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Bret J. Sheffield

Bret J. Sheffield, CCIM

As Vice President of Development Services for VanTrust Real Estate Services, Bret Sheffield directs the development process throughout the life of the project. This includes interaction and coordination with internal and external team members such as land owners, brokers, government agencies, lenders, engineers, architects, construction managers and property managers. As a part of the real estate division, Bret is involved in land transactions, redevelopment projects, build-to-suits, tenant leases, and strategic planning. He is responsible for the successful delivery of projects from concept through disposition.

Bret has been engaged in commercial real estate development, construction and architecture since 1987. He has managed the development of projects including entitlements, due diligence, financial feasibility and incentives.

Bret has been involved with numerous office, industrial, and retail projects across the Midwest. This includes such projects as the proposed redevelopment of Plaza Vista (formerly known as The West Edge), the national headquarters for BKD in Springfield, Capital One Home Loans in Overland Park, Corporate Ridge Office Park in Olathe, Kansas City Road Business Park in Olathe, and Congress Corporate Center in Kansas City.

Bret is a graduate of the University of Nebraska with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies and a Master of Science, Land Development degree from Texas A & M University. He is an Adjunct Instructor in the Graduate Level of Construction Means & Methods at the University of Missouri Kansas City and serves on the Board of Directors for the Kansas City Chapter of Certified Commercial Investment Members (CCIM). Bret has served as Chairman of the EDC Advisory Board, Olathe Chamber of Commerce and was the Past President for the Olathe Public Schools Foundation.

Significant Development Projects
Plaza Vista Office Tower - Kansas City, MO
The Crossroads at Belton - Belton, MO
The Village at Mission Farms - Overland Park, KS
Corporate Ridge Office Park - Olathe & Lenexa, KS
910 St. Louis—BKD National Headquarters - Springfield, MO
Congress Corporate Center - Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Road Business Park (Equus Computer Systems) - Olathe, KS
Spruce Industrial Office Park - Olathe, KS

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