After college he starting working in industrial
sales and leasing with Bullier and Bullier in
He was successful in the firm and by 1997 was a vice-president and associate broker. At that point Bullier and Bullier was purchased by Collier’s International to become Colliers Bullier & Bullier.
In 1999 he moved to a regional firm, ESP Commercial and Industrial Real Estate, looking for greater opportunities to serve his clients.
In 2000, with 15 years of experience in industrial real estate and leasing it was time for Dick to found his own firm, Shafer Realty.