Member Spotlight – Janna Shearman

New Orleans CREW is pleased to shine the Member Spotlight on Board Member and Co-Chair of the Programs Committee, Janna Shearman. 

Janna is vice president and manager of the Louisiana and Arkansas offices of First American Exchange Company, a division of The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF), a FORTUNE 500® company and America’s largest provider of business information.  She has worked in the exchange industry since 2004 and has attained the designation of Certified Exchange Specialist®.  In addition to facilitating all types of 1031 tax-deferred exchanges, including simultaneous and delayed exchanges of real, personal, and multi-asset properties, Janna also specializes in reverse and build-to-suit exchanges. 

Janna is a frequent speaker on the topic of 1031 exchanges and will be speaking at five continuing education seminars in Arkansas that are being sponsored by the Arkansas Land Title Association this year.

She is also a regular contributor to several trade journals. Her most recent article, “Reverse & Improvement Exchanges Expand Opportunities for Tax Deferral,” appeared in the annual January/February Tax Issue of Lagniappe, a publication of the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants. She also wrote an article for her company’s January Exchange Update newsletter entitled “Certain Capital Gains Now Exempt from Louisiana Income Tax.

Janna has extensive experience in the field of real estate, having worked for 20 years as a commercial real estate paralegal and licensed title insurance agent. Her other professional memberships include the Louisiana Land Title Association, the New Orleans Real Estate Investors Association, and the Federation of Exchange Accommodators

Janna can be reached at 800-247-4035 or