CRRP, CRX, CLS
PRINCIPAL and FOUNDER
Trusted expertise. Collaborative leader. Passionate focus.
Joanna founded the Shawver Group, LLC, to devote her track record of success, trusted expertise — and passionate focus — to achieve client goals. With decades of experience, Joanna has earned a stellar reputation in the commercial real estate industry as a dynamic and collaborative leader. Known for her personable persistence, Joanna dives into every project with a meticulously smart and vibrantly creative approach. Since forming the Shawver Group, Joanna has helped national brands expand their footprint in the Midwest — including such clients as Helzberg Diamond Shops, McAlister’s Deli, Limited Brands, Woof’s Stay & Play and Smoothie King. She also provides strategic consulting to clients on new commercial real estate developments as well as solutions to reposition existing real estate assets. Joanna also advises and collaborates with in-house real estate teams and brokerage companies on a variety of projects. Along with her national and regional work, Joanna guides local first-time owners, entrepreneurs and new franchisee buyers on commercial real estate investments.
Prior to founding the Shawver Group, Joanna was recruited to the executive team of the RED family of companies. As Senior Vice President of Leasing for Legacy Development, she led leasing teams for major Kansas City area redevelopments including Liberty Commons, Truman’s Marketplace and Wyandotte Plaza. As Vice President of Leasing for RED Development, she supervised leasing teams for many high-profile Midwest retail centers. including Village Pointe (Omaha, NE), SouthPointe Pavilions (Lincoln, NE), SummitWoods Crossing (Lee’s Summit, MO), and the Legends Outlet (Kansas City, KS). Joanna began her commercial real estate career with Copaken White & Blitt before being recruited to Kessinger Hunter.
Throughout her career, Joanna has been an active member of the Innovating Commerce Serving Communities (ICSC) and is recognized as a Certified Retail Property Executive (CRX), Certified Leasing Specialist (CLS), Certified Retail Real Estate Professional (CRRP) and has completed all Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) courses. Joanna is also a member of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) and received the 2017 Excellence Award from CREW KC. Joanna is an original 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 and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia. As a lifelong resident of Kansas City, Joanna lives in the Northland with her husband, Kirk, and is a proud mom to two adult daughters. When she’s not enjoying free time with family and friends, Joanna volunteers her time to support Sleepyhead Beds, The Giving Tree and other charitable organizations.
Disciplined focus. Competitive drive.
Parker Maher brings his unwavering integrity and competitive drive to the Shawver Group as a sales associate. Since joining the firm in March 2020, Parker devotes his disciplined focus to efficiently manage client projects and build win-win relationships.
Prior to joining the Shawver Group, Parker was an assistant property manager for Maxus Properties, LLC, where he managed a large, multifamily, tax-credit property. The role demanded exceptional leadership in managing tenant relations, leasing and contracts, as well as critical daily operations.
Parker credits his commitment to success in the commercial real estate industry to his life-long passion for competitive sports. While playing Division I Soccer at Missouri State University, Parker earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business. Recruited to the professional leagues, he joined the St. Louis Football Club where he played soccer for two years before joining Sporting Kansas City for another two years. This invaluable experience in professional sports has fueled his goal-oriented work ethic and competitive drive that Parker brings to Shawver Group clients every day.
Originally from Joplin, Mo., Parker now resides in Kansas City and holds a real estate license in both Missouri and Kansas. When he is not enjoying time with his wife, Alyssa, and their two dogs, Parker enjoys coaching youth soccer and volunteering his time to support charitable organizations including “A Turning Point” in Kansas City.
Solution driven. Diligent. Determined Focus.
As the latest addition to the Shawver Group team, Chance Barrow brings his dynamic personality to the real estate industry.
A native to the Kansas City area, Chance received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Washburn University. He was very active with campus activities, which focused on the recruitment of celebrities and politicians for various programs. After college, Chance joined Enterprise and advanced quickly to a management assistant position. The superior training and experience he received in that role easily transcends to commercial real estate. Working with people and solving their problems come naturally for him.
Chance is a licensed real estate agent in both Missouri and Kansas. He specializes in landlord representation and helping small businesses with their real estate needs.
Chance has a passion for traveling and when not on the ground, you can see him flying around the country.