Elise Selinger

Real Estate Innovation Manager

Helping people age in community is a passion for Elise. For more than a decade, she has devoted herself to expanding affordable housing, including both new construction and renovation. Here at 2Life Communities, Elise focuses on our subsidized housing projects as well as our Opus middle market senior housing developments. For Opus, she manages strategic program development and implementation in the areas of care, dining, technology, and branding.

Elise is focused on the needs of aging adults, having worked as a research assistant in the MIT AgeLab and currently as a member of Boston Bridge, an organization for emerging leaders in the field of aging. Before bringing her talents to Boston, Elise worked at the Urban Homesteading Assistance Board (UHAB) in New York City where she provided technical assistance and secured major capital improvement loans for limited equity housing cooperatives. Elise was named a 2021 Future Leader by Senior Housing News. She has a master’s degree in city planning from MIT and a bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin College.


“I am defiantly joyous in my efforts to educate older adults that aging in community can be their first choice, and something exciting to plan for. I also take joy in dancing.”