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Kirsten Day



Day has been ranked by Chambers USA as one of America’s Leading Real Estate Lawyers since 2016, and by Best Lawyers from 2019 to 2021

Impact Northwest (fka Portland Impact) board of directors 2007 to 2013 and 2017 to 2018; vice chair 2009; chair 2010 to 2013

SOLVE Oregon board of directors 2012 to 2015; secretary and executive committee, 2013 to 2015; strategic/special projects 2015

Kirsten Day is a shareholder in Buchalter’s Portland office and a member of the firm’s real estate practice group. Day brings more than 20 years of experience to her national practice in leasing, acquisition/disposition, development and financing of regional shopping centers and other retail properties, class-A office buildings and industrial properties.

Day has ample experience as both a private attorney and as the former vice president and general counsel of PacTrust (Pacific Realty Associates LP), which has given her both a strategic focus and first-hand knowledge of the day-to-day legal issues that her clients face. While at PacTrust, Day oversaw legal matters for a 16 million-square-foot national portfolio of office, retail and industrial commercial real estate. She continues to represent a variety of clients on commercial real estate matters of all types including real estate company management responsibilities, dispute assessment, negotiating and managing regulatory environmental compliance agreements, and other legal/business questions and issues faced by real estate companies.

These are just a few of the reasons we chose Day as one of the Seattle & Pacific Northwest 2021 Women in Real Estate Award winners. Connect CRE’s Women in Real Estate Awards honor the achievements and inspirational stories of women who have reached respected positions of leadership and play key mentorship roles for others. 


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About Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown has decades of experience in corporate communications and marketing management with organizations including Coldwell Banker Residential, Grubb & Ellis, Marcus & Millichap, NAIOP, SIOR and ALM. In those positions, she worked in conjunction with chief executive officers and chief marketing officers to create corporate messaging, cohesive branding standards, strategic marketing plans and thought pieces. Brown is a frequent speaker at industry events and an editing adjunct professor for an online course. She has a master’s degree in mass communications from San Jose State University.