Susanne Cannon Biography

Susanne Cannon
Managing Principal, Cannon-Affiliates





Susanne Ethridge Cannon, Managing Principal, Cannon-Affiliates; Professor Emeritus, Department of Real Estate, formerly the Douglas and Cynthia Crocker Endowed Director of the Real Estate Center at DePaul University. She serves as an advisor to several high tech, big data, startup enterprises, including ParkNav, Listreports, Exemplars, Megalytics, and Urban Innovation Network.

Throughout her academic career she authored papers on topics as varied as financial institution and REIT corporate governance, real estate feasibility, technology, eminent domain, housing markets, and crowdfunding. She has also worked extensively in urban land use issues including  zoning and down zoning cases, analysis of residential and office markets, and most recently on the intersection of education, innovation, and public-private partnerships for real estate development.

Dr. Cannon has a B.A. in Economics and a Ph.D. in Finance, both from the University of Texas, Austin. She is active in professional associations including: PREA, ULI, ICSC, Lambda Alpha International, and the American Real Estate Society, where she has been a board member and where she was the initial Chairman of the Education Committee, creating the education track at their annual meetings. She has been a Distinguished Fellow of the NAIOP Research Foundation and is currently a Weimer Fellow of the Homer Hoyt Advanced Studies Institute, and a Fellow of the Real Estate Research Institute. She was recently named one of the top fifty women in commercial real estate in Chicago.