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Suzanne Kahle, LEED AP

Director, Project Management

Suzanne Kahle, LEED AP

Director, Project Management
+1 312 4567017

Professional Experience

As a Director with CBRE, Suzanne Kahle combines her urban planning and development background and perspective to each of her projects. Kahle is currently managing the development of Cook County Health and Hospital’s Central Campus Health Center located on Stroger Hospital Campus. CBRE has been engaged along with Clayco to lead the programming, design and implementation phases for a new outpatient facility and administrative office building on the Central Campus. She is also leading the team in the redevelopment of 101 E Erie from office to a luxury Conrad Hilton.

Suzanne joined U.S. Equities in 1997 (which was acquired by CBRE in 2014) to assist with the City of Chicago Brownfield Redevelopment Program. In this capacity, Suzanne was responsible for the management of acquisition, environmental remediation, demolition, rezoning and other predevelopment activities, as well as the creation and administration of schedules and budgets for approximately 50 sites, creation and evaluation of requests for proposals on behalf of the City, negotiation with industrial end-users and development oversight.  Suzanne was also responsible for coordinating and tracking the progress of identification, environmental remediation, and development of parcels for new or expanding industrial end-users.  She was active in the City’s legislative approval process, TIF district implementation and land acquisition through the City’s eminent domain powers, lien foreclosure, and land disposition in the Central Loop as well as numerous Chicago neighborhoods.  

Prior to joining U.S. Equities, Kahle was an urban transportation planner with ICF Kaiser Engineers in Chicago, where she managed transportation projects for Metra, Chicago Transit Authority and Illinois Department of Transportation.  In this capacity, Kahle assessed economic and land use impacts of various transportation projects and developed evaluation matrices for the qualitative and quantitative comparison of project data. 

Professional Accreditations / Affiliations

  • LEED Accredited Professional BD+C
  • American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)
  • American Planning Association
  • Urban Land Institute 
  • Women in Planning and Development


  • University of Illinois-Chicago, Master of Urban Planning and Development
  • Tufts University, Bachelor of Arts in History

Significant Assignments

  • 101 E Erie - Conrad | Hotel Conversion | 240,000 SF
  • Cook County Real Estate Assessment Strategic Realignment Project | Consulting | 18 million SF
  • Fourth Presbyterian Church - Gratz Center | New Addition | 80,000 SF
  • MB Financial - Chicago | HQ Development - 40,000 SF | Office Modernization - 150,000 SF
  • University of Chicago South Campus Dormitory and Dining Facility | New Construction | 811 Beds | 350,000 SF
  • Illinois Housing Authority | Build Out | 52,000 SF
  • Chicago Park District | HQ Build Out | 118,000 SF
  • Stony Island Plaza | Retail New Construction | 175,000 SF

Clients Represented

  • City of Chicago
  • Chicago Park District
  • Harold Washington Library
  • County of Cook
  • Cook County Health and Hospital System
  • University of Chicago
  • MB Financial Bank
  • Illinois Housing Authority 
  • Calyon Financial
  • Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School
  • Anshe Emet Synagogue
  • Fourth Presbyterian Church
  • Geller Investments
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Hostelling International 
  • Columbia Collge
  • School of the Art Institute

Suzanne Kahle, LEED AP

Director, Project Management
+1 312 4567017