Nina Albert is appointed Acting Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED). Albert has more than 20 years of experience in public real estate strategy, public-private partnership negotiations, economic revitalization, and sustainable development. A leader with a proven track record of innovation, sustainability, and using public real estate to support communities and economic development, she prioritizes collaboration, fosters a diverse culture of high performers and encourages growth mindset and creative ideas. Albert recently served as Commissioner of the Public Buildings Service at the U.S. General Services Administration, an appointee of President Joseph Biden. In that role, she managed the nationwide asset management, design, construction, leasing, building management, and disposal of approximately 370 million square feet of government-owned and leased space across the United States and six territories. She also served as Vice President of Real Estate and Parking at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, where she oversaw WMATA’s transit-oriented development program and its office consolidation and headquarters relocation strategy. Earlier in her career, Nina worked at Walmart, the then-District Department of Environment, the Office of Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, and Hammes Company.