Ms. Sharkawy joined the Stirling Properties team in 1998 as Development Director, where she was involved in new and ongoing development projects, including ground-up development and redevelopment. In 2001, Sharkawy transitioned to the Commercial Brokerage Division for Stirling Properties as Senior Retail Leasing & Development Executive. For nearly 20 years, she has worked on new retail developments, redevelopments & leasing existing shopping centers. In addition, she represents over a dozen national retailers throughout Louisiana.
After completing a Bachelor’s degree at Loyola University in New Orleans, Sharkawy went on to pursue & receive a Master’s degree in Land & Real Estate Development. She also earned a Master’s degree in Construction Science from Texas A&M University.
She is active in ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers), CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women), Loyola University- New Orleans- Board of Trustees Member, Covenant House - Executive Sleep Out, Saks Fifth Avenue - Key to the Cure, Junior Achievement Entrepreneur 100, New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center - Sweet Arts Ball, Krewe of Muses, Krewe of Tucks, & leads the New Orleans office efforts in the American Cancer Walk for Breast Cancer. Her past board involvement includes: Dress for Success, Loyola University Alumni Board, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Young Leadership Council, Commercial Investment Division, and Krewe of Muses.
For the last 5 years in a row, Sharkawy has received the Waguespack Award given by the Realtor’s Commercial Investment Division for achieving the highest volume in the industry of sales & leases in the marketplace for the year. She is the first agent in Stirling’s history to receive the award & one of only a handful of women to achieve this honor since it was created back in 1964.
In 2016, after 5 consecutive years of receiving the Waguespack Award, Sharkawy was inducted into the National Association of Realtors Hall of Fame.