Tiffany Elder is Owner and CEO of Coral Construction and Design and Managing Broker at Paradigm Properties.  Prior to starting her own business, Ms. Elder worked as a Software  Engineer with American Express.  She is considered as one of North Carolina’s premier brokers.

Ms. Elder is a frequent participant on a variety of panels in Durham that focus on real estate, tax creditors for investors, understanding the new mortgage rules, legal tax loopholes for real estate investors and African-American entrepreneurs.  For example, she presented at the 2019 North Carolina Boule Conference on the topic, “Young African-American Entrepreneurs Driving Change.”  She also served as a panelist at Duke University’s Samuel DuBois Cook Center Conference for Social Equality.  Ms. Elder has published  articles in local journals and magazines on some of these same topics.

Ms. Elder serves on several community boards and committees.  For example, she serves, among others, as chair of The Collective, co-chair of the Durham Business and Professional Chain, Executive Board Member of the Durham Equitable Economic Partnerships, and as a City appointee on the Durham Historic Preservation Committee.

Ms. Elder earned a B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a MBA from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Ms. Elder will serve as a member of the Durham Compact Board of Advisors and as co-chair of its Community  Stakeholders Engagement Committee.​