Professional Profiles


Managing Director, Principal - Office Brokerage

Susan Smith currently serves as managing director, principal at Newmark Grubb Zimmer overseeing the office division. In addition to leading the office brokerage team, Ms. Smith specializes in landlord representation, asset management and receivership.  Her experience in all aspects of the commercial real estate industry has enabled her to utilize her financial background in the daily activities of brokerage as she assists owners and investors on lease structuring and the overall financial performance of properties and projects.
Ms. Smith started out at Zimmer Real Estate Services in 1991 as a staff accountant and has spent the past 25 years in the commercial real estate industry. She has served as a property accountant and project accountant for Lenexa Industrial Park and Zimmer Real Estate Services, Inc., and also has experience as a project manager and property manager.
  • Arvest Bank
  • CapRocq Real Estate
  • City of Roeland Park
  • Consolidated Fire District of Johnson County
  • Coventry Real Estate Service
  • Dixon Lumber
  • JMZ Associates
  • OakTree
  • Pine Development
  • Prairie Village Office Center, LC
  • Real Estate Corporation, Inc.
  • Scanlan Kemper Bard Companies
  • Zimmer Investors 199
  • Alliance Shippers
  • American Family
  • Boice Raidl Rhea
  • CertFocus
  • Cretcher Lynch (now Cretcher Lynch)
  • Dixon Lumber
  • Foreclosure Management
  • Lincare
  • Park University
  • Penway Realty Associates
  • University of Kansas Hospital Authority
    • University of Kansas OB/GYN
  • Vin Solutions
  • White Goss
  • Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR)
  • Northeast Johnson County Chamber of Commerce
  • Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS® (KCRAR)
  • Board of directors
  • Best practice committee
  • CoStar Power Broker, 2013
  • Third Highest Volume Office, KCRAR, 2013
  • 7.5 Million Dollar Club, KCRAR, 2008
  • 4 Million Dollar Club, KCRAR, 2007
  • 3 Million Dollar Club, KCRAR, 2005 and 2006
  • Graduate, Leadership Northeast, 2005
  • Rising Star, Zimmer Real Estate Services, 2005
  • 1 Million Dollar Club, KCRAR, 2004
Ms. Smith earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and business administration from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas.



Managing Director, Principal - Office Brokerage
Kansas City
Newmark Grubb Zimmer
1220 Washington Street
Suite 300
Kansas City, MO 64105
T 816.474.2000
D 816.268.4215
M 816.810.5371
F 816.421.6666
Independently owned and operated
Areas of Specialization
  • Owner Representation
  • Tenant Representation
Years of Experience
25 years