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What You Don’t Know About Susan Bourgeois

Photo: On far right with Rappaport team.
Title: Leasing and brokerage director, Rappaport.
Job focus: Lease shopping centers and represent retailers.
Company: 100-employee firm focused in greater DC and Baltimore; Landlord rep’d for Terrell Place and Eatonville, and tenant rep’d for Potenza, Ruth’s Chris, and Panera. 
Memorable project: Spent seven years working on Walgreens and Bank of America in Centreville. Project included excavation of outhouses and foundation of Newgate Tavern, which dated to 1740’s.
Current project: Oversee retail and office leasing at Village at Leesburg, a 1.2M SF mixed-use project. 
Dream project: Having more shopping centers to lease like Vienna Shopping Center.
Why commercial real estate: Grew up in boom times of Florida where new buildings went up daily and wanted to be part of it.
Hometown: Palm Beach Gardens.
Current home: McLean.
School: University of Florida – Double Gator (undergrad and law school).
First job: Publix cashier.
Job in another life: Renovating/flipping houses or flower shop owner.
Most admired person (living or dead): Previous generation of women who charted map of being mother and professional. “Can’t do it all but can do what you want.”
Greatest fear: As mother of three teens, phone ringing when they are out. 
Daily habit: Iced tea for breakfast.
Wished-for talent: To sing.
Favorite app: Words with Friends.
Guilty pleasure: Doritos.
Stranded island necessities: Good wine, food, friends, and books.
Family: Married 20 years; three kids; and two Welch corgis.
Startling fact: “I really am 6 feet tall.”


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