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Karen K. Shaw, CLS

Senior Associate - Retail Services


Karen joined Sansone Group in May of 2000 as part of the Retail Brokerage division and became a Senior Associate in Retail in April 2007. Karen is responsible for all leasing functions for  numerous shopping centers in metropolitan St. Louis and southern Illinois that total more than 1.4 million square feet and over $6 million annual transaction volume.

Karen represents both tenants and landlords in the St. Louis market and across the country. She has been recognized as one of the “Heavy Hitters in Commercial Real Estate” by the St. Louis Business Journal, as well as receiving numerous CoStar “Power Broker” awards. She currently serves as the ICSC Ambassador for both Missouri and Kansas.

Professional Accreditations and Affiliations

  • Certified Leasing Specialist (CLS)
  • Licensed in Missouri & Illinois
  • Member - National Association of Realtors, Missouri Association of Realtors & St. Louis Association of Realtors
  • Candidate Designee - Certified Commercial Investment Manager (CCIM)
  • Member - International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • CoStar Group Power Broker
  • ICSC Private Alliance Co-Chair, 2009-2010
  • ICSC State Operations Chair 2011-2012
  • ICSC State Government Relations Chair 2012-2014
  • Missouri Growth Association - Board of Directors 2012-2014
  • ICSC State Director for Missouri and Kansas 2014-2017

Professional Goals

Using my experience and networking connections through various real estate organizations, I will focus my efforts in leading the company with growth in the Midwest market through retail project leasing and tenant representation.