As Founding Principal of TANTUM Real Estate, Debra Tantleff operates a certified Women’s Business Enterprise development and advisory firm focused on creating boutique multi-family and mixed-use communities in the New Jersey region. Prior to founding TANTUM, Ms. Tantleff was a Vice President of Development at Roseland Property Company, where she established a highly-acclaimed reputation for delivering exceptional mixed-use projects, with a portfolio that grew to more than 5,000 residential units and 200,000 square feet of retail space.
Ms. Tantleff serves as Builder Vice President to the New Jersey Builders Association (NJBA) and is a member of the Executive Committee at the Center for Real Estate at Rutgers Business School; she sits on the Board of Trustees for the Meadowlands Regional 2040 Foundation and the Board of Directors for Downtown New Jersey. She has been listed on ROI-NJ’s Real Estate Influencers List, named a “Top Forty Under 40” both by Real Estate Forum and NJBiz, and received the Women Builders Council’s Outstanding Women Award. She has been recognized numerous times by the National Association of Home Builders and the NJBA, including twice being awarded the Distinguished Service Award for Outstanding Political Action and the Special Service Industry Award.
An honors graduate from Rutgers University, Ms. Tantleff holds a B.A.S. from the School of Communication and Information Studies. She holds a Masters in Real Estate Finance from the Schack Institute of Real Estate at New York University.