Deborah Colson

Federal Realty Investment Trust

Senior Vice President, Legal Operations

Job Functions: Development, Leasing, Legal, Property & Facility Management


Debbie oversees Federal Realty’s legal leasing function, which includes “Main Street” properties, new development projects and shopping center properties, as well as property management and litigation matters.Debbie joined Federal in 1995 and was promoted to director, legal leasing in 1998. In 2000, she was named vice president, legal leasing, and in 2002 assumed the position of vice president, legal operations. Later in 2005, she was promoted to her current role.Before joining us, Debbie specialized in real estate-related transactional work for major retailers such as Hechinger Company, American Stores Company, and Amoco Oil Company. Debbie graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, cum laude, and the University of Maryland School of Law.

Areas of Interest

Deal Type
Acquisition, Development, Ground Lease, Loan Purchase, Opportunity Zone, Partner Buyout, Pre-Development, Recapitalization, Refinance, Rehabilitation