Susan Tjarksen

Managing Director • United States

Susan Tjarksen Chicago Managing Director
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225 West Wacker
Chicago, Illinois 60606
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Susan Tjarksen

Managing Director • United States


Susan Tjarksen co-founded KIG CRE in 2015, which was acquired by Cushman & Wakefield in 2018. She has 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 2 million square feet of retail and office space.


  • Bachelor of Finance, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Master of Finance, Essex University

Awards & Associations

  • National Multifamily Housing Council
  • Forbes Real Estate Council
  • Roosevelt University’s MBIRE Advisory Board
  • Lincoln Park Builders Club of Chicago

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