Deborah L. Harmon
Co-Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer, Artemis Real Estate Partners
Ms. Harmon, Co-Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Artemis Real Estate Partners, is an industry leader and entrepreneur with more than 30 years of experience in real estate. Ms. Harmon, along with Penny Pritzker, co-founded Artemis Real Estate Partners in 2009. She has oversight responsibility for the firm, establishing and managing the firm’s strategic direction.
Prior to co-founding Artemis, Ms. Harmon spent 17 years establishing and leading the principal investing business at J.E. Robert Companies, Inc., a global real estate investment firm where she was President and Chief Investment Officer from 1997 until her departure in 2007.
Ms. Harmon currently serves as Chairperson of the Pension Real Estate Association Foundation, a member of the Board of Directors of Starwood Property Trust, Urban Alliance, and Sponsors for Educational Opportunity In addition, Ms. Harmon is a leader and former trustee of the Urban Land Institute, and a member of the Advisory Boards of Park Madison Partners and the BlackIvy Group. She also serves on the Advisory Council for the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights and as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Ms. Harmon was previously appointed by President Obama to serve as a Commissioner for the White House Fellows program and was a member of the Board of Directors for Forest City Enterprises [NYSE: FCE] and Avis Group Holdings [NYSE: AVI]. She previously served on the Board of the Pension Real Estate Association and on the Board and Executive Committee of Women for Women International.
Ms. Harmon also has served on the Advisory Board for the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and the Boards of Trustees for The Sidwell Friends School, The National Cathedral Elementary School, and The National Children’s Research Center in Washington, D.C.
Ms. Harmon was recognized in 2020 by Barron’s on its inaugural list of the 100 Most Influential Women in U.S. Finance, and was recognized by EY as an Entrepreneur of the Year® 2019 Mid-Atlantic Award winner and National Finalist. She was included in Real Estate Forum’s Women of Influence Hall of Fame in 2018.
Ms. Harmon earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Johns Hopkins University and a Master of Business Administration from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Johns Hopkins University
Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania