By Joshua Burd
The co-chairs of an emerging leaders group at the Rutgers Center for Real Estate have joined the program’s executive committee.
Debra Tantleff, founding principal of Tantum Real Estate, and Brett Tanzman, senior vice president with Garden Homes, were appointed to the committee recently to help steer the growth of the roughly three-year-old program. Both are members of the center’s advisory board and have jointly led its Emerging Leaders Council since its formation last year.
A news release announcing Tantleff’s appointment said the role calls for helping to “develop and support initiatives that serve to elevate the profile of the center within the broader Rutgers University community and real estate industry at large.” The position also calls for “helping to foster and promote collaboration among the center’s students, faculty and advisory board.”
The executive committee, which is co-chaired by Carl Goldberg of Canoe Brook Management and James E. Hanson of The Hampshire Cos., leads an advisory board of about 65 industry executives. The Emerging Leaders Council includes about 30 standout young professionals from the state’s commercial real estate sector.
“Through its culture of collaboration and forward-thinking curriculum, Rutgers Center for Real Estate is strongly positioned to drive the conversation about the trends and conditions impacting the business of real estate, and how the industry will need to evolve in order to adapt and thrive,” Tantleff said in a prepared statement. “I’m extremely excited to join such an accomplished group of executives who are aligned in their commitment to moving the real estate industry forward, and to help create opportunities for tomorrow’s industry leaders.”
Tantleff founded Tantum Real Estate in 2014, with a focus on creating boutique multifamily and mixed-use communities in the New Jersey region, according to the news release. Prior to founding Tantum, she was a vice president of development at Roseland, where she worked on a portfolio of more than 5,000 residential units and 200,000 square feet of retail space.