Our Team

Shine’s principals have a wealth of senior-level executive search, investment, and management experience spanning more than 85 years across the real estate industry.
Hillary H. Shine
(203) 613-3562

Hillary formed Shine Associates in 2012. Hillary combines more than 12 years of commercial real estate and finance investment experience with an extensive network of relationships to partner with her clients. In 2010, Hillary left the commercial real estate investment industry to bring her experience and knowledge to the executive search and consulting industry. Over the past decade, Hillary has had the privilege of successfully placing dozens of high-performing individuals into strategically critical roles with high-caliber firms.

Ms. Shine was previously a Managing Director with Commonfund Realty, Inc. in Wilton CT, responsible for investor and consultant relations for 290 non-profit institutional investors in a $1.8 billion private real estate fund. During her 10-year tenure she was involved with capital fundraising, raising over $1 billion in equity and working with joint venture and operating partners in markets across the United States. Hillary has been an expert speaker, and served on panels for NAREIM, OPAL Financial and IMN. Prior to Commonfund, Hillary was a Financial Advisor Associate at Sanford Bernstein in New York City and an Associate with Morgan Stanley.

Hillary attended Brigham Young University and graduated as a Bernard Flaxman scholar from the University of Hartford with a BS in Economics. She is active with NAIOP, PREA, ICSC and NAREIM, and has previously held Series 7 and 63 licenses. Hillary is active with several charitable organizations including Heading Home and CHAD.

Timothy M. Shine
(203) 676-1115

Tim joined Shine Associates, in 2014 as a Principal. Tim is responsible for new business development and executing senior executive searches nationally. He has more than 30 years of experience that includes capital raising, asset/portfolio management and development. Throughout his career, Tim has built and developed several successful teams. This experience, coupled with his deep knowledge of the asset class and his national relationships, uniquely qualify him in this role.

Tim was Managing Principal at Parmenter Realty Partners until 2014, responsible for capital initiatives including Fund, co-investment and separate account capital. Prior to joining Parmenter, he was Managing Director and Co-Head at Commonfund Realty, with responsibility for operations, asset management, capital raising and investor relations.

Tim was also at CB Richard Ellis Investors (formerly TCW Realty Advisors) where during his tenure he was partner and Managing Director of Asset Management nationally for a portfolio of more than $4 billion in office, industrial and retail properties, and then MD in marketing and client relations.

Tim has a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Connecticut. He is active with PREA, NAREIM, ICSC, ULI and NAIOP, and has previously held Series 7 and 63 licenses. Tim is active with several charitable organizations, including Heading Home.

David M. Slye
Managing Director
(781) 254-0600

David Slye joined Shine Associates LLC in 2018 as Managing Director, and is responsible for new business development and executing mid- to senior-level searches. He has more than 30 years of experience in real estate services, having held key roles in management, leadership, business development, and client relations. Throughout his career, David has created, restructured, built, and led many successful teams across various companies and service lines, with the focus of creating value for owners/investors and occupiers of real estate.

Prior to joining Shine Associates, David was President/CEO of NAI Hunneman, responsible for the company’s strategic reorganization and the oversight of all service lines, including brokerage, capital markets, property management, appraisal, construction management, and advisory. Prior to that, he served as Executive Managing Director/Market Director at JLL (formerly Jones Lang LaSalle), overseeing the performance and setting the long-term direction for the New England region, including all its business lines and more than 300 employees. Also within JLL, David served as a Managing Director of the firm’s National client relations and business development teams. Before its merger with JLL, David was Principal of Spaulding & Slye Colliers, serving in executive roles in both client relations and business development, and heading the Leasing Team for New England.

David received a Bachelor of Science degree from Babson College. He has served in various capacities, including Board seats, with NAI Global, NAIOP, GBREB, Boston Chamber of Commerce, and Government Properties Trust Advisors. David is actively involved as a trustee of FCD Prevention Works, and as a regional advisory board member of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation.

Kelsey E. Shine
(508) 494-6569

Kelsey joined Shine Associates in 2014 as an Associate, focusing on search coordination, candidate research and administration for senior level searches. As a result of her success and growth over the last six years, Kelsey was promoted to Associate Director in 2017 and Director in 2019. As a Director, Kelsey is charged with spearheading and placing all junior- to mid-level talent with Shine’s clients. She has successfully completed assignments across various sectors, including acquisitions, asset management, development, investor relations, construction, and property management. Our clients trust and rely on her talent in this arena.

Kelsey graduated in 2011 from Sacred Heart University with a BA in Sociology, and in 2012 completed her Masters Degree. She played four years of Division I golf while attending Sacred Heart University. Kelsey has attended several NAIOP Emerging Leaders and CREW events to continue to develop her knowledge of the industry.

Kelsey is a co-chair of Heading Home’s Outreach Council, and is an integral member of their volunteer and fundraising committees.

Chandlee N. Gustafson
(978) 201-3100

Chandlee joined Shine Associates in 2022 as an Associate. As an Associate, Chandlee plays an integral role in our company and is responsible for project and contract management, candidate research, marketing, and administrative duties.

Chandlee graduated in 2022 from Union College with a B.A. in Sociology and a concentration in Economics. As Co-Founder and Vice President of the Union College Sociology Club, she spearheaded member recruitment and club promotion. Through this experience, Chandlee learned the importance of direct, clear communication and the value of building coalitions and maintaining interpersonal relationships.

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