Deborah Ratner Salzberg
Deborah Ratner Salzberg is Washington DC Region Chairman for Brookfield Properties, a global real estate development and operating company with 300 million square feet of prime office and retail space under management, 59,000 apartments and 9 million square feet of commercial space in development. Brookfield is one of the most prominent commercial property owners in the greater DC metro area, with 28 office properties totaling 10.1 million square feet and several major mixed-use sites both active and in development, including The Yards in Washington D.C. and Halley Rise in Reston, Virginia.
Prior to joining Brookfield Properties, Ms. Ratner Salzberg worked for over 30 years at Forest City Realty Trust. Most recently, Deborah served as president of Forest City Washington, responsible for development in the company’s DC region, Philadelphia, Boston, and New Jersey markets.
During her career with Forest City, Ms. Ratner Salzberg’s responsibilities included development, leasing, construction, financing, and management, beginning with individual projects and progressing to executive supervision of multiple large-scale developments in the DC Region including The Yards in the Capitol Riverfront district, Waterfront Station in Southwest DC, and the redevelopment of Ballston Quarter in Arlington, Virginia.
Ms. Ratner Salzberg previously worked as a trial attorney in the civil division of the U.S. Department of Justice. She earned a bachelor's degree from George Washington University, a Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Francisco, and is a member of the California Bar.
Deborah is active with numerous professional, community and professional organizations including the Federal City Council, DCBIA, Washington Housing Conservancy, the Urban Land Institute, the Meyer Foundation, and Kenyon College.