Susan leads Inkhouse’s real estate and development practice and oversees Inkhouse Strategies. With more than 25 years in the public, private and nonprofit sectors she brings extensive experience to our portfolio of clients. 

Prior to joining Inkhouse, Susan was the director of communications at the Boston Redevelopment Authority (now the BPDA), the city’s planning and economic development agency, where she oversaw communications for every development and planning initiative in the city of Boston from 1998-2014 (there were A LOT of them!).

As a veteran of the political and public sectors, she understands the complex nuances and processes, and lively community meetings required to navigate billions of dollars in commercial development projects through the public process. Her knowledge of and passion for urban revitalization and smart development has helped take clients from permitting and community relations through the sale and leasing life cycle of a project, with integrated, digital and earned media strategies. In just a few short years, Susan has taken the real estate practice national, representing and servicing clients across the country as they, too, branch out into new markets. 

Elsbree lends her zest for storytelling and public relations to her civic engagements. As a board member of Temple Ohabei Shalom in Brookline, a member of ICSC and CREW Boston and an active public school advocate, she volunteers to help non-profits achieve brand awareness with key audiences in an ever-changing media landscape. She also still finds time to volunteer on numerous political campaigns.


Susan holds, with pride, a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.