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Deb Anderson is a Director of Development with responsibility for Wood Partners’ activity in eastern North Carolina and Virginia. She oversees land development and financing of new communities along with asset management of existing communities in these areas.
Most recently, Anderson served as Executive Director for the Leonard W. Wood Center for Real Estate Studies and Adjunct Professor of Real Estate Development at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Anderson has served Wood Partners as Director of Administration, overseeing the national administrative functions for more than 320 employees. She also served as the Director of Development for Wood Partners’ Raleigh-Durham office, completing more than 4,700 units with a net value of more than $475 million during her tenure. Before she joined Wood Partners, Anderson worked as a City Partner for Trammell Crow Residential, where she established and managed the company’s Raleigh-Durham office and completed multi-family communities with a net value of $120 million.
Anderson received her MBA from the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, where she was a Richard H. Jenrette Fellow and graduated as a Dean’s Scholar. She received a BA in biology, cum laude, from Williams College. She serves on the Board of Directors for Student U, an educational access non-profit in Durham, and the Grandfather Home for Children in Banner Elk.
Tom Burkert is the Director for Wood Partners’ western North Carolina and South Carolina development operations and is located in the Charlotte office. He is responsible for the development, design and financing of multifamily construction in the region.
Prior to joining Wood Partners, Burkert was responsible for multifamily development as the Vice President of Development for Alliance Residential in their Washington D.C. office. Before he joined Alliance, Burkert was a Senior Development Analyst at The JBG Companies in Washington D.C. and worked on the development of mixed-use, multifamily, commercial, hospitality and retail assets.
Burkert received an MBA from University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School in 2012 with a concentration in Real Estate and Entrepreneurship. He graduated from University of Virginia with a bachelor’s degree in Economics.