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Reasonable, approachable and perpetually upbeat, Vanessa Sunshine is a real estate lawyer with a strong passion for building and maintaining relationships with her clients, especially when it comes to their business. Vanessa prides herself on being responsive, thoughtful and available, and clients value her soft-touch approach, especially at the negotiating table, where actively listening, coming up with creative solutions, and fostering strong working relationships- including with the opposing side- helps them achieve their desired result.

Vanessa has experience in the acquisition, disposition and financing of virtually every asset class including multifamily, retail centers, office and industrial buildings, and business parks. Vanessa also has niche experience with the unique needs of certain assets like senior living facilities and student housing. In addition, Vanessa has a strong background in leasing on behalf of both landlords and tenants with respect to a variety of uses. REITS, private equity funds, developers, franchisors and other clients call Vanessa when they need someone they can count on to see around corners and protect their interests.

Outside of her legal practice, Vanessa puts her positive, inclusive attitude to work as a member of Bryan Cave Women, where she has hosted and coordinated events to help other women build their personal brand. Vanessa also created the first-year associate training program for the Real Estate Group and enjoys participating in the firm’s recruiting and coaching activities.

The bottom line – From the critical details to the overall business strategy, clients rely on Vanessa’s holistic perspective to help them make smart, practical decisions that will benefit them now and in the future.