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Shepard Ager

Vice President of Sales

Shepard Ager first joined IronVest Partners in 2018 as an associate salesperson specializing in the representation of buyer and seller clients, seeking end-use, development, and investment opportunities. He has since then expanded his role as Vice President of Sales as an expert in site sourcing on behalf of national residential and retail developers across the country. On behalf of his residential clients, Shepard assists his clients in sourcing sites for projects that consist of: single-family BFR, townhomes, traditional multifamily, age-restricted, senior living, student housing, and high rise. Shepard assists his retail clients seeking both multi and single-tenant net lease development opportunities.

As a Birmingham native, witnessing the revitalization of Birmingham led Shepard to focus his efforts in Birmingham’s urban core. Shepard’s passion for building new relationships and serving others, in combination with his ability to orchestrate deals & recruit projects, aided in his role of specializing in buyer representation. Shepard’s drive, ultimately contributed to his in-depth knowledge of both the on-and-off market of properties in Birmingham’s urban core. This has allowed him to recruit developers to Birmingham and create projects varying in size from adaptive reuse of multistory warehouses to the ground-up development of 300+ unit market-rate multifamily projects.

Shepard, his wife Sally, and their children Virginia, John Shepard, Whit, and Price live in Vestavia. They attend church at All Saints Episcopal Church in Homewood.  Shepard also has a strong passion for the outdoors.  In March and April, when not in the office, you can find Shepard spending his mornings in the woods turkey hunting and his nights at home in the doghouse for spending too much time in the woods.


Shepard received a marketing degree from the University of Mississippi.

Notable Projects

Bulverde  – luxury apartment project (contains 350 units with 26 units located in carriage house buildings featuring private garages | San Antonio, Texas) – Daniel Corporation

Foundry Yards – a mid-rise, mixed use (5 story, contains 265 units | Birmingham, Alabama) – Novare

Madison– suburban, mid-rise & mixed-use (4 Story, contains 290 units) – Novare

Macaroni Lofts– mixed use, adaptive reuse of a former warehouse (consisting of 42-unit condominium units and ground-level retail | Birmingham, Alabama) – Developer Kathleen Okrongley

The Marshall Bham– student housing project (7 story, contains 409 beds & 200,000 SF | Birmingham, Alabama) – Aptitude Development

Iron and Oak– a multifamily project (contains 259 units & 304,000 SF | Birmingham, Alabama) – RISE

Success Stories

“I’ve known Robert Crook on both a personal and professional basis for over 5 years. Robert is a man that I respect. He is a hardworking man of character. He raises the bar for others in his profession. I would trust Robert to handle any real estate transaction on my behalf. When Robert lists our properties for sale or lease, I stop worrying and move on to other tasks, because he will work on the listing like a brother would.”

– Price Hightower | CCIM, President of Tower Homes 

“I chose IronVest Partners to sell my industrial property. I chose them over several other real estate companies. My choice was based on the work they did up front to win the listing in addition to being local. They came up with a very good strategy to market the business and they took the lead while still respecting my concerns, as well as my tenants. They worked through all issues bringing in the required resources. They kept the momentum going throughout the process. I am very satisfied with IronVest, Bart Moore and Robert Cook. I give them my highest recommendation.”

– Scott E. Roach

“Working with Robert and Bart at IronVest has been a fantastic experience. They recently brokered the sale of our 50,000 SF warehouse. Our building wasn’t listed for sale, but we all started getting calls to purchase (it is a rare find), so we came up with a number that would be a big enough gain to relocate my entire business. With Robert and Bart’s contacts, they put the word out and within weeks we had an amazing offer. All was smooth until days before closing when all heck broke loose! Between IronVest, my lawyers, and myself…we worked through the chaos and came out on top to still close early. I will 100% be working with the IronVest group again!”

– Chase McMaster | Owner of Chase Bays