Ms. Susan M. Ansel
Chief Executive Officer & President, Gables Residential
Susan Ansel is Chief Executive Officer and President of Gables Residential, a private real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on development, acquisition and management of institutional quality apartment communities throughout the United States. Ms. Ansel has been with Gables Residential since its Initial Public Offering and with its predecessor Trammell Crow Residential since 1987. Ms. Ansel’s previous responsibilities with Gables/Crow include Chief Operating Officer, national responsibility for the company’s real estate technology efforts, development and acquisitions, asset management and financial operations. Prior to this time, she was a Vice President with The Daseke Group. In 2010 Ms. Ansel was named Multifamily Executive of the Year by Multifamily Executive. In 2010 and 2012 she was named a Woman of Influence by Real Estate Forum. Ms. Ansel is currently an Executive Committee Member and Vice Chairwoman of the National Multifamily Housing Council Board of Directors. She is a member of The Real Estate Council, Dallas, Texas and previously served as the Chairwoman of its Board of Directors. She is an active member of the Urban Land Institute. She has served on the Board of Directors of The National Apartment Association Education Institute and on the Board of The Independent Multifamily Communications Council. She is also a member of The Dallas Summer Musical Board of Directors and DePauw University’s Board of Trustees. Ms. Ansel earned a Bachelor of Arts, with a major in Economics from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana.