Susan Thompson

Research Manager
Marketing Operations & Administrative Research

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

Susan, Research Manager for the Calgary office, is a returning member of the Avison Young team. Her recent work as the co-author of Avison Young’s Topical Report: “Canadian Cannabis Legislation and the Commercial Real Estate Industry: How Can Landlords Qualify Prospective Retail Tenants?” has brought great insight to this emerging industry and the organization. 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 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 in is an asset to Avison Young.