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Susan Finney '80 Joins Avison Young in St. Louis as Principal

Susan Finney '80 Joins Avison Young in St. Louis as Principal

October 16, 2017

Susan Finney, a 1980 graduate of DePauw University, has been named a principal of St. Louis operations for Avison Young, which bills itself as "the world's fastest-growing commercial real estate services firm."

Today's announcement calls Finney a "highly regarded office leasing specialist," and notes that in her new roles, "she will continue to focus on landlord and tenant representation while expanding Avison Young's footprint in the St. Louis metropolitan area. Finney will also coordinate the recruitment of the next generation of office leasing specialists in the local marketplace."

"We're delighted to have Susan come on board," says Tim Convy, a principal of St. Louis Operations and managing director - brokerage for AvisonYoung. "Susan's skill at integrating all aspects of portfolio management, including lease negotiation, tenant retention, marketing and budget forecasting, will be invaluable as we grow our office sales and leasing services in St. Louis. Through her specialized knowledge, she offers clients the key advantage of streamlining the real estate process as it intersects with property management, architectural services and construction management. Landlords, tenants, developers, investors and asset managers alike will benefit from Susan's strong negotiating skills, thorough closing methods and ability to develop EAST COLLEGE TOWER hdrcreative real estate solutions. She is a standout in the industry and will be a vital asset to our firm."

Formerly vice president with the Siteman Organization, "Finney brings more than 30 years of commercial real estate experience to Avison Young. During her career, she has negotiated office leasing transactions spanning more than 10 million square feet on behalf of tenants and landlords."

Finney states, "I'm excited to be part of the firm's collaborative culture and ongoing aggressive global expansion program. By experiencing all aspects of this industry from the inside out, I am fortunate to have a unique set of skills and rare perspective that give me the advantage while serving my clients. Consequently, over the years, I have been privileged to develop many long-term relationships -- and quality friendships -- in the business community. These relationships will be strengthened through Avison Young's client-centric approach to every transaction."

An elementary education major at DePauw, Susan Marks Finney also serves her community as a volunteer with Junior Achievement, Springboard to Learning, and Gateway to Dreams.

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