Don  Shupe

First Vice President

professional experience

Don Shupe joined CBRE | Raleigh in 2007 to establish, along with his business partner, Heath Chapman, one of the premier Tenant Representation teams in Raleigh-Durham.  With over 30 years of commercial real estate experience with an emphasis on Class A office leasing, Don has been involved in several hundred lease transactions involving many of the premier institutional grade corporations located within the Raleigh-Durham area.

Don has been past President of the Research Triangle Chapter of NAIOP (National Association of Industrial and Office Properties) and TRAOBA (Triangle Area Office Building Association), as well as a lengthy tenure on the Board of Directors for each respective organization.  In addition, Don currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Durham Chamber of Commerce.

In recent years, Don has been involved in several of the Raleigh-Durham area's most significant lease transactions: Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton’s recent renewal and extension; HTC America Innovation's entry into the market; representation of the K&L Gates Law Firm’s Raleigh and Durham offices; Apptio's entry and subsequent expansion within the market; Bank of America/Merrill Lynch's relocation and consolidation into a new office tower at North Hills; renewal of Raleigh Radiology's West Raleigh location; the expansion and relocation of Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau into a historic downtown Durham redevelopment; the subleasing of a substantial portion of Misys Healthcare's Raleigh operations.

Don and his wife “Peanut” have twin 26-year-old daughters and live in Cary, North Carolina.​​