Susan de França joined Douglas Elliman Development Marketing as President and CEO in 2011. Susan’s unrivaled experience and expertise in pre-development design and planning, marketing, and sales have been integral to the firm's success, contributing to an $87 billion global new development portfolio. Headquartered in NYC and under Susan's tutelage, DEDM has successfully expanded into South Florida, California, Massachusetts, and Texas. The firm's world-class portfolio includes 432 Park Avenue, 111 West 57th Street, 111 Murray, 150 Charles, Faena House, Miami Beach EDITION, Four Seasons Private Residences Fort Lauderdale, and West Hollywood EDITION, all of which have achieved record breaking sales.
Susan’s vision, passion and expertise are reflected in the success of Douglas Elliman Development Marketing under her tutelage. With over 100 in-house development professionals and an $87 billion global new development portfolio, Douglas Elliman Development Marketing is a real estate leader both nationally and internationally.
Prior to joining Douglas Elliman, Susan was the President of Related Sales and presided over $8 billion worth of sales within the company’s luxury and super-luxury condominium portfolio, with properties in New York, Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles. During her tenure at Related, her prestigious portfolio included One Central Park, The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, The Chatham and Superior Ink. Susan also previously acted as Executive Vice President and Managing Director of The Sunshine Group Ltd.