North Star Development  2020 ©

Chief Executive Officer


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Shannon Shackerley-Bennett, BA, PMP is a dynamic leader that creates results through strong communication, organizational and professional abilities. More than 25 years of progressively responsible positions with corporate, new business, and start up teams, means Shackerley-Bennett applies practical knowledge and leadership to manage risk and solve complex challenges.


Previously, Shannon was the Chief Operating Officer of a real estate development firm where she was responsible for the strategic direction and daily operation of a company overseeing $90M+ of commercial real estate holdings with over a million sq feet of build out potential.


May 2019 she was recognized and honored at the BisNow’s 2019 Bay Area Power Women event as one of 30 “dynamic women in commercial real estate for their outstanding achievements in the office, their industry, and our communities.” In that same month, Shannon also was a speaker at the 2019 NorCal and SoCal Hotal & Lodging conferences delivering a presentation explaining the “5 Steps to a High Performing Development Team”.


Shannon is the sole Owner of North Star Hotel Development, LLC that is a sister company to North Star Development. She is the Active Managing Member and serves as the Chief Executive Officer for both companies.

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Chief Financial Officer


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Elsa Nguyen, MBA is an experienced Leasing Sales Professional with a demonstrated history of working in the Real Estate industry. Before transitioning to the real estate sector, Elsa had a 15 year career that provides her with a strong financial background in various industries including telecommunication, investment, and structural engineering. Elsa is an Active Managing Member of the company and serves as the Chief Finance Officer responsible for the Balance Sheet, Income Statement, and Taxation compliance.

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Director, Entitlements


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Kelly Smith worked for Pinn Bros Construction for 14 years as a Land Entitlement Project Manager overseeing all projects in both their North Bay and South Bay divisions. Kelly is a Managing Member of the company and serves as the Director, Entitlements responsible for project management throughout the permitting and approvals process with the City and the Department of Real Estate.