Since 1992, Deborah F. Ersland has been President of Best Real Estate Group, Inc., a full-service commercial real estate firm. Ms. Ersland has more than 30 years experience in real estate brokerage, project analysis, historic renovation, project development, site-selection, project design, leasing, and property management. Her real estate experience ranges from hotels, free-standing retail, shopping centers, office buildings, warehousing, industrial space, waterfront-townhomes, along with elderly and family housing throughout Wisconsin. She has been responsible for the leasing and management of over 800,000 square feet of retail space; 600,000 square feet of office space; and the development and management of over 700 units of housing.
Current consulting projects have included working with numerous communities interested in evaluating their downtowns or business districts. This includes examining tenant mix, physical/streetscape issues, parking, business recruitment, market assessment, working with property owners, business district management and/or individual retail or business consulting.
Since 1988, Ms. Ersland has taught a seminar, "Business Recruitment: A Practical Approach", to communities throughout Wisconsin and Illinois. This seminar assists communities in formulating a volunteer based business recruitment program. She has served five years on the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Downtown Action Council, and been active in downtown revitalization activities throughout Wisconsin.