J. Shaw Henry

Development Associate

Mr. Henry, a Development Associate with Jair Lynch Real Estate Partners, provides project management and execution services for the firm’s sponsored investments. In this role, he is responsible for direct interaction with investors, consultants and contractors to manage the development process from design and entitlement through construction and completion. Mr. Henry’ current projects include, the historic renovation of Meridian Hill Hall into a 206-unit multifamily building and the redevelopment of 609 H Street, NE. Previously, Mr. Henry worked on the entitlements and concept design for the planned redevelopment of the 25-acre historic McMillan Reservoir in Washington, DC, characterized by the Historic Preservation Review Board as “one of the most challenging sites imaginable to both preserve and adapt for current use”.

Mr. Henry joined Jair Lynch in 2012, bringing comprehensive experience in planning, executing and managing development projects from concept through completion, including mixed-use, multifamily, retail, office, institutional and residential deals for both public and private sector clients. Previously, he provided development advisory services to the Department of the Navy in support of worldwide privatization initiatives, which included the planning, design, execution, construction and asset management of over 64,000 units nationwide.

In addition to his work on behalf of public sector clients, Mr. Henry previously worked for a mixed-use development firm serving as Area Manager for the firms operations in coastal South Carolina and Georgia. In this capacity, he managed the acquisition, entitlement and construction of two large master planned developments, as well as several smaller infill projects. Mr. Henry began his career as a Planner/Senior Planner in charge of design review and community master plans. Mr. Henry has been an AICP accredited professional since 2004.

  • Furman University, Greenville, SC
    Bachelor of Arts, Accounting
  • The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
    Master of Science, Urban Planning


  • American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)
  • American Planning Association (APA)
  • DC Building Industry Association (DCBIA)
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI)
  • 2601 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC: Residential
  • 609 H Street, NE, Washington, DC: Mixed-Use and Retail
  • 645 H Street, NE, Washington, DC: Mixed-Use Office and Retail
  • Vision McMillan, Washington, DC: Mixed-Income Apartment and Retail
  • Regenesis Portfolio, Washington, DC: Multifamily Renovation
  • Abingdon House, Crystal City, VA: Residential

We are not complacent, we look to innovate and lead the market.

– J. Shaw Henry

J. Shaw Henry