Susan is a seasoned senior level executive with over 30 years’ experience in the fast- paced high level land use, real estate, related finance, and public policy realm. She has designed, managed, and built hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of complex projects often surpassing the desired goals.

Susan has an outstanding knowledge of government process and has been highly instrumental in saving time and money for real estate clients. Before joining Capalino, Susan spent 20 years in city and state government, most recently as the Vice Chair of the Board of Standards and Appeals. She served as Brooklyn Borough Commissioner for the NYC Department of Buildings and as Deputy Commissioner of Planning and Community Development for Sullivan County New York, As Capital Program Manager for the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs she over managed a $500M design and construction portfolio.

Recognized for her philanthropic work, Susan is a Trustee of New York Law School where there is a named scholarship in her honor. She is also a Trustee of the Municipal Arts Society, Wave-Hill, the Bronx Museum of the Arts and Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York.  Susan graduated from Pratt Institute School of Architecture, and she holds both a JD and LLM from New York Law School.

Susan Hinkson, AIA, LLM