Orion C. Corcilius
Managing Director

Hospitality, Residential & Mixed-Use Real Estate Analytics, Capital Markets Advisory

Orion Corcilius is a Managing Director at Ankura where he focuses on hospitality and leisure real estate sector solutions. His responsibilities include business development, managing new client relationships, and providing analytical, financial, and transactional advisory support to service providers, sponsors, developers, and investors.

  • Experience

    Drawing on more than 20 years of experience and collaboration across different facets of the real estate industry, Orion has strengths and a proven track record in market intelligence, acquisitions, development, asset management, financial modelling, and capital markets advisory. He has particular expertise in hospitality, residential, and mixed-used sectors, having worked globally on projects ranging in value from $1 million to $4 billion.

    Prior to joining Ankura, Orion led a boutique advisory firm that specialized in hospitality and mixed-use real estate. There he directly oversaw client relationships and created the financial cash flows, capitalization strategies, valuation, and waterfall models for their real estate projects. Beyond the firm’s core areas, he worked across multiple industry sectors on residential, multi-family, food and beverage, entertainment, retail, office, industrial, agriculture, and energy initiatives.

    Orion previously managed hospitality acquisitions for a private investment group where he was responsible for identifying prospective investment targets, underwriting, performing due diligence, modelling, creating presentation materials, and presenting to investors. Earlier in his career, he was a senior financial analyst at a capital-markets advisory firm, a development manager for the hospitality division of a private developer, and an operations analyst to the regional managing director of an upscale hotel brand and management company.

    A selection of Orion’s notable professional achievements includes:

    • Led the modification and subsequent pre-bankruptcy restructuring of the senior debt for a small portfolio of hotels located in the Bakken, ND oil region.
    • Created the financial models and advised on over 100 prospective global real estate transactions.
    • First employee hired by the regional managing director as part of the opening and operating team for seven new ground-up developed, themed destination resort properties, over 4,000 hotel rooms, including those integrated into Universal Orlando.

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