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About Charles Shears

Educated at the University of Texas at Austin, Charles Shears completed undergraduate studies in economics before entering the world of business administration. He currently performs a variety of management functions as a senior executive with two businesses in Houston, Texas. Charles Shears has served as a managing partner of SDI Realty Advisors since 1998 and as the president of SDI Petroleum since 2012.

SDI Realty Advisors is a commercial real estate development firm that concentrates on pairing small "shadow-anchored" retail centers with larger superstores such as Wal-Mart and Lowe’s Home Improvement. Under Charles Shears’ direction, the firm has expanded over the years and builds commercial real estate projects in multiple states.

SDI Petroleum sells and distributes gasoline and other petroleum products in conjunction with Shell and P66. The fuel-distribution network spans the entire south Texas region. As president, Mr. Shears manages company operations, as well as those of 18 retail gasoline outlets and eight regional dealers.

Work experience

Jan 1998Present

Managing Partner

SDI Realty Advisors


Jan 1979Jan 1983


University of Texas