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Over the last 25 years, Ruth Colp-Haber has completed roughly 500 NYC office leases for businesses, schools, and nonprofits. Her company Wharton Property Advisors (WPA) is a real estate consultancy that represents tenants leasing office space in New York. Ruth is a Counselor of Real Estate and a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.  WPA is also a partner in an exclusive global network of real estate agents representing tenants in approximately 75 cities in the United States and worldwide.

In a real estate market where landlords charged eye-popping rents until the pandemic hit, Ruth has a long history of obtaining favorable leases for her clients. Ruth has been a member of the Real Estate Board of New York since 1989 and currently serves on its Economic Policy, Plaza District, Grand Central, and Lower Manhattan Committees.  She is a Board Member of St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children and the Association of Latino Alumni at the University of Pennsylvania.

Before starting her own woman-owned business as a real estate entrepreneur, Ruth was a Mortgage Trader at Merrill Lynch.

Ruth earned her MBA at The Wharton School. She also received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania, graduating Magna cum Laude. Ruth is a fourth generation native New Yorker and attended the Fieldston School.

Personal interests: Victorian Literature, the Spanish Civil War, and Art History.