General Manager, Seattle Central Business District
“Delivering extraordinary results for property owners is a cornerstone of our culture at Urban Renaissance Group. While we celebrate our successes, we never lose sight of this endeavor and approach every investment, project, tenant meeting and lease negotiation with this goal in mind.”
As General Manager at Urban Renaissance Group, Shawn Jackson oversees a business unit that contains virtually one million square feet of office and retail space. Mr. Jackson‘s primary responsibilities include liaising with owners, managing significant capital projects, operations and leasing.
With more than 30 years of commercial real estate experience, Mr. Jackson has held significant positions at some of the most prominent real estate firms in Seattle. Formerly serving as Director at the Hanover Company, Mr. Jackson was charged with the acquisition of strategic development opportunities throughout the Northwest, including the Seattle and Portland markets. Prior to that, Mr. Jackson was a Senior Director at Equity Office Properties Trust (EOP), which was the largest owner of commercial office buildings in the United States at the time. During his tenure at EOP, Mr. Jackson completed hundreds of real estate transactions valued at more than 100 million, including participating in the largest transaction of 2006, which ultimately won the National Association of Industrial & Office Properties (NAIOP) prestigious “Deal of the Year” award. Mr. Jackson worked on many trophy properties in Seattle’s central business district while at EOP including Wells Fargo Center, Safeco Plaza, 1111 Third Avenue and 1201 Third Avenue. Prior to his time at EOP, Mr. Jackson was Vice President at the Benaroya Capital Company, and was also a member of the development team for the Metropolitan Park North Tower project.
Mr. Jackson holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Idaho, as well as a Real Property Administrator’s designation from the Building Owners Management Association (BOMA) International. Mr. Jackson is currently a member of the BOMA Board and is a past member of NAIOP.