Plenary Speakers

Shannon Loew

Vice President of Global Corporate Real Estate and Facilities at Amazon

Shannon Loew is Vice President of Global Corporate Real Estate and Facilities (GREF) at Amazon, overseeing the company’s global corporate real estate portfolio of over 60 million sq. ft. in more than 60 countries. He is responsible for portfolio strategy and occupancy planning, workplace experience & design, sustainability, facilities management, environmental health and safety, and travel & events for all 325,000 corporate employees.

For more than 20 years, Shannon has used policy, design, and development to catalyze lasting positive impact for development entities, cities, and operating companies. He is an innovative leader in real estate who has helped define the future of office for some of the largest developers in the world; shaped urban land-use policies for sustainable, equitable growth; and created diverse housing models to increase supply and affordability. He was the founder of FIX, a Seattle-based strategic project management company; and of Hatchback, a company that democratized access to the housing economy. Shannon is a licensed architect and LEED certified. He believes that architecture guided by purpose has the power to change the world by influencing how we behave. And that real estate is one of the most underutilized tools companies can leverage to cultivate culture and help their employees be more creative, innovative, and productive.

Shannon has a prior career in marketing and design, working in Europe, Africa, and nationally with Saatchi, Ogilvy, and IDEO for clients including Nike, IBM, Brookfield, and the Cities of San Francisco and Seattle. He has served as the Chair of the Seattle Design Commission and a member of Leadership Tomorrow’s Curriculum Committee. He has a Bachelor’s degree from Vassar and a Master’s degree from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. He lives in Seattle and, when given the chance, will be outside rock climbing, skiing, and bicycling with friends and family.


Private Sector Roles in Creating More Equitable Park Systems

Tuesday, June 25
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM