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Susan Hammer is founder and managing principal of Hammer4 Real Estate Services, established to add value through experience, expertise, and innovation to the real estate property and asset management industry. She has over 40 years of commercial property management experience overseeing assets in several U.S. markets. In 2013, she received the Property Management Professional of the Year award from the Building Owners and Managers Association of Chicago.  In 2016, she led her property team to a BOMA International Outstanding Building of the Year award (TOBY) in the Over 1 Million Square Feet category, and continues to advise property teams on the TOBY competition. In 2022, Susan was named a BOMA Fellow which honors exemplary and sustained contributions to the real estate industry, the property management profession, the community and BOMA at all levels, and she continues to provide leadership and service into the future. Susan is a leader in sustainability initiatives and has received additional environmental awards and certifications.


Susan holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Kansas and a Master of Business Administration in Real Estate and Finance from DePaul University.  She is an Illinois Real Estate Broker, holds the BOMI Real Property Administrator and High Performance Designations (RPA|HP®), and is a LEED Accredited Professional with an Operations and Maintenance specialty (LEED AP O+M®). She served on BOMA International’s Executive Committee from 2020 to 2022.  She is a member of the BOMA/Chicago faculty teaching courses in the RPA and HP tracks and was Chair of the BOMA/Chicago Education Committee for over 10 years.  

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