Joanna B. Shawver, CRX, CLS



Joanna founded Shawver Group to incorporate her expertise, decades of successful track record and real estate philosophy into the firm. Joanna believes that “It is more important than ever to approach every real estate opportunity from the tenant, developer and consumer perspectives to deliver winning retail solutions in the ever-changing fast-paced marketplace.”

Joanna’s career in the commercial real estate business emphasizes retail leasing and sale transactions. She was Vice President of Leasing for RED Development and Senior Vice President of Leasing for RED Legacy (Legacy Development). Prior to joining the RED family of companies, she worked for Copaken White & Blitt and Kessinger Hunter in Kansas City and with ONE80 Development. Three major redevelopments in the Kansas City area – Wyandotte Plaza, Truman’s Marketplace and Liberty Commons – are the recent result of Joanna’s leasing leadership and team collaboration. The new market openings and Midwest expansion of McAlister’s Deli best illustrates her strength in tenant representation. 


Throughout her career, Joanna has been an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, recognized as a Certified Retail Property Executive (CRX) and a Certified Leasing Specialist (CLS). She is a member of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) and received the 2017 Excellence Award from CREW KC. Joanna supports the Susan G Komen Foundation, 100+ Women Who Care and a member of W.I.R.E.D. a mentoring group for women in real estate development. She is a licensed broker in Missouri and Kansas. 

She has an excellent understanding of the real estate business and finds creative ways to make the partnerships work for everyone.