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Susan Rorison


Susan Rorison

Chief Operations Officer
Email: [email protected]

Ms. Rorison brings to NewMark Merrill over 25 years of institutional asset management and investment advisory experience with a strong track record of building and managing teams. She has development and redevelopment experience in the regional mall, shopping center and multi-family sectors, having overseen portfolios of over 500 properties for both private and public companies.

Ms. Rorison began her career as vice president of Prudential Real Estate Investors responsible for the overall development, redevelopment, and management of its regional malls and mixed-use shopping centers. Ms. Rorison later joined Burnham Pacific Properties, a public REIT, as national director of asset management where she supervised the development, leasing, and management of over 10 million square feet of shopping centers, overseeing a team of 20 asset/property managers.

In 2001, Ms. Rorison joined MacFarlane Partners, a pension fund advisor for CalPERS, as an investment manager responsible for completing the development, leasing, and management of selected CalPERS shopping center and multi-family assets. In 2004, Ms. Rorison joined Centro-Watt, a private REIT, as senior vice president and national director. During her tenure there, Ms. Rorison grew the portfolio to over $7 billion in assets spanning 39 states.

Immediately prior to joining NewMark Merrill, Ms. Rorison headed up the commercial portfolio for multifamily, shopping center and raw land assets for Shapell Industries. Ms. Rorison’s responsibilities there included managing joint venture relationships, creating strategic plans to unlock value, sourcing and nurturing new business opportunities, and supervising asset management and integrated disciplines.

Ms. Rorison holds an M.B.A from the University of Southern California and a B.A. in Mathematics from Southern Illinois University. She is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, and is a past council member of the Urban Land Institute.