One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza

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One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza
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As the managing director of Ruben Companies in New York, Susanne Lieu oversees the development and management of commercial and residential real estate in New York, Washington D.C., and Boston. A real estate professional for more than 15 years, Susanne Lieu has handled prominent properties, such as One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza in New York City, for domestic and international companies.

Within walking distance of the United Nations building in New York, One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza is located between 47th and 48th streets on Second Avenue and features a 50-story tower with picturesque views of the East River. It also includes a two-story lobby and parking garage onsite.

The building was named for Dag Hammarskjold, a Swedish diplomat who served as Secretary General of the United Nations for two terms in the 1950s. A self-declared political independent, Hammarskjold is best known for his efforts to prevent armed conflict in the Middle East by focusing on diplomatic negotiations as a means of resolving issues.

Organization Helping Women with Real Estate Careers

WX New York Women Executives in Real Estate Image: wxnyre.org

WX New York Women Executives in Real Estate
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Having earned her juris doctor from Northwestern University School of Law, Susanne Lieu serves as the managing director of Ruben Companies in New York. Possessing a background in real estate, Susanne Lieu participates in WX New York Women Executives in Real Estate.

The invitation-only association comprises executive-level women who are active in the area’s real estate sector. WX’s mentoring program helps women new to the profession advance in the field by learning from female leaders offering advice, inspiration, and even possible promotion and available career opportunities.

Aside from inspiration and advice, WX also awards scholarships to women who are in their last year of studies for their real estate career. Upon approval, each student receives a grant of an amount up to $10,000 toward their schooling needs. The scholarship program has given support to more than 200 women since 2004. More than $1 million has been paid out by the organization toward the scholarships at 14 schools.

The 2013-2014 WX Mentoring Program

A New York-based professional with extensive experience in real estate, Susanne Lieu is a member of the WX New York Women Executives in Real Estate. Using her experience as a former associate of the real estate department of Shearman & Sterling, LLP, Susanne Lieu helps WX recruit women in the field of real estate.

WX’s programs are designed to promote professionalism, integrity, and ethics in order to stimulate the advancement of women in the field. On November 12, 2013, WX invited the founder and president of Real Capital Analytics, Robert White, Jr., to talk about the significance of capital in real estate markets. The next event of the 2013-14 mentoring program aimed to develop workplace communication skills through an interactive session. WX organized a panel consisting of organization members as well as a professional career coach to ensure that the participants received concrete advice that they could use to improve their communication skills.

New York Is Finding Real Estate Opportunities as a Secondary Market

Susanne Lieu is an attorney with many years of experience in corporate and real estate law. Currently working as managing director of Ruben Companies in New York City, she helps to manage more than five million square feet of retail, commercial, and residential property. Before joining Ruben Companies in 2001, she worked as an associate in the real estate department of Shearman & Sterling, LLP, where she helped lenders and investors with real estate transactions ranging from $18 million to more than $1 billion. As someone involved in the real estate market, Susanne Lieu pays attention to trends within the industry.

According to an article published in September 2014 by the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE), real estate industry experts agree that the current market is ideal for investing in secondary markets where property is cheaper and yields are higher. These secondary markets in the South and Northwest have received interest, and, just recently, upstate New York is finding urban reinvention.

One of the reasons for interest in New York is the increasing use of technology and high-tech industries, including green technology and health care. TechAmerica Foundation named Albany as one the fastest growing high-tech job markets in the country in its 2010 study. Furthermore, in 2013, Forbes named Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, and Albany as some of the best places for businesses and careers.