Sam Shannon

Sam Shannon

Senior Vice President

Current Responsibilities

Sam serves as JLL’s Property Management Business Line Lead for Austin and San Antonio. Sam rejoined JLL to spearhead the firm’s Property Management Services in late 2015. Since then, Sam has grown the Austin portfolio from 0 SF to 2.2M SF. Sam oversees a property management portfolio of approximately 3.7M SF of office, medical office, and industrial product types in the Central Texas region, leading a team of 24 Sr. General Managers, General Managers, Asst. General Managers, Property Assistants, and Engineers. Sam is responsible for business development, the successful execution of property management and construction management of more than $400M in assets for the Central Texas region in addition to personally managing a portfolio of over 600,000 SF on behalf of REIT’s, institutional and private investors.


Sam launched her commercial real estate career with PS Business Parks, a REIT based in Glendale, California, managing and leasing over 1M SF of a commercial office, retail, and flex/industrial portfolio in Austin, TX. Since then, Sam served as General Manager at Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc., managing a 700,000 SF portfolio of CBD mid-rise and suburban office buildings where she facilitated the repositioning of the Austin portfolio for sale and redevelopment. More recently, as Regional Vice President – Commercial at Capstone Real Estate Services, Inc., Sam supervised the company’s leasing and management portfolio of multi-tenanted mixed-use, MOB, CBD office and suburban office buildings, achieving 100% collections across the portfolio, executing multi-million dollar renovations and ADA upgrades in fully occupied buildings as well as securing over 350 lease transactions and brokering the sale of a vintage CBD asset in Austin. Sam currently serves as on the Executive Board of IREM Austin and is the 2021 President-Elect overseeing the chapter’s Programs, Tournament, Community Outreach, and Special Events committees. Additionally, Sam leads the chapter’s Industry Partners Task Force. Sam taught Property Management for Technology Tenants at JLL’s National Property Management Conference in 2017 and 2018. Sam was awarded IREM’s CPM of The Year award in 2017 for her professional contributions to the commercial property management industry. Additionally, Sam was awarded the JLL South Central Region’s Continuing Excellence Award and the JLL Austin’s Inspiring Influencer Award in 2018.


  • Master of Applied Geography & Planning, Resource and Environmental Studies - Texas State University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, Texas State University

Professional Designations

  • Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
  • Certified Property Manager (CPM)

Affiliations & Leadership Roles

  • CPM Member, Institute of Real Estate Management - IREM Austin Chapter
  • Active Member, CCIM Central Texas Chapter
  • 2021 IREM Austin President-Elect & Executive Board Member
  • 2020 IREM Austin Treasurer & Executive Board Member
  • 2019 IREM Austin Secretary & Executive Board Member
  • 2018 IREM Membership Chairman - IREM Austin Chapter
  • 2018 IREM Austin Board Member 
  • 2017 IREM Austin Board Member
  • 2017 TRENDS Committee Chairman – IREM Austin Chapter
  • 2016 CPM Candidate Guidance Chairman - IREM Austin Chapter