Deacon Shields


Austin Real Estate Group

2813 Rio Grande St | Austin, TX

Deacon Shields was born in Bogotá, Colombia, and raised in Chicago, Ill. He served in the United States Army before moving to Austin in 1992 to study Mathematics at the University of Texas. 

Deacon began his real estate career at the Austin Real Estate Group in 1994 while attending UT. In 1996, he became the broker for the Austin Real Estate Group, and in 2003 he purchased the company.

Deacon has sold properties ranging from $25K to $25M, developed several office buildings, warehouses and multi-family buildings, as well as developed rural land for retail projects during his brokerage career. 

In the past few years, Deacon has helped develop over a million square feet in the Austin area.  He is currently developing several mixed use projects in Central including a condominium project, an industrial park and several office warehouse projects.  In each of these project Deacon is a principal and lead developer.  He will be overseeing each of these project from design to site development permit to construction.

Deacon is a licensed property tax consultant and an expert witness in legal cases involving real estate.  He owns a portfolio of single family, retail and industrial properties throughout the state of Texas.  In his spare time he enjoys running, spearfishing, sailing and is a competitive stand up paddle board racer.  Most of all he enjoys spending time with his son, Archer.  Deacon is also involved with several local charities and foundations.