Elisa Orlanski Ours, designer, educator, and industry leader, serves as Chief Planning & Design Officer of the firm. As the founder of the Planning & Design department, she plays a central role for Corcoran Sunshine and Corcoran preDev in combining design with real estate development to carry out visionary projects from the schematic phase to the final sale.
Corcoran Sunshine has been pivotal in transforming the relationship between design and the real estate industry with an approach that champions team collaboration. By incorporating architectural marketing with strong design principles throughout all phases of the residential, hotel, and amenity space planning, the Planning & Design department has created exquisite projects while maximizing value. She recently established the Corcoran preDev department to extend her unparalleled expertise to Corcoran affiliates.
Prior to joining Corcoran, Elisa worked as Construction Manager for a high-end residential construction company in New York City managing several luxury residential conversions. She holds a BA in Architecture with a concentration in Computer Science from Barnard College and a Masters Degree in Architecture from Columbia University.
Elisa is an accomplished working mother. As a first-generation American and fluent in Spanish, Elisa is also a longtime advocate for Hispanic children in the NYC public school system and is very involved in supporting food-insecure families in this unprecedented time.