Baker Tilly gets personal with Forest City Washington

Baker Tilly partnered with Bisnow, a premier commercial real estate news source, to produce exclusive video interviews that provide behind-the-scenes perspectives from leading real estate developers, entrepreneurs and decision makers.

Forest City Washington is the D.C. office of Forest City Realty Trust, Inc. Founded in 1920 and headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Forest City's portfolio is primarily focused in seven core markets – Washington, D.C., New York City, Boston, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

In the videos below, Todd Stokes, managing partner – D.C. metro area, holds an exclusive interview with Deborah Ratner Salzberg, president of Forest City Washington. Watch all three segments to hear her unique perspective on one of Forest City’s hottest developments, The Yards, in addition to her insight on other developments throughout the East Coast as well as her take on the #MeToo movement in relation to the real estate industry.

Videos in this series    


Segment I: The Yards

Deborah sits down with Baker Tilly’s Todd Stokes to discuss The Yards, a project that began in 2004 and is now one of Forest City’s hottest developments located in SE Washington, D.C. Watch as she also describes her experience of working during a recession, adding affordable housing components to rental deals and creating a diverse community that appeals to the local market.

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Segment II: Developments throughout the East Coast

Hear Deborah discuss the opportunities and challenges with the transformation of Arlington, Virginia’s Ballston Common into a model for experiential shopping centers. She also shares her insight into emerging mixed-use markets across the East Coast from Baltimore, Maryland, to Richmond, Virginia, as well as the viability for Amazon HQ2 coming to the D.C. metro area.

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Segment III: The year of the Anacostia Riverfront and #MeToo

In the final segment, Deborah shares her impression on the redevelopment of the Anacostia Riverfront, her perspective on the #MeToo movement as it relates to real estate and which adjective or adverb she uses to describe her “Ing” with respect to The Yards.  

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