Debra Stracke Anderson, CCIM, SIOR

President & CEO

1750 Tysons Boulevard, Suite 1500. McLean, Virginia, 22102 USA
+1 (703) 758-7479

Languages:

English

Washington, D.C.

Commercial Real Estate

Sloan Street Advisors, Inc.

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 has served as real estate and site selection advisor for a clientele ranging from entrepreneurial and governmental entities to Fortune 500 companies, such as NASA, Sysco Corporation, Publishers Circulation Fulfillment, Toole Design, DeCrane Aircraft, and more. The firm was selected as the D.C. affiliate for ITRA Global, an organization that focuses on representation for corporate tenants and buyers around the world.

Ms. Anderson founded the company in 2000, following a successful career as an executive with major commercial real estate organizations. Her previous roles included Mid-Atlantic Regional Vice President of Leasing and Marketing for COMPASS Management and Leasing (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, industrial and retail 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 investment. She was selected by the Washington Business Journal and the Mid-Atlantic Real Estate Journal as one of the “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, in which she was one of only three awardees to receive more than five nominations. She was also named 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.  Most recently, 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, including two historic terms as Chairman, during which she led the organization through unprecedented international expansion and received the Exemplary Service Award to recognize outstanding leadership. 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.

Services

Tenant Representation

• Strategic Consulting

• Purchase & Owner/Users

Subleasing, Assignment, Disposition

Leasing & Renewals

• Site Selection

Practice Areas

• Non-profits

• Law firms

• Government & Institutions

• Office

• Flex & R&D Showrooms

• Distribution centers

• Warehouse & Storage

• Industrial

Following are some interesting facts about Washington DC and its commercial real estate market…

  • Washington, District of Columbia, covers 68 square miles, built on land that was originally part of Maryland and Virginia.
  • Prior to 1846, the area encompassed by the city of Alexandria, Virginia and Alexandria County (now Arlington County), was also part of the District of Columbia until retroceded to Virginia.
  • Washington, D.C. is not a state, nor is it part of any state, but rather a unique “federal district” created specifically to be the seat of government.
  • Washington was the first major city to require developers to adhere to guidelines established by the U.S. Green Building Council.
  • D.C. has the third-largest downtown in the U.S. in terms of commercial office space, behind New York City and Chicago.
  • In a survey by Brookings Institution in 2007, Washington, D.C. was reported to be the most walkable city in the United States.
  • D.C. ranked No. 3 in the nation in workplace happiness, behind only San Jose and San Francisco, in a 2013 study released by careerbliss.com.
  • Washington is second only to the Silicon Valley, CA region in educational attainment.