Susan Thompson

Insight Manager, Alberta

  • Calgary
  • 1200, 585 - 8th Avenue SW
  • Eighth Avenue Place - West
  • Calgary, AB T2P 1G1 CA

Susan, Insight Manager for the Alberta region, is a returning member of the Avison Young team. Her continuing work with local, national, and international media as a commentator for the Calgary commercial real estate market has given her recognition within the industry as one of the preeminent sources of information and knowledge for commercial real estate analytics, transaction analysis and office leasing market analysis for Calgary.

Prior to her return, she spent over five years with Calgary Economic Development. First as their Business Development Manager specializing in Real Estate, helping companies bringing their business to Calgary navigate the commercial real estate market. Then as their overall Research Manager providing economic analysis and commentary on the Calgary market.

After starting her career in assessment, Susan spent over seven years with RealNet Canada, the leading provider of third-party commercial real estate sales information. Working her way up from Research Analyst to Manager for the Calgary office, Susan analyzed thousands of commercial real estate transactions and is extremely knowledgeable about the commercial real estate market in Calgary. Susan also previously spent over four years as the Research Manager for Avison Young’s Calgary office and was responsible for dozens of reports on the Calgary commercial real estate market, covering office, retail and industrial leasing as well as business condominium properties and commercial property sales.

Susan has a Bachelor of Commerce degree, with a major in Management Analysis from the University of Alberta. Well recognized in the industry, Susan’s name is often seen in the media as she provides commentary and insight on current commercial real estate topics. Susan's breadth of knowledge across the commercial real estate market and in data analytics is an asset to Avison Young.