Susan Bloch specializes in economic development and transactional real estate matters. Susan represents public agencies and private and non-profit developers in transactions involving the acquisition, development, financing, leasing and sale of residential, commercial and industrial properties; and the development and implementation of affordable housing policies and programs.
Susan is a member of the California Redevelopment Association’s (CRA) Technical Advisory Committee, and in that capacity has conducted training for successor agencies addressing the windup of redevelopment agency affairs. She is also a member of the Post-Redevelopment Task Force organized by the City Attorneys’ division of the California League of Cities (LOCC) and is the Chair of the Task Force’s subgroup addressing property transactions, litigation, and City-Agency agreements. Susan is also an active participant in the housing committee of the LOCC Post-Redevelopment Task Force.
Susan has negotiated and drafted real estate acquisition, development, disposition, financing and leasing documents for redevelopment agencies, municipalities and other public entities, including the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles, the Redevelopment Agency of the City of San Leandro, Placer County Redevelopment Agency, Sacramento Regional Transit District, East Bay Regional Parks District, the City of Union City, the City of Rancho Cordova, the City of Dublin, the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Milpitas, the Redevelopment Agency of the City of South San Francisco, the City of Millbrae Redevelopment Agency, the Petaluma Community Development Commission, the City of Elk Grove, the Transportation Agency of Monterey County, and the Moraga-Orinda Fire District.
Prior to joining Burke, Susan represented institutional lenders, private developers and non-profit organizations in connection with leasing, development and financing transactions.
Before beginning her practice as an attorney, Susan served as Program Manager with the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency and as a consultant to the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation and the National Economic Development and Law Center. She has been a speaker at conferences and seminars sponsored by the League of California Cities, the California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB), the Real Property Section of the California State Bar, the California Redevelopment Association, Housing California, the Northern California Association for Non-Profit Housing, California Association for Local Economic Development (CALED), the California Association of Local Housing Finance Agencies (Cal-ALHFA), the Bay Area City Attorneys Association (BACA) and the City Attorneys Association of Los Angeles County (CAALAC).