Susan Harte is an independent member of the Board of Directors, Audit Committee and Chair of the ESG Committee of SusGlobal (“SNRG”), an industrial, environmental and agricultural biotechnology company focused on waste to energy and regenerative product applications.
Ms. Harte is a nationally recognized leader in Site Selection, Location Economics and Tax Incentives and currently a principal of the international consulting firm Hickey & Associates. As a practice leader for over 20 years at firms such as CBRE (Fortune #128), JLL (Fortune #185) and Grant Thornton, she has combined her expertise in commercial real estate, site selection and location economics, to drive internal stakeholder consensus to better business location decisions and assist her clients in leveraging location as a competitive advantage. Ms. Harte has managed major site selection projects for many Fortune 500 companies involving complex multi-jurisdictional competitive strategies from headquarter relocations to greenfield manufacturing facilities. Pursuant to her work, she has structured and negotiated over one billion dollars in location incentives such as real estate tax abatements, sales tax exemptions, and specialty bond financing, for her clients’ projects.
Prior to her site selection career, Ms. Harte worked as Counsel for Reebok, Far East, in Hong Kong where she managed the company’s international trade issues and negotiated shipping and manufacturing contracts. Ms. Harte later moved to Tokyo to fill the foreign associate position at the law firm of Miyake & Yamazaki, working on US/Japan joint ventures, technology transfers and assisting Japanese companies with US market access issues.
Ms. Harte sits on the Board of the Sullivan County, NY Land Bank, a public/private corporation whose mission is to strengthen neighborhoods through strategic property acquisition and redevelopment of blighted properties that will create vibrant neighborhoods, increase homeownership and stimulate economic growth. She is a New York State licensed real estate broker and Notary Public and is admitted to the Virginia and New York State Bars. As the sole principal of White Lake Woods LLC, Ms. Harte has also developed and built a small multi-family housing project in Sullivan County, NY.
Ms. Harte graduated magna cum laude, with a Bachelor of Arts from University of Richmond, and then received her Juris Doctorate from the George Mason University School of Law & Economics. She also possesses a Masters certification in Corporate Real Estate.