Deborah Ravel has over 30 years of real estate accounting, auditing and lease administration experience. Presently she is the Senior Director of Global Lease Audit for Gap Inc. In her current role, Deborah is responsible for managing, negotiating and settling lease audits in North America and abroad for approximately 3,000 Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Athleta, Outlet and Intermix stores. Prior to joining Gap in 2005, Deborah was the Director of Accounting for Barnes & Noble, Inc. During her 10 years at Barnes & Noble her responsibilities included managing general and occupancy accounting and fixed assets. She was instrumental in developing and implementing both the CAM desktop and field audit processes.
Prior to being a retail tenant, Deborah worked for various real estate developers including Acadia Management, Fairfield Properties, and Olympia & York. Deborah is a Certified Public Accountant and has a B.S. degree in Accounting from Long Island University–CW Post College.
Deborah has been a member of the NRTA since the organization’s inception in 1996. She has served on the Board of Governors since 2013. From 2013-17 she served as the Treasurer of the association. Currently, Deborah is serving as the Vice President.
In addition, over the past ten years, Deborah has been a member of the NRTA Curriculum Committee and has worked closely with other committee members in determining the courses presented at annual conferences. Through the years, she has presented many courses at the NRTA’s annual conferences including “Managing the Audit Process,” “Co-tenancy,” “Going Global: Best Practices for International Lease Administration/Audit” and most recently “Top 5 Audit Challenges.”