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Carolyn Shears


Senior Vice President

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Professional Summary

Carolyn Shears specializes in tenant representation and investment sales in Central Virginia. She advocates for and advises her clients through the complexities of real estate lease and sale transactions. Since 2007, she has been a Senior Vice President with the firm, and prior to that time she was the principal broker of her own commercial real estate firm.

Carolyn’s clients benefit from her market knowledge and expertise gained over the course of her extensive career which spans over thirty years. Carolyn is able to leverage her experience to attain the best possible outcome for her clients, whether that be keen negotiating to achieve cost savings for her corporate clients or finding the ideal location in spite of a market with limited inventory. She has assisted numerous Charlottesville-based companies with commercial real estate requirements in multiple markets--both domestic and international locations.

Focusing on investment sales enables her to parlay her over ten years of commercial real estate appraisal background in to a concrete asset that her investor clients have come to depend upon. She works hard to create a competitive market in order to maximize profits for her investor clients.


  • Outstanding customer service award, 2008
  • Top producer, 2010
  • Top 5 producer, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Spirit Award, 2015


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, San Jose State University
  • Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker, Commonwealth of Virginia

Memberships & Involvements

  • Certified Commercial Investment Manager (CCIM) since 1997
  • Member of Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors
  • Member Charlottesville Chamber of Commerce
  • Served on local advisory Board for BB&T
  • Former Board Member, Charlottesville Economic Development Authority


  • Silverchair Information Systems
  • Hospice of the Piedmont
  • McGraw Hill/S&P Global
  • Progressive Insurance
  • City of Charlottesville
  • Region Ten Community Services Board
  • CFA Institute
  • Carlisle/Motion Control
  • CustomInk
  • SNL Financial
  • MicroAireSurgical Instruments
  • UVA Physicians Group
  • TIAA
  • Teachstone
  • Arc of the Piedmont
  • Rexel
  • Roomkey
  • InovaSolutions
  • Explore Learning
  • Building Goodness Foundation


Service Lines

Tenant Representation, Capital Markets

Property Type

Healthcare, Office

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