Capital Bancorp is pleased to announce that Deborah Ratner Salzberg has joined its Board of Directors. With her success in real estate development and experience in helping high-growth companies to scale as they grow, she makes an ideal addition to the bank.

Ratner Salzberg is President of Forest City Washington and Director of Forest City Enterprises – a publicly-held, national real estate firm with properties in 26 states and the District of Columbia. As one of the leading real estate developers in the metropolitan DC area, Forest City Washington specializes in property development, management, ownership, and acquisition. In her role with Forest City Washington, Ratner Salzberg is providing leadership in the upcoming redevelopment and reconfiguration of the company’s Ballston Common Mall in Arlington, VA. She is also managing the development of the new 5.5 million SF, 25-building waterfront neighborhood in DC known as The Yards, which involves the development of office, residential and retail uses in an urban mixed-use environment.

Her involvement with numerous community, charitable, and business organizations includes the Commercial Real Estate Women, the District of Columbia Building Industry Council (DCBIA), the Mayor’s Comprehensive Task Force on Housing, and the White House Fellows Regional Selection Committee. Prior to joining Forest City, Ratner Salzberg was a trial attorney in the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from George Washington University and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Francisco.

“We’re very excited to have someone like Deborah, with proven success in helping high growth companies, join our team,” says Capital Bank CEO Ed Barry. “She, like us, is keenly attuned to the micro-economic climate and its drivers, which can lead to new ideas to meet the needs of the client base we service.”

This new development is the latest in a string of advancements for Capital Bank of Maryland, a private business bank known for providing integrated banking and lending solutions to small and medium sized businesses. With more than $500 million in assets, and return on equity of 17%, more than two times their peer group, Capital Bank was recently named among the top 100 best performing community banks with assets less than $1 billion by the American Bankers Association for 2013.

“Like Capital Bank, Deborah plays a very active role in the community by keeping her finger on the pulse of DC businesses and their needs, as well as those in the not-for-profit community,” says Barry. “We are all delighted to welcome Deborah Ratner Salzberg to our team.”