Jeff Shell


Jeffrey Shell grew up, looking up – through scaffolding, out of crane baskets, at the rising towers that now define Atlanta. He first walked actual job sites together with his father, and later he worked them, learning the business firsthand from grade school through graduate school. “Building is in my blood,” Jeffrey says. “It’s all I ever wanted to do.”

Now responsible for strategic corporate oversight and development at Shell McElroy, he has his own ideas about legacy building. “I want to honor the values instilled in me from an early age, while creating a more agile, scalable enterprise that embraces technology, sustainability and collaboration with greater openness and transparency.”

Shell will take the lead working with clients and the company’s executive advisory board, and has proven himself an effective community leader, most recently as President, Leadership Buckhead, and Board Chair, City of Atlanta, Neighborhood Planning Unit B.