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Uplands is a real estate developer and venture investor headquartered in Washington, DC.

In 2018, Forest City Realty Trust was sold, and members of the Ratner family formed two new companies – Uplands and The Max Collaborative. Uplands is owned and operated by three generations of the Albert Ratner family, and often works in close partnership with the Max Collaborative, which is led by members of the Max Ratner family.

Our team has the work ethic of a startup backed by the institutional knowledge, relationships, and reputation forged through decades leading Forest City Realty Trust.

Our Team

Deborah Ratner Salzberg


Josh Hoffman


Brian Ratner


Albert Ratner