Partner, Chief Executive Officer 

Suzanne Abair became a partner of the Atlanta Dream in February 2021 and oversees the day-to-day operations for the organization. She works closely with the team’s senior leadership to ensure the goals established for the organization are being met while also serving as the team’s representative with the WNBA Board of Governors.

Abair also continues to serve as president and chief operating officer for Northland Investment Corporation, where she oversees the day-to-day management of all aspects of Northland’s operations and leads certain strategic initiatives. She joined the company in 2004 and served as general counsel for 12 years before becoming COO.

Northland is a real estate private equity firm with $8 billion of assets under management, including more than 26,000 residential units and 2.1 million square feet of commercial space, and a $3 billion development pipeline. Northland’s core competency is the acquisition, development, long-term ownership, and management of multifamily and mixed-use assets. The firm currently owns and manages properties across sixteen states, with concentrations in New England, Atlanta, Florida, Austin, and Los Angeles. Northland was named to the National Multifamily Housing Council’s (NMHC) list of Top 50 Largest Apartment Owners for the past six years and was recently recognized again on Multifamily Leaderships’ list of Best Places to Work Multifamily, and the Top 25 Best Places to Work Multifamily for Women.

Before joining Northland, Abair was a partner at the law firm of Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC, in Boston. She was previously an associate at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP in New York City.

Suzanne holds a Bachelor of Science from Ithaca College, magna cum laude, and a Juris Doctor from SUNY Buffalo School of Law, summa cum laude. She serves on the Board and as a member of the Executive and Finance Committees of YW Boston, a not-for-profit organization whose mission is eliminating racism and empowering women.