Host Committee

Brookfield Properties

Deborah Ratner Salzberg is president of Forest City
Washington and a director of Forest City Realty Trust,
a national real estate firm active in property ownership,
development, management and acquisition. Ratner
Salzberg began her career with Forest City in 1985 and
has worked on the development of retail, residential,
commercial and multi-use projects. Her responsibilities
for the Mid-Atlantic and East Coast regions are varied
and include redevelopment of Ballston Common Mall,
adaptive reuse warehouse projects, ground up office
and multifamily construction, development of the
Yards, a public private 6 million square foot mixed use
development at the former Southeast Federal Center and
oversight of the Forest City Science +Technology Group projects in Baltimore and
Cambridge, Massachusetts.
In addition to her duties at Forest City, Ratner Salzberg is a board member of CubeSmart,
a self-storage NYSE REIT and Capital Bank, a community bank in the Washington, DC
Metro area.
Prior to joining Forest City, she was a trial attorney in the Civil Division of the U.S.
Department of Justice, and is a member of the California Bar.
Ratner Salzberg is associated with numerous community, charitable and business
organizations. Current Affiliations include:
• District of Columbia Building Industry Council (DCBIA) –Board Member, Vice
• Foundation for the National Archives – Board Member
• Gallaudet University Foundation – Board Member
• Kenyon College – Board of Trustees
• Meyer Foundation – Board Member and Chair
• Urban Land Institute – Member Board of Trustees and Board of Directors