Deborah Stone joined RIPCO Real Estate in 2018. Here, she leverages her expertise in retail leasing, hotel development, real estate dispositions, mixed-use development, asset repositioning, market analysis, strategic planning, and marketing to grow landlord and tenant representation for the company.
Prior to joining RIPCO, Deborah had a 34-year tenure with Hartz Mountain Industries, Inc., one of the largest privately held real estate owners and developers in the United States, where she served as Assistant Vice President of Leasing/Marketing.
In this capacity, Deborah was responsible for the retail leasing, marketing and development of more than 2.5 million square feet of real estate, and approximately 32 million square feet of office, residential, and warehouse space. Among her notable accomplishments was the successful repositioning of the Hartz retail properties, particularly her transactions with various national retailers, including Marshalls, TX Maxx, HomeGoods, Whole Foods Market 365, LA Fitness, Michaels Craft Store, Burlington Coat, PetSmart (with a PetsHotel), Bobs Discount Furniture, Starbucks, Top Golf, iFly Indoor Skydiving, Chipotle, Burger King, Subway, Dunkin Donuts, Kerasotes Theatre, Pier One, Buffalo Wild Wings, Chick-fil-A, Red Robin, Houlihan’s, Red Lobster, Olive Garden, BurgerFi, AMC Starplex, Panera Bread, Bonefish Grill, Ruth Chris Steakhouse, Bright Horizon’s Child and Day Care, and Verizon as well as smaller local tenants.
At RIPCO, Deborah continues to enable property owners, developers and retailers to achieve their real estate objectives and thereby maximize the value of their property. She is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and maintains a real estate broker’s license in New Jersey. She is also on the Foundation Board of Hackensack University Medical Center