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Our Team

Jeff Birnbaum

President and Founder

Jeff Birnbaum founded SL Shaw & Associates in 1989 in Louisiana and has since been building timeless commercial structures throughout the Southeast, including schools, museums, sports facilities, and corporate offices. In the 2000s, Jeff transitioned the company to a full-service commercial development firm, and soon after, he moved his successful business to Charleston, recognizing the Lowcountry’s potential for economic growth through real estate.

Philanthropically, Jeff has served the Charleston area with passion, participating in the Guardian Ad Litem Program to advocate for abused or neglected children in the judicial process. Furthermore, he is active in the Charleston Angel Partners organization, which promotes investment and economic growth in the area. When time permits, Jeff enjoys relaxing days on the golf course.

Phillip Manchester

Managing Partner

Phillip Manchester is a graduate of Louisiana State University, holding degrees in both finance and biological science. A member of the SL Shaw team for nearly two decades, Phillip is an integral leader who manages the company’s projects from start to finish. Phillip enjoys playing sports and spending time with his two sons, Major and Maxwell.