Susie Levin Rice has been a vital participant in the commercial real estate business in Florida for 28 years. She is also a community activist, patron of the arts, and organizer of cultural projects. President of RMC Property Group of Tampa, Florida, and a licensed real estate broker in Florida, Susie oversees all corporate and real estate operations of the RMC Property Group. Born and raised in New York, with a Bachelor of Business degree from George Washington University, Susie began her career as a Commercial Bank Examiner with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. In 1989, she joined her family’s commercial real estate firm, RMC Realty Companies, Ltd., as a leasing agent and immediately saw both the need and challenge to grow and develop the infrastructure of RMC into the premier full-service real estate company in Florida. In 1996, Susie’s efforts were recognized when RMC was ranked #1 among Florida’s shopping center leasing and management companies in The Tampa Bay Business Journal. Susie was also recognized by the Journal in 2004 as Young Business Woman of the Year.
A real estate industry expert, Susie has spoken and presented to organizations such as CREW, REIC, and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). She is also currently a member of the Executive Advisory Council for the University of South Florida’s Muma College of Business and the College of Arts and Letters at the University of Tampa. She serves as a business mentor with the Florida-Israel Business Accelerator (FIBA) program. Currently, Susie serves on the board of Shoe Giver of Tampa and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Tampa Museum of Art. Susie has served on the boards of several organizations, including the Jewish Family Services Resource Committee, the Corporation to Develop Communities, the David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts, the Florida Institute for Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy, the Hillsborough County Board of Advisors, and the St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation. A former co-chair of the Lion of Judah, Susie has raised funds for the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and served as a volunteer with Meals on Wheels. In 2010, she received the Woman of Distinction Award from the Tampa Jewish Federation, honoring women who exemplify leadership and commitment to the Tampa Jewish community. Susie and her husband, Mitchell Rice, were honored in 2019 with the Tampa Jewish Federation’s Real Estate Society Leadership Award.
In the arts, Susie’s passion, vision, and organizing skills have benefited a broad swath of audiences. She and Mitchell are passionate collectors of contemporary Cuban art and co-founded, in 2015, The Cuban Arts Group, dedicated to enriching and strengthening cross-cultural connections through exhibitions and a diverse educational program. In 2016, Susie helped organize “Growing Up in Neverland,” an exhibition of contemporary Cuban art at The Scarfone/Hartley Gallery, University of Tampa. Also that year, Susie and Mitchell co-chaired the Tampa Museum of Art’s Pavilion XXXI, an event that raised funds to support Museum exhibitions and educational programs. In 2017, Susie was instrumental in securing artist Esterio Segura’s sculpture Good-bye My Love Tampa Seven Days a Week for installation at Tampa International Airport.
Susie and Mitchell Rice live in Tampa, where they raised their three children.