Vanessa Straughn

Business Services Administrator


Vanessa joined the Business Services Team at RiverFront in March of 2019. She serves as the Business Services Administrator. Vanessa brings a wealth of experience with her from her time at CBRE, supporting global workspace accounts across the United States and Canada.

Prior to RiverFront, Vanessa supported alliance directors for CBRE facilities management, supporting manufacturing sites for Hewlett Packard and Schneider Electric. She also worked at Capital One as a senior coordinator, supporting special projects for leadership on the sales team. After earning an associate degree in science/horticulture, she started her own floral and landscape design business. In her role with RiverFront, she supports the daily operations of the building, overseeing vendors, supplies, and supporting our Chief Operating Officer.

Vanessa is a master gardener, Virginia certified horticulturist, and holds a floral design certification. Outside of the office, you will find her camping, hiking, kayaking, and seeing live music with her husband and daughter.

Community Involvement

  • Richmond Tool Bank
  • Junior Achievement
  • Shalom Farms
  • Connor’s Heroes