East West Partners Team Member Lucien

Lucien Ellison

Senior Managing Partner

Lucien is responsible for acquiring new business opportunities, project planning, entitlement and execution in Wilmington.

Lucien has been a real estate professional in the Cape Fear region since 2005, and his expertise includes mixed-use development, single family neighborhood development, and residential general contracting. Lucien is especially passionate about green building and sustainability, and he holds a real estate broker’s license.

In 2015, Lucien joined East West Partners as the Wilmington partner and project manager for River Place. Before moving to Wilmington, Lucien worked for PulteGroup, Inc. in Orlando, Florida where he was a land acquisition manager. He received his bachelor of arts from the University of North Carolina and a masters of business administration from UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School with a concentration in real estate finance.

Lucien currently serves on the board of the Camp Schreiber Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to identifying and supporting at-risk kids in the Wilmington area who show character and academic ambition. He passionately supports the University of North Carolina as a member of the Chancellor’s Philanthropic Council and as a Next Generation Strategy Committee member. Both of these committees support Carolina’s next major fund-raising campaign.

A native of Greensboro, Lucien enjoys the beach life with his wife, Jane, and their three boys.

Professional Involvement

  • Board Member, Camp Schreiber Foundation
  • Member, Chancellor’s Philanthropic Committee
  • Member, Next Generation Campaign Strategy Committee member
  • Member, Friends School of Wilmington Building Committee
  • Volunteer, Brigade Boys & Girls Club of Wilmington