Debra Henderson Morgan
Managing Director, Restructuring and Dispute Resolution Practice

Debra Henderson Morgan is a managing director with CohnReznick’s Restructuring and Dispute Resolution Practice. She has more than 25 years of experience in commercial real estate portfolio management, acquisitions, recapitalizations, and the restructure and disposition of distressed debt and over-leveraged real estate. Her areas of expertise include CMBS, bridge and mezzanine debt, bankruptcy and litigation management, and real estate economics.

Prior to joining CohnReznick, Debra was the founder of BlackEagle Real Estate Partners. Earlier in her career, she served as managing director at C-III Asset Management (k/n/a/ Greystone) and as vice president at CLMG, a Beal Bank affiliate. Debra has also served as co-chair of the CREFC High Yield Forum, often speaks on industry panels and publishes articles related to real estate and real estate debt.

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Experience and credentials

Managing Director and Credit Committee voting member at Top Five special servicer

Asset managed and resolved over $10B of distressed debt and real estate acquired or managed by special situations teams, CMBS/special servicers, FDIC service providers and real estate investment firms

Managed over 30 commercial real estate bankruptcies with successful resolution for the lender; no cram-downs.

Underwrote $450M in B-piece investments for a private hedge fund

Managed 40,000+ multifamily units, office, retail, mall, hotel, industrial/warehouse and associated living properties throughout the U.S. and in the Caymans. Special projects included a 10,000 unit, multi-state, multifamily portfolio and the execution of a $10 million value-add/CapX program and the rebuilding/renovation/PIP of the 300-key Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort following Hurricane Ivan in 2004. In addition to servicers and banks, clients have included institutional real estate investment companies, managers and advisors.

Assisted in deployment of $400M in opportunistic fund equity by identifying debt/equity investment opportunities or operating partners, valuing debt and real estate, and structuring solutions within the constraints of the underlying CMBS servicing agreements and loan documents

Sponsored and acquired over 350 multifamily units in Florida and Texas using bridge or agency financing and raising equity through high-net-worth investors


BA, Interdisciplinary Studies, The University of Texas at Dallas;

Professional affiliations

Turnaround Management Association
Mortgage Bankers Association
CREFC: HYDRA New York Summit Semi-Annual Conference – Co-Chair (2018 – 2019); HYDRA Forum Co-Chair (2016 – 2018); and Women’s Network Advisory Board (2016 – 2018)
Greystar – Women Asset Managers (WAM) Group - Founding Advisory Board Member (2010)
Town of Addison, Planning and Zoning Commission - Chair, Vice Chair (2015 – 2017)
The Real Estate Council Foundation – Board Member & Foundation Committee Chair (2010)
CREW-Dallas, Board Member, Treasurer & Community Projects Director (2007, 2008)