Tanya Brady

Phillips Edison & Company

Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Job Functions: Acquisitions & Dispositions, Capital Markets, Leasing, Legal


Tanya Brady has served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Phillips Edison & Company since January 2015. Tanya joined PECO in 2013 as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel. She has over 20 years of experience in commercial real estate and corporate transactions including joint venture and fund formation matters, structuring and negotiating asset and entity-level acquisitions and dispositions and related financings, the sales and purchases of distressed loans, and general corporate matters. She also has extensive commercial leasing and sale leaseback experience.

Prior to joining PECO, Tanya was a partner at the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Chicago, Illinois. Prior to that, she held associate positions at the law firms of Freeborn & Peters LLP (Chicago, Illinois), King & Spalding LLP (Atlanta, Georgia) and Scoggins & Goodman, P.C. (Atlanta, Georgia).

Tanya is active in CREW Utah, serving on the sponsorship committee, and is a member of the National Association of Real Estate Investments Trusts (NAREIT) and ICSC. She was awarded Corporate Counsel's Women, Influence and Power in Law Award in 2019 and 2020, as well as Connect Commercial Real Estate's 2019 Women in Real Estate Award (National). She was also named as a 2019 Women of Influence by Real Estate Forum / GlobeSt.

Tanya received a Bachelor of Civil Law degree with honors from the National University of Ireland College of Law in Dublin, Ireland, and a Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law in Chicago. She is licensed to practice in Illinois, Georgia, Ohio and Utah.

Favorite PECO Core Value

Always Keep Learning – “Things are always changing, so we have to constantly be on top of our game through continuing to learn. This constant learning feeds into “Do the Right Thing,” which is a core part of my role as General Counsel. What’s right by the laws and regulations this year might have evolved by next year, so we have to always keep learning to make sure it’s the right thing.”

Areas of Interest

Risk Profile
Deal Type
Acquisition, Development, Ground Lease, Loan Purchase, Opportunity Zone, Partner Buyout, Pre-Development, Recapitalization, Refinance, Rehabilitation
Property Type