Deborah K. Stearns, CPM, SIOR

Deborah K. Stearns, CPM, SIOR

Senior Vice President, Brokerage

Current responsibilities

Deborah is a Senior Vice President with JLL’s Hampton Roads office. She brings extensive brokerage experience and strategic leadership and expertise. Deborah specializes in office and industrial property sales and leasing. She is a consistent top producer and was recognized as a CoStar Power Broker in 2021 and in prior years.


Deborah brings over 35 years of experience in commercial real estate to assist clients and identify solutions. Prior to joining JLL Deborah was a Senior Vice President at Harvey Lindsay Commercial Real Estate. She previously served as Managing Director at Advantis Real Estate Services, and Vice President of Rowe Development. Deborah was inducted into the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame in 2015 and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Volunteer Hampton Roads in 2009.

Education and affiliations

  • Old Dominion University, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • University of Virginia, Developing Managerial Excellence
  • Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, Chair, 2012 – 2013
  • Institute of Real Estate Management, CPM
  • Old Dominion University, Strome College of Business, Alumni Legacy Award, 2019
  • Old Dominion University Real Estate Foundation
  • Specialist in Office & Industrial Real Estate (SIOR)
  • Town Point Club, Board of Governors
  • United Way of South Hampton Roads, Board of Trustees

Agency clients

  • AAA of Tidewater
  • Miller Group
  • Link Industrial 
  • Rockford Capital
  • Peck Properties
  • Stihl, Incorporated

Tenant representation

  • Adler Therapy Group
  • Hampton Roads Chamber
  • Morgan Stanley
  • PB Mares
  • Troy University
  • YWCA