Deborah Ratner Salzberg is president of Forest City Washington, Inc., and a member of the board of directors of Forest City Enterprises, Inc. Forest City is the chief private investor in The Yards development, planned for DC's Anacostia waterfront. Based in Forest City's Washington, DC office, Ratner Salzberg is responsible for both commercial and residential development in the area and also has worked in retail leasing, development, financing and construction. Her current responsibilities also include asset management of commercial and residential properties.
In addition to her duties at Forest City, Ratner Salzberg is president of RMS Investment Corporation. From 1980 to 1985, she was a trial attorney in the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. She holds leadership positions with many community organizations including serving as officer and board member of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, an advisory board member of the The Washington Ballet and board member of Arts for the Aging. She holds a bachelor's degree from The George Washington University and a juris doctor from the University of San Francisco.