As Founding Principal of TANTUM Real Estate, Debra Tantleff operates a certified Women’s Business Enterprise 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 consisting of more than 5,000 residential units and 200,000 square feet of retail space.
Ms. Tantleff serves on the New Jersey Committee of the Regional Plan Association and the Executive Board of Directors for Downtown New Jersey, and is also a member of New Jersey Future and the New Jersey Builders Association (NJBA). She was named Real Estate Forum’s “Top 40 Under 40” in 2012, received the Women Builders Council’s 2015 Outstanding Women Award, and was listed as a “Forty Under 40” in 2016 by NJBiz. She has also been recognized numerous times by the
National Association of Home Builders and the NJBA, including being awarded the 2015 Distinguished Service Award for Outstanding Political Action.
An honors graduate from Rutgers University, Ms. Tantleff holds a B.A.S. from the School of Communication and Information Studies, and is a member of the Executive Committee at the Center for Real Estate at Rutgers Business School, where she also serves as Chair of the Emerging Leaders Council. She holds a Masters in Real Estate Finance from the Schack Institute of Real Estate at New York University.