Owner, Board Chair
Elizabeth Lewis is the Owner and Board Chair of Orchard Commercial, Inc. She began her career in commercial real estate as an office leasing agent with Cornish and Carey Commercial, Palo Alto. She won the Rookie of the Year award in 1985/86 and held the exclusive listing for the tallest office building in Palo Alto at 525 University Avenue for 17 years. In 2000 she and her husband, Joe Lewis, purchased the property management firm of Orchard Properties, rebranding it to become Orchard Commercial, Inc. Over the years she worked alongside Joe to grow the company into the largest privately‐owned property management firm in Silicon Valley. Throughout her time at Orchard, she has worn many hats; leasing agent, on‑site corporate property management for Applied Materials (2 years), philanthropy consultant, and Orchard’s North First Street ARTSpace coordinator. She holds the RPA designation from BOMA and a current CRE license. In 2008 she began her service as a council member of their hometown and is currently the Mayor of Atherton.