Susan Tjarksen Managing Director
Susan Tjarksen co-founded KIG CRE in 2015, which was acquired by Cushman & Wakefield in 2018. With more than 30 years of real estate experience working with both private and public investment institutions throughout the country.
Prior to brokerage, Susan was a leader in apartment and mixed-use development, having planned, built, designed, financed and delivered projects totaling more than $3.5 billion in revenue. She has also successfully developed and sold 12,000 residential units, 2,500 hotel rooms and more than 2M square feet of retail and office space.
Susan is a member of the Forbes Real Estate Council, Roosevelt University’s MBIRE Advisory Board and the Lincoln Park Builders Club of Chicago. Susan holds a Bachelor of Finance from The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign and completed her Masters work in finance as a Rotary International Fellow at Essex University, Colchester, England.
Kristina Garcia Senior Associate