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Suzanne S. Hollander

Suzanne S. Hollander

Industry Liaison, Jerome Bain Real Estate Institute

Tibor and Sheila Hollo School of Real Estate

College of Business
Florida International University

FIU Downtown on Brickell
1101 Brickell Avenue, S 1100
Miami, FL 33131-3105

P: (305) 779-7898
E: sshollan@fiu.edu

Curriculum Vitae


  • JD, Law
    University of Miami, Miami, Florida
  • Bachelor of Arts, Government
    Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire

Areas of Expertise

  • Contracts
  • Leasing
  • Property Management
  • Real Estate
  • Zoning and Development
  • Property Rights

Professional Activities

Suzanne Hollander, is a Real Estate Attorney, Broker, Commentator & Blogger on real estate, property rights and housing, whose quotes are frequently featured in The Wall Street Journal -Market Watch, Yahoo!Finance, The Miami Herald, El Nuevo Herald,  Biz News,  The Real Deal,  South Florida Business Journal and Mercado De Dinero USA.

Suzanne represents national and international buyers and sellers on the purchase, sale and management of property and exercise of property rights.  During the real estate boom, Suzanne was corporate counsel and project manager for a developer building large scale projects in Downtown Miami. In this role, Suzanne managed government relations, tenants, property tax appeals and the filing of condominium documents with the State of Florida. Previously, Suzanne practiced law in large law firms.

Currently, Suzanne provides real estate consulting and brokerage services to private clients; has provided real estate consulting services to the City of Miami Beach Office of Real Estate, Housing & Development and speaks frequently on the exercise of property rights to audiences around the world. Most recently, in July 2015, Suzanne delivered the Leadership Speech for the Hispanic National Bar Foundation Law Week in Washington D.C.

Suzanne is the Vice Chair of the City of Miami Beach Affordable Housing Advisory Board, appointed to the Board by the City of Miami Beach Mayor and City Commission.  Suzanne sits on the Board of the Directors of Commercial Real Estate Women Miami – where she is the Education Director. 

Suzanne is recognized publically for her excellence in real estate teaching and mentoring, winning the 2015 Best Course of the Year – Masters in International Real Estate Award, 2014 Finalist AXA Business Woman of the Year, Entrepreneur Category, 2014 Winner – Miami Dade Chamber of Commerce’s Thelma Gibson Award – Entrepreneur Category, 2013 Winner – Mentor of the Year- Commercial Real Estate Women, 2012 Winner, New Member of the Year, Commercial Real Estate Women. 
Suzanne taught Commercial Leasing and Commercial-Contract-to-Closing at New York University's (NYU) Schack Institute of Real Estate. 

In addition to her role teaching, serves as the official representative to the real estate community on behalf of FIU’s Jerome Bain Real Estate Institute.

Courses Taught

  • Legal Environment of Real Estate
  • Real Estate Law
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