of its investment committee and oversaw the management company that functions as the Shorenstein family office.
Glenn serves on the advisory board for Kinship Capital and for Carmel Partners and serves as an independent non-executive director for The Addax and Oryx Group LLC.
Glenn graduated from Williams College with a B.A., and from University of Michigan Law School with a