Bernard Shaw

Senior Vice President | Asset Management

Professional Background

Bernard Shaw is a Senior Vice President of Asset Management with the Dallas-Fort Worth office of Weitzman. In this position, Shaw is responsible for overseeing the asset management of a portfolio of retail centers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and special development and redevelopment projects.

In this capacity, Shaw serves as fiduciary and owners’ representative for projects where he directs and stewards the strategic and tactical performance and operations of shopping centers containing over 1.5 million square feet and where specific duties include directing leasing, management. construction and developing and executing tenant mix and development/redevelopment related efforts of the shopping centers and available land to maximize cashflow and value. At Weitzman, Shaw has successfully negotiated transactions totaling over 2.5 million square feet

Prior to joining Weitzman, Shaw was a partner with GMS Emerging Ventures, LLC, where he identified, arranged and consulted on transactions, primarily for retail, residential and mixed-use development. While at GMS, Shaw helped grow the property portfolio to 4.5 million square feet through acquisitions and strategic alliances. Shaw’s experience also includes professional positions with Merrill Lynch, Bank of America Securities, LLC, and ExxonMobil, where he was responsible for financings/restructurings of more than $7 billion, asset dispositions of more than $1 billion and portfolio management/stewardship of more than $4 billion.


Shaw is a member of The Real Estate Council, the International Council of Shopping Centers and the Urban Land Institute. He serves on task force for DISD and the City of Dallas relating to housing and economic development, is on the advisory team for St. Philip’s Community School and served on the Dallas Bethlehem Center board of directors and the St. Anthony’s School development board. Shaw is a faithful member of Concord Church, where he sings in the choir. 


Shaw received a Master of Business Administration in Finance/Accounting and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin.