Julia Taylor

Vice President, Legal |

Kansas City

Julia has over 17 years of expertise in commercial real estate, with the majority of that time spent acting as outside counsel for developers and a history with VanTrust. Julia oversees legal services for VanTrust’s nationwide locations and works out of the Kansas City office.

Prior to joining VanTrust in 2023, Julia worked for Dentons and is now returning to VanTrust to bring her legal expertise in-house. In her capacity as a Partner in the Real Estate Practice at Dentons, Julia has handled many of VanTrust land acquisition, leasing, joint venture and financing transactions over the years.

Julia holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Business and Political Science from Baker University as well as a Juris Doctorate from the University of Texas School of Law. She is a member of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), the Urban Land Institute (ULI).

Awards & Recognition
  • Ranked, Band 2, MO: Kansas City & Surrounds, Chambers USA, 2019 – 2023
  • 40 Under Forty, Ingram’s Magazine, 2021
  • Missouri Lawyers Media, Up & Coming Award, 2020
  • “Best of the Bar,” “NextGen Leader” Kansas City Business Journal, 2019
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, KS and MO, 2013
  • 20 in Their 20’s, Ingram’s Magazine, 2010
  • 20 Under 40, CREW Network, 2010
Community Affiliations
  • National MS Society


Professional Affiliations
  • State Bar of Kansas, Missouri & Texas
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • CREW, Commercial Real Estate Women
  • ULI, Urban Land Institute

Notable Projects

Vantage North One
Vantage North Three
Vantage 2 – Saddle Creek Logistics
VT 303 North
Ankeny Airport Industrial Land
Bonner Springs Industrial
SEC 159th & Hwy 169
Raymore Commerce Center South
Cornerstone Commerce Center – Building B
Altus Commerce Center Building C
New Century Commerce Center Building B2
New Century Commerce Center Building B1
New Century Commerce Center Building A
Urban Loop Commerce Center
Arapaho Station
North Laredo Industrial Park Building 1
Terrell Logistics Center
Air 70 Logistics Park Building 1
Avon Landings Commerce Park Building 1
Park 536 Building 2
Park 536 Building 1
New Albany 445 – Cupertino
New Albany 525
Interstate West Building B
Imeson Park South 1003 Building E
Imeson Park South 547 Building C
Imeson Park South 235 Building B1
Exchange Logistics Park at I-85 Building 3
Exchange Logistics Park at I-85 Building 2
Project Venus – BTS
The Village at Mission Farms
New Albany Tech Park
DalParc I-20 Logistics – Land Site
Rickenbacker Exchange Building 4
Rickenbacker Exchange Building 3
One South Plaza | 4901 Main
The Crossroads at Belton
VT 101
Northgate Retail
Park 290 Building Three
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