Ekta Naik

Ekta Naik
Head of Development
SoLa Impact

As a real estate development leader, Ekta brings over 20 years of experience in investing and developing multifamily residential and mixed-use projects across the nation. At SoLa Impact, she heads the development department forging a new path for high quality affordable housing and workforce housing in California’s historically overlooked Black and brown communities and is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee.

Prior to SoLa Impact, Ekta spent the majority of her career in Southern California with Alliance Residential, leading ground-up new construction and value-add investments with Prudential and AIG as capital partners. Ekta has executed over $2.5 billion RE transactions with over 7,000 units units in Southern California. Prior to that, she worked in the New York and Chicago regions on multi-phase, mixed-use, mixed income public-private partnerships.

Ekta was honored as a leading woman in Commercial Real Estate by Bisnow. She is a US Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional, Housing Committee member of HomeAid Orange County, serves on Cornell Alumni Admissions Committee, was appointed to the City of Santa Ana General Plan Advisory Group, and is a member of Bisnow DEI board. She is a graduate of Cornell University and hold an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business.