Shawn Smith

Earth Asset Partnership, LP is a Vermont registered private real estate advisory firm. The company is committed to providing its clients with timely, personalized and confidential real estate advisory services. Offering a unique blend of law, land planning and appraising skills, Earth Asset's goal is to help clients make educated and informed real estate decisions. When necessary, we collaborate with other land-related professionals to bring our clients well rounded and sound real estate advice. We believe that Planning through Partnership leads to the best decisions.

Earth Asset Partnership, LP was founded in 2005 by Ms. Shawn M. Smith. Raised in Iowa along the Mississippi River, Shawn had a childhood filled with outdoor adventures and experiences that planted the seed for what would become a passionate commitment to respecting nature and all of its inhabitants. Shawn's love of nature led her to Vermont to attend one of the nation's top-ranked environmental law schools.

As Founder and Manager of Earth Asset, her law background is complimented by over seven years of land planning, appraising, and transactional experience earned as a Project Manager in the Real Estate Consulting Group at LandVest, Inc. While at LandVest, Shawn worked on several large-scale conservation assignments, analyzed unique luxury properties, valued specialty properties, including equestrian facilities, inns, and timberland, prepared appraisals for IRS estate settlement and charitable gifting purposes, and participated in marketing and sales projects.

Today, she has the knowledge and experience necessary to provide clients with in-depth analysis of the financial consequences of conserving, holding, developing, selling and buying real estate. Her work on residential, commercial, timberland, and resort properties ranging from 1 to 200,000 acres has established a solid comfort level working with a variety of asset types. Though, when expertise outside of her niche is necessary, Shawn is able to draw on many partnerships and affiliations that she has established over the course of her career.

Having routinely valued properties in the $1,000,000 to $10,000,000 range, and with over $250,000,000 of real estate asset evaluation experience, Shawn is confident analyzing properties at the extreme high end of the market. Her work has taken her all over the US, including Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Vermont. She has worked on some of the country's most elaborate, beautiful and valuable real estate assets, including mountainous vacant land, luxury residential estates, historic lakefront retreats, well-known inns, and dramatic coastal compounds. As a result, Shawn is able to provide solid real estate advisory services to owners of all types of land no matter the location.

Shawn is licensed as a Certified General Appraiser in Maine, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont, and is an Associate Member of the Appraisal Institute. She is also a Vermont licensed Real Estate Salesperson, and is a member of the National Association of Realtors, Vermont Association of Realtors, and Windsor County Board of Realtors. Earth Asset Partnership is a Professional Partner of the Land Trust Alliance, a member of Leave a Legacy and the Upper Valley Planned Giving Council, and is a Corporate Member of the Vermont Institute of Natural Science. 

Shawn received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Iowa State University (1995), where she majored in Political Science and was a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Pi Sigma Alpha. In 1998 she received her Juris Doctor and Master of Studies in Environmental Law from Vermont Law School. 

Contact Shawn Smith

Contact Shawn Smith

Earth Asset Partnership, LP
24 Elm Street
2nd Floor Suite 5
Woodstock, Vermont  05091
Phone: 802.457.4818
Fax: 802.332.8010


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Maine
  • New Hampshire
  • New York
  • Vermont