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Shawn Givens | Colliers | Dallas

Shawn Givens

Vice Chairman

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Professional Summary

Shawn Givens serves as the Vice Chairman for the Debt and Structured Finance division at Colliers’ Dallas-Fort Worth office, spearheading a growing national debt platform. His background includes over 20 years of commercial real estate brokerage and national debt placement with over $12+ billion in closed transactions across all asset types, with over 3,000 completed transactions. His extensive background and experience give him the advantage of expanding the debt and equity platform in DFW and on a national level. Shawn has served as an expert witness in real estate trial and has volunteered at the University level as a guest speaker in Commercial Real Estate Finance. Shawn consistently works on debt for fortune 500 companies, large family offices, professional athletes, and high net worth individuals from around the world.

Prior to joining Colliers, Shawn was an Executive Vice President under CBRE. While at CBRE he drove the firms debt and equity operations.
Before CBRE, Shawn was a founding partner at Capstone Financial, where him and his team made Capstone the exclusive lender to Loopnet, Bravitas and exclusive commercial lender to the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. He was the driving force behind Capstones proprietary software and market lending closing times.


  • AMR REIT, Board Member
  • Private Family Office, Board Member
  • Nexus Health, Co-Founder
  • Served as Expert Witness, Commercial Real Estate Trial 
  • Guest Speaker at University Commercial Real Estate Finance Lectures


Shawn hold a BS from Westminster College with a double major in Business and Economics with minors in Music, Leadership and Biology.

Memberships & Involvements

  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation

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Aug 3, 2022

Colliers Grows Brokerage Services in Dallas

DFW adds leading five-broker debt and structured finance team
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