Deborah L. Harmon
Board Member - Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Artemis Real Estate Partners
Deborah is an industry leader and entrepreneur with more than 30 years of experience in real estate. Along with Penny Pritzker in 2009, she co-founded Artemis Real Estate Partners, a real estate investment firm that has raised nearly $4.6 billion of institutional capital since its inception. Prior to co-founding Artemis, Deborah spent 17 years establishing and leading the principal investing business at J.E. Robert Companies, Inc., a global real estate investment firm where she was President and Chief Investment Officer from 1997 until her departure in 2007. Deborah was previously appointed by President Obama to serve as a Commissioner for the White House Fellows program and was a member of the Board of Directors for Forest City Enterprises and Avis Group Holdings. Deborah currently serves as Chairperson of the Pension Real Estate Association Foundation, as a key leader and former trustee of the Urban Land Institute, and as a member of the Advisory Board of Jasper Ridge Charitable Fund and the Advisory Board of the BlackIvy Group. She also serves on the Board and Executive Committee for Women for Women International, on the Advisory Council for the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Deborah was recognized in 2020 by Barron’s on its inaugural list of the 100 Most Influential Women in U.S. Finance, and was recognized by EY as an Entrepreneur of the Year® 2019 Mid-Atlantic Award winner and National Finalist. She was included in Real Estate Forum’s Women of Influence Hall of Fame in 2018. Deborah earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from The Johns Hopkins University and a Master of Business Administration from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.