Orly Gilat, CEO and Founder
Orly’s success in residential development and management – paired with her keen sensitivity to the needs of the people residing within them – provides an exciting glimpse into the future of housing for the 55-plus Nexter.
"I’m a developer who cares about buildings and the people who live in them."
A renowned and widely respected urban planner, Orly brings over 30 years of experience to Trevive Global in real estate development and property asset management, along with specialized expertise in affordable housing and senior continuum of care.
As Founder and Managing Director of Gilat Planning & Research, Orly spearheaded housing development projects ranging in size from $11 to $80 million (USD) using conventional and affordable financing mechanisms. She spent five years as a consultant to Dial Companies developing the Silvercrest independent and assisted-living communities where she gained valuable experience developing and operating senior housing.
She then used her insights into the quality of life challenges faced by the senior community to develop the nation’s first assisted living project in Public Housing using HUD funding, and served as development consultant for another Public Housing initiative focused on affordable independent senior housing.
Acting as Chief Real Estate Officer at Pratt Area Community Council, a nonprofit developer of large rehabilitation projects in Brooklyn, Orly oversaw multi-family renovations and new construction, including project financing and initial lease up, while also managing a portfolio of approximately 900 units. She later moved to WHEDco as a Director of Housing Development and Asset Manager where she oversaw a portfolio of 300 affordable units and commercial space in the Bronx.
Orly’s previous jobs include acting as a Project Director for United Jewish Appeal (UJA), where she assisted in the massive construction of residential communities in Northeast Israel. She also created UJA’s Region 2000 Master Plan, which was adopted by the Israeli Prime Minister (Shimon Peres) and approved by the Government as a tool to guide development in the under-populated North and South regions of Israel.
Orly holds a Ph.D. (Urban Planning) and Master's degrees (Economics and Planning) from the London School of Economics, and a BA from Hebrew University in Israel.