Biography

TRANSWESTERN ROLE

In her role as national director of healthcare property management services for Transwestern's Healthcare Advisory Services group, Debra collaborates on healthcare real estate best practices and training across all management services capabilities, including property management, lease administration and facilities management. She also oversees the group's real estate compliance and training program at the national level.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Active in commercial real estate for more than 23 years, Debra has focused on healthcare for the last decade and is regarded as an expert in the field of healthcare real estate asset management, property management and real estate compliance. 
 
Prior to joining Transwestern, Debra was Director of Healthcare Real Estate Compliance for Newmark Grubb Knight Frank. As head of the Ascension Health account, she worked with the health system to develop a real estate compliance program and training module; supervised the lease administration transition of 28 health ministries with more than 5,000 lease documents; established a fair market value process and procedure for transaction management; and designed an interactive mark-to-market analysis companion for the organization's analytic dashboard. Previously, she served as Managing Director of Healthcare Property Management Services and Associate Director for Property Management Services in Arizona.   
 
Earlier in her career, Debra served as Director of Operations for Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. where she developed transition policies for the REIT's in-house property management platform of 12.5 million square feet of medical real estate assets across 27 states. In addition, she worked with the top 15 prominent healthcare systems/hospitals in the country, covering 10 states and overseeing more than 2 million square feet of medical office assets as Asset Manager for the South/Southwest region. Debra also served as General Manager for Montecito Medical Real Estate's $16-million portfolio in Phoenix.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION / RECOGNITION

  • Arizona Real Estate Salesperson license - #SA108115000
  • 2011 TOBY award recipient, Renaissance Towne Center, Bountiful, Utah
  • Hero of the Year award recipient from Good Samaritan Hospital & No Kill Animal Shelter for work as a pet therapist with cancer patients