Ekta Naik

Ekta Naik
Head of Development
SoLa Impact

As a development leader, Ekta brings over 17 years of experience in developing multifamily residential and mixed-use projects across the nation. At SoLa Impact, she heads the development department overseeing the development pipeline and is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee. Her 13-person development team manage all aspects of full-cycle development from due diligence, underwriting, financial analysis, entitlements, design, construction execution, and lease-up to stabilized occupancy.

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. In the last 8 years, she has acquired and developed 4,000+ units in Southern CA with a total capitalization of over $1.5 billion. 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 Housing Committee member of HomeAid Orange County, serves as a Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador, was appointed to the City of Santa Ana General Plan Advisory Group, and is an active member of SCANPH (Southern California Association of Nonprofit Housing). Ekta is a graduate of Cornell university and holds an MBA from New York University Stern School of Business.