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

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 229 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
4901 Main
The Crossroads at Belton
Glendale 101
Northgate Retail
Park 290 Building Three
Park 290 Building Two
Park 290 Building One
Tuttle Crossing
Overland One Building 3
Overland One Building 2
Overland One Building 1
Platte International Commerce Center
Congress Logistics Center 637
Three Hallbrook Place
Forney Distribution Center
Terracon Consultants, Inc.
Raymore Commerce Center Building 3
Amazon Build-to-Suit
2300 Main
Woodend Industrial 2
Woodend Industrial 1
Widmer Industrial
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