Professional Profiles


Senior Managing Director, Principal - Office Brokerage

Susan Smith currently serves as senior 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 26 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.
Partial Client List: 
w  Arvest Bank
w  CapRocq Real Estate
w  The RMR Group
w  The Dalmark Group
w  Scanlan Kemper Bard Companies
w  OakTree Capital
w  JMZ Associates
w  Dixon Lumber
w  Pine Development
w  Prairie Village Office Center, LC
w  Real Estate Corporation, Inc.
w  Coventry Real Estate Company
w  Zimmer Investors 199
w  Consolidated Fire District of Johnson County
w  The City of Roeland Park
Partial List of Transactions:
w  Alliance Shippers
w  American Family
w  Boice Raidl Rhea
w  CertFocus
w  Cretcher Lynch
w  Dixon Lumber
w  Foreclosure Management
w  Lincare
w  Park University
w  University of Kansas Hospital Authority
w  University of Kansas OB/GYN
w  Vin Solutions
w  White Goss
Professional Affiliations
w  Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR)
w  Northeast Johnson County Chamber of Commerce
w  Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS® (KCRAR)
    Board of directors
    Best practice committee
Professional Achievements:
w  CoStar Power Broker, 2013
w  CoStar Power Broker, 2016
w  Third Highest Volume Office, KCRAR, 2013
w  7.5 Million Dollar Club, KCRAR, 2008
w  4 Million Dollar Club, KCRAR, 2007
w  3 Million Dollar Club, KCRAR, 2005 and 2006
w  Graduate, Leadership Northeast, 2005
w  Rising Star, Zimmer Real Estate Services, 2005
w  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.
Senior 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
26 years