Susan has extensive experience (30+ years) in transactional and contract negotiations, strategic planning, and personnel management as a long time Corporate Real Estate Executive with SunTrust Banks.
Former SVP of Corporate Real Estate who led all operational areas of the corporate real estate function including asset management, lease administration, project management and construction, facility management and other support functions including transition services. Managed, planned and directed Mid-Atlantic Group (6.5M SF, $140M budget). Oversaw acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, condemnations, tenant relationships, capital expeditures, occupancy expense, budgeting/spend analysis, project and construction and facility management.
Areas of Expertise
Operations & Risk Analysis • Strategic Initiative Implementation • Supplier/Vendor Management • Due Diligence & Compliance • Relationship Building
$80M run rate P&L enhancement. Spearheaded the 2007-2008 SunTrust Corporate Real Estate Group's strategic initiative which leveraged the owned real estate portfolio
$2.5M reduction in administrative expense. Orchestrated the 2012 outsourcing of corporate real estate functions to an outsourced provider.
Consolidation of multiple leased locations into an owned building complex - negotiatied real estate transactions and constructed two office buildings. Project encompassed a total of 1 million square and $80M in construction costs.
EDUCATION & HONORS
Virginia Tech • University of Richmond • CCIM & CPM • 2010 Top 20 Commercial Real Estate Women in Richmond