President, BOMA Toronto
Sector: Non-Profit Sector
Discipline: Commercial Real Estate
As an accomplished real estate executive, Susan has over 20 years of experience in the ‘Commercial Real Estate Industry’ in the operation and management of leading award winning flagship assets in both the office and retail sectors. Susan has held progressively senior positions within the industry. Her last position was that of General Manager, Toronto Eaton Centre, Cadillac Fairview’s 4 million square foot flagship asset, where she led a team of 160 people. In this capacity, she was responsible for the strategy, vision and day to day operations of the multi billion dollar asset and led the team through the harrowing shooting in the ‘Urban Eatery’ in 2012.
After a career sabbatical to pursue her MBA, Susan moved to the not for profit world in the industry that she loves to lead BOMA Toronto, the second largest BOMA Association in the world. In this capacity, she is responsible for the strategic vision, advancing the organization’s mission, objectives and values, overseeing daily operations, profitability and growth to drive and enhancing member value. She is also focused on driving change, collaboration and mentoring women in the Commercial Real Estate Industry.
Susan is the former Chair, Board of Directors, BOMA Toronto; the former Chair of both the BOMA Canada and BOMA Toronto Awards Committees, and has served on BOMA judging panels on the local, Canadian, and International levels. She is an active member of the International Counsel of Shopping Centres (ICSC) where she Co-Chaired both the 2013 and 2014 ICSC Canadian Convention and continues to sit on the Canadian Convention Planning Committee. As well, Susan sits on the Advisory Council for the Real Estate Management Program at the Ted Rogers School of Business at Ryerson University, and the City of Toronto Food Advisory Committee. She has won numerous property awards including a Canadian TOBY Building of the Year and Earth Awards.
Susan holds her dual MBA from Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management and York University Schulich School of Business and her RPA professional designation from BOMI (Building Owners and Managers Institute).