David E. Shapiro
Partner – REAL Property Group
David E. Shapiro is a lifelong resident of the Kansas City area. Growing up in south KCMO David attended and graduated from Center High School in 1984. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Arizona State University.
In 1992 David joined the family business, Walker Towel and Uniform Service, an industrial textile company servicing western Missouri and eastern Kansas. Presently serving as Walkers CIO and Director of Facilities, he oversees the acquisition, management and maintenance of all facilities and hard assets. David’s strengths are information management, Industrial layout and systems design. David is an owner and Board Member of Walker with his brother, Hal and cousins, Steven and David S.
In 1995 David, along with his partners began acquiring income property in the Kansas City area. A portfolio of properties was assembled and is owned by closely held affiliates. For nearly 20 years David was responsible for the property maintenance of all properties in the portfolio. Exceptional tenant relations have been the focus of the group since its inception. One of the keys to tenant retention is being accessible and addressing issues in a very timely manner. David has taken great pride in addressing and resolving tenant repair and maintenance needs with the highest priority.
Today, REAL Property Group is focused on in-fill, mixed-use redevelopments in urban cores. In 2013, Hal Shapiro assumed all day to day real estate responsibilities. David remains a partner and board member of REAL Property Group and serves as consultant in maintenance, acquisition and design.