Deb Anderson is executive director of the Center for Real Estate Development.
She is a retired director of Wood Partners, where she served as director of development, managing the Raleigh-Durham office. The Triangle team, responsible for the development of luxury multi-family residential units in five major metropolitan areas in eastern North Carolina and southern Virginia, completed more than 4,700 units with a net value of over $475 million during her tenure.
Most recently, Ms. Anderson served as director of administration for Wood Partners and was responsible for national administrative functions for over 320 employees, including human resources, payroll, benefits, employee relations, national financial reporting, communications, corporate development/construction training and event planning.
Prior to joining Wood Partners, Ms. Anderson worked for Trammell Crow Residential as a city partner establishing and managing the company’s Raleigh-Durham office. Her team was responsible for development in eastern North Carolina and southern Virginia, and completed six luxury multi-family communities with a net value of $120 million.
Ms. Anderson serves on the board of trustees for Student U in Durham, N.C., and The Grandfather Home for Children in Banner Elk, N.C.
She received her MBA from UNC Kenan-Flagler, where she was a Richard H. Jenrette Fellow and graduated as a Dean’s Scholar. She received a BA in biology, cum laude, from Williams College.