Leading The Way
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 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, 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 on ROI-NJ’s 2018 Real Estate Influencers List, recognized as a “Top Forty Under 40” both by Real Estate Forum in 2012 and NJBiz in 2016, and in 2015 received the Women Builders Council’s Outstanding Women Award. She has also 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 2018 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 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.