Neala Martin

Secretary, Up for Growth Action Board of Directors; Senior Vice President, CREA

Neala Martin serves as Senior Vice President of Acquisitions for CREA, LLC, a national tax credit syndicator. She joined the organization in October 2016 to expand investments in the New York market, and has been directly credited for successfully closing over $370MM of equity, resulting in 2,900 affordable homes. She is responsible for sourcing, structuring and closing affordable housing projects in the Northeast with a focus on New York and New Jersey. Neala has been active in the affordable housing industry for twelve years, having also served as Vice President of Originations at National Equity Fund.    

Neala has been involved in several industry organizations and currently serves as a board member for the New York State Association for Affordable Housing (NYSAFAH). She also joined the board of Partnership with Children, an organization supporting academic and emotional resources to over 30,000 students in New York City’s lowest income neighborhoods. Outside of the office, Neala enjoys playing squash and tennis, as well as golf.  She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Lehigh University.