Susan Lawson, a native of Chicago, is broker and managing director for Newmark Knight Frank’s Chicago operation where she has been involved in the sale of over $3.6 billion apartment properties since joining ARA in 2007. Her Chicago market expertise includes both downtown and suburban assets, and her client list ranges from private equity funds, institutional advisors, REITS, and developers including American Realty Advisors, JP Morgan, Steadfast Companies, Marquette, and Golub, just to name a few. With experience in a wide variety of apartment transactions, including high-level performing properties, newly developed Class A assets, value-add opportunities and others, clients rely on Ms. Lawson as a knowledgeable source of market trends and statistics. She is involved in all aspects of the marketing process including market research, business and client development, asset valuation and underwriting, contract negotiation and closing. Ms. Lawson obtained a Master of Business Administration from Loyola University after receiving an undergraduate degree from University of Wisconsin, Madison.