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Shannon Rusk

As Senior Vice President of Senior Housing Development, Shannon is responsible for developing and maintaining client relationships with an emphasis in strategic real estate planning. Shannon is the lead developer of Oppidan’s Senior Housing portfolio, including The Pillars Senior Living Communities throughout Minnesota and multiple developments in California.

Prior to joining Oppidan in 2005, Shannon amassed extensive real estate experience through her work in the corporate real estate division of Cushman & Wakefield LaSalle Partners in Chicago, IL, as well as Trammell Crow Company in St. Louis, MO. In these roles, she represented several major corporations throughout their corporate relocations across the country. Prior to this, she was an engineer for IBM Corporation.

Shannon founded Oppidan’s Women Lead Empowerment series and is a regular speaker for industry events including the Minnesota Real Estate Journal Housing Summit, MNCrew Senior Housing panel and MNCrew Women in Business panel. She’s the Secretary of the Campfire Minnesota Board and she created Senior Camp Days at Tanadoona, in which residents in Oppidan’s senior housing communities take day trips to experience the outdoors. Her prior board memberships include Children’s Cancer Research Fund, Teach for America and Junior League. In 2020, Shannon was named one of the Women in Business Honorees by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal and named to the Twin Cities Business Notable Women in CRE list.

Shannon received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Minnesota. Shannon is a member of ASHA, NIC, MNCAR and ULI.

In her free time, Shannon stays active running, biking, yoga, golf and more.

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Shannon Rusk


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