Professional Profiles


Managing Director, Principal

Kirk Sherman has more than 31 years of experience in project management, construction management and serving as an owner’s representative in real estate and related development industries. As an owner’s representative and project manager, Mr. Sherman is an expert at: providing oversight, management and review of all activities; site selection, coordination, review, analysis and recommendations; organizing feasibility analyses; developing project goals, budget and schedule; recommendation and selection of design, engineering and construction contractors; and delivering projects on time and on budget.
Educated in engineering and employed in the general construction industry for many years, Mr. Sherman brings a unique perspective to the development management group. Since joining Zimmer, Kirk has been involved with several prominent projects, including the $1 billion Sprint World Headquarters campus; the $1 billion, 400-acre Village West tourism and entertainment district; the $250 million Federal Reserve Headquarters Building; and the 1.5 million-square-foot NNSA/National Security Campus. Additionally, he has provided construction and development management services for various new projects including Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center; the MainCor streetscape project, Milburn Golf and Country Club clubhouse, Lone Elm Logistics Center and Simmons Senior Housing Facilities.
Prior to joining Newmark Grubb Zimmer, Mr. Sherman was vice president and area manager in charge of the Midwest Regional Office for ICF Kaiser, Inc., one of the largest consulting, environmental and construction companies in the world. In this capacity, Mr. Sherman was responsible for business development, construction and construction management of several large projects. These projects included the $10 million United States Courthouse in Kansas City, Missouri and the $35 million Federal Building and United States Courthouse in Kansas City, Kansas. Also, in this role, he was responsible for the management of many other projects including the Level IV State Prison in Cameron, Missouri, and the federal buildings in Urbana, Illinois, and Indianapolis, Indiana. Mr. Sherman has also served as construction manager and project manager on several small-to-medium projects ranging from $500,000 to $10 million.
Before working in Kansas City, Mr. Sherman was a project manager with Williams and Burrows Inc., a large general contractor with locations in the San Francisco Bay Area and Southern California. As the owner’s representative, Mr. Sherman was involved in the expansion of the San Francisco International Airport, completion of the first mixed-use office and residential high-rise complex in San Francisco, the Santa Rosa Health and Life Care Retirement Center and many other diverse development projects.
w  Board member, Kansas City, Kansas Chamber of Commerce
w  Member, Project Management Institute
w  Member, Construction Users Council
w  Licensed real estate salesperson, states of Missouri and Kansas
w  Salvation Army Youth Program
w  YMCA Youth Program
w  Tony Gonzales Foundation
w  Shadow Buddies
Mr. Sherman holds a bachelor’s degree in construction engineering management from Oregon State University.
Managing Director, Principal
Kansas City
Newmark Grubb Zimmer
1220 Washington Street
Suite 300
Kansas City, MO 64105
T 816.474.2000
D 816.268.4209
M 816.679.8142
F 816.421.6666
Independently owned and operated
Areas of Specialization
  • Development Management
  • Site Selection
  • Strategic Planning
  • Budget Management
  • Public/Private Partnerships
Years of Experience
31 years