Debra Wollens

Debra Wollens

Senior Director

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    1290 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, NY 10104-6178
    United States

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    +1 212 318-9773

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Debra Wollens has focused on the not-for-profit and government sectors throughout much of her 20-year career in real estate.  She has assisted numerous organizations with lease acquisitions and dispositions, property purchases and sales.  Ms. Wollens has developed particular expertise in site selection in New York City’s outer boroughs and non-“central business district” neighborhoods.

Prior to entering commercial real estate, Ms. Wollens worked as a financial analyst for HBO and as a press officer in New York City government.

Awards & Associations

Professional Affiliations
  • Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, New York State
  • Member, Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY)

Professional Recognition
  • Nominated for the Real Estate Board’s Most Ingenious Deal of the Year for the sale and relocation of McBurney YMCA

  • Master of Business Administration, Columbia University
  • Bachelor’s degree, University of Pennsylvania


Major Transactions
  • Spearheaded borough-wide site and lease acquisition search in Queens for the NYC School Construction Authority
  • 60,000 SF leasing of community facility space to Mt. Sinai, The Doe Fund, Social Security Administration and SCAN in East Harlem


Clients Served

  • American India Foundation
  • Aspen Institute
  • Bowery Residents' Committee
  • French American Foundation
  • General Services Administration
  • Madison Square Boys and Girls Club
  • New York Blood Center
  • New York restoration Project
  • New York City School Construction Authority
  • Presbytery of New York
  • Services for the Underserved
  • The Doe Fund
  • United Neighborhood Houses
  • YMCA of Greater New York
  • YWCA