Jennifer D. Suess

Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, RioCan REIT

Jennifer is the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at RioCan REIT since 2017. In her role, Jennifer has oversight of a wide variety of functions including a diverse and full service Legal team, Lease Administration, Insurance and managing the Board of Trustees. Prior to joining RioCan, Jennifer held a variety of in-house positions, most recently at Alcon Canada Inc, a division of Novartis, where she was their first-ever General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, Head of Meetings and Events and Head of Communications. Jennifer is a graduate of Windsor Law School and the University of Toronto. She began her legal career at Blake, Cassels & Grayson LLP before moving to Goodmans LLP with a focus in corporate, securities and life sciences law. While at RioCan, she has been responsible for fully integrating the legal team within the broader business, with a particular focus on Construction and Development, as well as Leasing. Under her leadership, RioCan has been awarded a variety of awards in the last several years for work in the Environmental, Social & Governance areas.