With more than 25 years of experience in the Atlanta commercial real estate market, it’s fair to say that Shea Bierster knows what’s going on in her town. “It’s great having the market knowledge of your city, driving by a building or a piece of property and knowing who owns it, who occupies it, and how much they’re paying for it,” she says.
She’s particularly excited about the opportunity to work on KDC’s 2.2-million-square-foot mixed use project in Atlanta’s Central Perimeter market. State Farm has leased 585,000 square feet in the development for a regional hub. “When I drive by the project, I think: I’m part of that” she says.
The Park Center project is what initially led Shea to KDC. “I read an announcement about the State Farm project and decided to send a letter of congratulations to KDC and inquire about opportunities in Atlanta,” she recalls.
Shortly thereafter, Shea joined KDC’s Atlanta office to provide marketing and administrative support including new business and event coordination for the southeast region. She says the most rewarding and challenging part of her job is working with a wide variety of personalities and clients.
Prior to joining KDC, Shea worked for several prominent commercial real estate firms. She started out with Richard Bowers & Co., working within the landlord representation and investment sales divisions. She transitioned to a marketing coordinator position with Roberts Commercial Real Estate Services and Wheeler/Brand Management Company.
In addition to her work at KDC, Shea is part owner of an interior design business. “I’ve always been creative and imaginative; I love walking into a home and coming up with ideas on how it can be reworked she says. “I just have an eye for that kind of thing.”
Shea also has an eye for landscape design. She loves to spend time outdoors in her English garden. And her garden isn’t the only English thing she enjoys—she grew up an equestrian showing horses in both hunting and jumping divisions.
Shea has two children, a 20-year-old daughter who attends Ole Miss and a 16-year-old son who keeps her active.