Deborah Ratner Salzberg — JC Nichols Prize Jury

President, Forest City Washington
Washington, DC

Deborah Ratner Salzberg is president of Forest City Washington, Inc., and a director of Cleveland-based Forest City Enterprises, Inc. Forest City is the chief private investor in The Yards development, planned for D.C.’s Anacostia waterfront. Based in Forest City’s Washington, D.C. office, Ratner Salzberg is responsible for both commercial and residential development in the area; also, she has worked in retail leasing, development, financing, and construction. Her current responsibilities also include asset management of commercial and residential properties. Prior to joining Forest City in 1985, she was a trial attorney in the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Ratner Salzberg is associated with numerous community, charitable, and business organizations, including the American Committee of the Weizmann Institute of Science, of which she is the chairman in the Washington region; Arena Stage; D.C. Building Industry Association; Foundation for the National Archives; Jewish Federation of Greater Washington; Johns Hopkins Institute for Policy Studies; Kenyon College; National Building Museum; and the Women’s Advisory Board of the National Girl Scouts.

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