Executive Vice President, Accounting
Shari Sears is executive vice president, accounting at Capital Square. She has worked in the accounting field for more than 25 years, with 15 years of experience at two large publicly-traded real estate investment trusts. She has expertise in the following areas: accounting management, internal and external reporting, financial analysis, forecasting and budgeting, general ledger, accounts payable and receivable, cash and debt management, accounting systems implementation, and audit.
Sears was the senior regional controller at Brandywine Realty Trust, where she directed accounting for the Richmond, Virginia, Mid-Atlantic, and Austin, Texas regions with over 13 million square feet of owned, joint venture, and third-party office and industrial properties. Prior to joining Brandywine, she worked for Cornerstone Realty Income Trust as the controller of property accounting and assistant corporate controller managing the accounting for 90 apartment communities and the corporate office. Sears was the financial reporting manager at Alfa Laval and the controller at Robertshaw Controls Company. She began her career as an auditor with Ernst & Young.
Sears graduated magna cum laude from Virginia Tech with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.