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Deborah Romano, Senior Director

Deborah Romano

Senior Director

Project Management

Deborah Romano Senior Director
Project Management
New York City 200 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10166

Professional Experience

Deborah Romano is a Senior Director with CBRE’s Project Management group based in New York City. Ms. Romano joined CBRE in 2000 through its acquisition of Trammell Crow Company. Ms. Romano works on major restack efforts, tenant improvement work, as well as capital improvement projects. Her assignments have extended beyond New York City as she has performed work in various other states. Ms. Romano’s 19 years of experience as a project manager, coupled with her technical background, enables her to successfully manage the design and construction process on behalf of her clients. In 2008, she became a LEED AP and she has also managed teams on various assignments.

Prior to joining CBRE, Ms. Romano held in-house positions with UBS, Smith Barney Shearson and American Express, respectively. Her tenure consisted of leading teams on several extensive restack projects. She is able to incorporate her expertise of Corporate Project Management to interact with similar users. She is familiar with collaborating with the myriad of internal support functions of large corporations that is often required on corporate assignments. In addition to corporate work, Ms. Romano has also worked on a number of variable assignments that encompass clients from many types of businesses.

In addition to her technical expertise, Deborah is capable of building strong rapports with clients and this translates into successful project management. She won CBRE’s Project Management Professional of the Year in 2008 as well as other awards in 2010 and continues to receive accolades from clients and management with each project that she works on. Beyond managing projects, Deborah is often involved with mentoring and training new members of the team. She takes a very practical approach to managing projects and has been successful in sharing her knowledge with others. 


Professional Affiliations / Accreditations​

  • Certified Accredited Professional, LEED AP


  • Pratt Institute, Bachelor of Science in Construction Management
  • Fashion Institute of Technology, Associates in Applied Science in Interior Design


Client List

  • Allied World Assurance
  • American Express
  • Ameriprise Financial
  • AmFed
  • AON
  • CBRE, Inc.
  • Coty, Inc.
  • CRA
  • Crain Communications
  • E*Trade Financial
  • EQT Partners
  • Gannett / The Journal News
  • Gannett / USA Today
  • Genco Shipping
  • inVentiv Health
  • Macquarie
  • Morgan Stanley
  • R.W. Pressprich
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • The Hartford
  • The YES Network
  • Tiedemann Investments
  • Time Warner Cable​



                                                  • TIAA CREF – Currently the “SPOC” for retail projects through-out the US and has also managed several projects for their corporate office located in NYC.
                                                  • CBRE – Managed the renovation of a 125,000 SF HQ project.
                                                  • AON – Managed several phased projects in NYC and Long Island.
                                                  • THE HARTFORD INSURANCE COMPANY - held the position of program manager / team lead which involved managing large projects and a project team simultaneously.
                                                  • AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL - Managed the first tenant improvement project at 7 WTC after it was re-constructed; worked closely with the client, the project team, Silverstein Properties and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
                                                  • AMERICAN EXPRESS – Team lead for several restack projects and played a significant role in post 9/11 activities, including the relocation of 4,000 employees to various locations.
                                                  Deborah Romano Senior Director
                                                  Project Management
                                                  New York City 200 Park Avenue
                                                  New York, NY 10166