Debra Stracke Anderson is president of Sloan Street Advisors / ITRA Global, a commercial real estate firm based in the Washington, D.C. area. The company serves as real estate and site selection advisor for a clientele ranging from entrepreneurial and governmental entities to Fortune 500 companies and is the Washington, D.C. affiliate for ITRA Global, an invitation-only organization that focuses on representation for corporate tenants and buyers around the world.
Ms. Anderson founded the firm in 2000, following a successful career as an executive with major commercial real estate organizations. Her previous roles included Regional Vice President of Leasing and Marketing for COMPASS Management and Leasing (a subsidiary of Equitable Real Estate) and Regional Managing Director of Asset Services for Insignia/ESG. She led teams in winning such awards as “Top National Leasing Team” and in achieving 95% portfolio occupancy during a significant market downturn. Ms. Anderson’s many previous years of experience representing building owners on the other side of the table has afforded her current clients a significant advantage during negotiations for office and industrial facilities.
Ms. Anderson is a member of the Society of Industrial and Office Real Estate (SIOR) and earned the SIOR designation, based on business volume, for which only a small percentage of industry professionals have qualified. She is also a Certified Commercial Investment Member of the CCIM Institute, where she earned the CCIM designation, denoting a graduate level education in commercial real estate. She was selected by the Washington Business Journal and the Mid-Atlantic Real Estate Journal as one of the “Best of 2015" and "Best of 2010” in the category of largest office lease transactions and as “Best of 2011” in other categories. In 2013, Ms. Anderson was chosen one of the “Top Real Estate Professionals” in the region by a readership poll organized by SmartCEO magazine. She was also selected an “Industry Legend” in 2013 by ALM’s Real Estate Forum, the leading national publication of the commercial real estate industry, in its 20th Anniversary Special Edition. Ms. Anderson was chosen a “Virginia Woman of Influence” for 2014 by Virginia Lawyers Media, which annually recognizes the outstanding efforts of women in all fields, including law, business, health care and education.
Ms. Anderson has served for several years on the ITRA Global Board of Directors and currently serves as Chairman. Her service includes two previous terms as Chairman in 2010 and 2011, during which she led the organization through unprecedented international expansion and received the "Exemplary Service Award". She recently received the “Ronald R. Pollina PhD Leadership Award”, the top honor conferred by ITRA Global, highlighting outstanding leadership, mentorship and contributions to the organization. She has also served on the board for several organizations that work to improve the lives of at-risk children and is a proud Air Force brat.