Susanne Lieu serves as managing director for the Ruben Companies, a New York property management and development group. Drawing on her background as a real estate attorney, she oversees the drafting of a wide variety of legal and financial documents related to the company�s commercial and residential real estate holdings, which total over 5 million square feet of space. Susanne Lieu also handles litigation related to these properties and negotiates the terms of purchase and sale agreements, leases and other transactions.

Licensed to practice law in New York and Illinois, Lieu began her legal career as a bankruptcy attorney after graduating from Northwestern University School of Law and clerking in federal bankruptcy court. She transitioned to real estate after several years, working at Illinois law firm Mayer Brown and at New York firm Shearman & Sterling before joining the Ruben Companies in 2001.

Outside of work, Susanne Lieu pursues several interests, including the violin and the piano. She also enjoys cooking and experimenting with a variety of cuisines.