SLOAN STREET ADVISORS | ITRA Global

Global Corporate Real Estate Services

 

World Class Expertise


Our clients are assured of personal attention to detail by top professionals in the industry. Selected by the prestigious International Tenant Representative Alliance as the regional affiliate for Washington, D.C., we provide senior-level representation and strategic advisory services for our local and multi-regional clients to meet their office, industrial and retail real estate requirements in greater Washington, D.C., across the nation and around the world.

Our core competencies -  tenant and buyer representation, lease management, incentives negotiations, identification of corporate investment opportunities, disposal of surplus space and strategic planning - are enhanced by top-notch teams assembled to meet the specific needs of each client and assignment.  With a focus exclusively on the needs of facility users, our goal is to create the maximum in value for clients while significantly reducing their occupancy costs.

COMPANY BROCHURE "Our Difference is Your Advantage"

 

 

 

 
Strength in Leadership


Debra Stracke Anderson, President and CEO, founded the firm following a successful career spanning 20 years. She had served as a national leasing and brokerage executive for several renowned regional and national commercial real estate firms - first as a developer and later as an expert negotiator and consultant.  As a tenant/buyer advocate, her previous tenure as a landlord representative has afforded her a decided advantage when negotiating on behalf of clients in Washington, D.C. and across the globe.

Ms. Anderson earned both the prestigious CCIM designation, denoting a graduate level education in commercial real estate investment, and the SIOR designation, based on business volume, for which only a small percentage of practitioners have qualified. Following two historic terms as the first woman Chairman of the Board for ITRA Global, during which she led the organization through unprecedented global expansion, Ms. Anderson currently serves in an advisory capacity as Chairman Emeritus. She is a frequent author on industry matters for various business and commercial real estate publications. She has also served on the board of directors for Stop Child Abuse Now (www.scanva.org) and on the Advisory Council for Programs for Youth (www.programsforyouth.org).  Other accomplishments over the course of Ms. Anderson's career include:
 
 
  • Received the "2016 Ronald R. Pollina PhD Leadership Award" by ITRA Global
  • Ranked in SIOR's "Top 100 Global Office Transactions for 2015"
  • Named in "Largest Office Leases in 2015" by Washington Business Journal 
  • Selected for 2014 "Influential Women of Virginia" by Virginia Lawyers Media
  • Named "Industry Legend" by Real Estate Forum in 2013 20th Anniversary Special Edition
  • Chosen for "Top Real Estate Professionals" in 2013 by SmartCEO magazine readers
  • Selected one of "Best in 2010 and 2011" by Mid-Atlantic Real Estate Journal
  • Named in "Largest Office Leases in 2010" by Washington Business Journal
  • Recipient of "Exemplary Service Award" conferred by ITRA Global
  • Two-time nominee for "Women Who Mean Business Award" by Washington Business Journal
  • Increased leasing revenues for five-state region by more than 50% per year
  • Achieved record portpolio occupancy rate of 95% throughout market downturn
  • Achieved status as top leasing team in the country
  • Assisted in quadrupling 3rd party portfolio in 36 months
  • Received appointment to prestigious national forum
  



 
 
 


Full biography - Debra Stracke Anderson CCIM, SIOR, President and CEO
  

 
 
Gertie and Jerry Richardson c. 1930s

 What's in a Name? 



"As founder of SLOAN STREET ADVISORS, I am often asked about our company name and always enjoy sharing the story behind it.

My first mentor and lifelong role model was Gertie Jones Richardson, a remarkable lady who lived from 1902 to 1991. Mrs. Richardson was a thoroughly modern woman who worked during an era when few women considered a career outside the home and even fewer traveled extensively.

An eternal optimist who lived life to the fullest and had a smile and kind word for everyone she met, Mrs. Richardson was singularly blessed with serendipity, a trait which she, purely by good fortune, passed along to certain of her admirers.
 

Mrs. Richardson was particularly well thought of by her son and three grandchildren, who, more often than not, were located in another part of the world, following the directives of the United States Air Force. She often packed her bags, closed her house and embarked on the journey, ever finding ways to help make transitions easier and considerably more adventurous.

As much as Mrs. Richardson loved to travel, she eventually always came back to her wonderful home on Sloan Street. Gertie Jones Richardson considered herself an ordinary person. We know she was anything but. And so, dear grandmother, this is my tribute to you."

 
 
Debra Stracke Anderson  

 


 
 

 

Serendipity

 

ser·en·dip·i·ty [noun]:
an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident.


 
 

As coined by Horace Walpole (1717-92) from the Persian fairy tale "The Three Princes of Serendip"… whose heroes "were always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things they were not in quest of."