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Ellen Buckley

Ellen Buckley stands as the visionary founder and CEO of Prospera Real Estate Collective LLC, an emerging force in real estate development and consultancy headquartered in Miami, FL.

Ellen’s mantra is clear: solving problems in new ways, coupled with bold capital investment, produces lifestyle breakthroughs that people have not yet seen. While vision is often confined to the mind, it is the idea brought to life that defines Prospera Real Estate Collective as a crucial channel for housing and nurturing vibrant communities.


Ellen's foray into real estate commenced at the age of 14, starting her journey by transferring deeds at an Ohio courthouse. Carving a unique path, she defied convention by entering a male-dominated sector, becoming a laborer for a construction enterprise at just 17. Following early on-the-job training, Ellen pursued a bachelor's degree in architecture at the University of Miami, graduating at the top of her class. This foundation led her to architectural practice in Philadelphia, where she observed decisions that fell short of their potential. This catalyzed her resolve to author impactful outcomes.


Driven to broaden her horizons, Ellen returned to academia, securing a master's degree in historic preservation from the University of Pennsylvania and a Real Estate Development & Finance Certificate from the Wharton School of Business. From there she launched her career in real estate development, embracing diverse assets like iconic landmarks, luxury condos, master planned communities, and mixed-use retail. From overseeing a 432-acre master plan community project on the Main Line Pennsylvania to immersion in international projects located in Bangkok, Thailand and Malaysia, these cross-cultural experiences bolstered her business acumen. Her return to the United States saw her orchestrating large-scale projects as head of development at Terra, including the prestigious Park Grove luxury condo project, transit-oriented mixed use development projects, and an 800-room Grand Hyatt hotel on Miami Beach. A nine-year journey at Terra culminated with Ellen's decision to chart an independent course, spurred by her desire to channel her experience into community-centric impact development.


Ellen's present pursuits are imbued with an intentional desire to improve the communities in which she works. She relishes her creative latitude, crafting innovative living paradigms that harmonize with economic growth. One way that her devotion to a thriving economy manifests itself is through workforce housing advocacy, particularly in underserved neighborhoods. By fostering affordable home ownership and addressing new standards for living at all socio-economic levels, from luxury, to senior, to workforce, Ellen ensures that people from all walks of life can have a dignified, vibrant life.


Ellen's ultimate gratification rests in witnessing her ideas evolve into vibrant communities. A true advocate of innovation, she envisions a legacy of progress, utilizing her multidisciplinary foundation to shape a prosperous future for generations to come.


Ellen Buckley
Prospera Real Estate Collective LLC



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