Our Mission

Acquire and develop real estate assets that provide superior risk-adjusted returns to investors; maintain consistently high standards of service, integrity and accountability to our investors, residents, tenants and employees; and enhance and contribute to the communities in which we are actively involved.

Our Team

CREA is a tightly-knit collection of experienced investors, skilled developers, meticulous portfolio and risk managers, and dedicated operations staff. Our senior team has been working together through multiple real estate cycles.

Board of Directors

Social Responsibility

From its inception in 1995, CREA has maintained that a high level of corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a key underlying tenet of its corporate mission and business model. By holding itself responsible for the impact of its development projects on both societal trends and the underlying natural environment, CREA believes that it is investing in a more positive future. CREA understands the importance of incorporating socially conscious planning and design concepts in providing a higher standard of living and improved quality of life for both our residents and the surrounding communities. Also, with increased focus on its real estate development on the natural environment, CREA attempts to employ leading edge techniques with respect to both product sustainability and reduction of a project’s carbon footprint through the implementation of best environmental development practices. These efforts often result in CREA projects being awarded multiple green building designations through both LEED and AEGB. As part of this effort to transform the way we build and operate our communities, CREA has become a silver member of the U.S. Green Building Council. In addition, over the last decade CREA has been on the forefront of developing inclusionary zoning-driven affordable residential units, often building well beyond the minimum requirements imposed by the local municipalities. Adherence to these commitments and best practices ensures that future generations are able to enjoy our planet just as we do today.

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Our History

Founders Steve Clark and Tim Clark form the Clark-Pilgrim Partnership on behalf of Harvard University endowment to buy RTC assets

CREA founded, backed by four prominent endowments

Raised Fund Three

CREA makes its first investment in Denver, setting the stage for the Mile High City to become our second most active market today

Headquarters moved from Houston to Austin, TX

Execute the first investment in Austin, the firm’s most active market for nearly 20 years

CREA raises Cypress Realty V, broadening the investor base to include other endowments, foundations, pensions, and family offices

CREA assembles twelve land parcels off-market in the East Riverside Corridor of Austin which would later become Oracle’s cloud computing headquarters

Raised Fund Six

CREA raises the first fund post-global financial crisis and the first of the “CREA” funds

Acquired 1.88 acres in East Austin, two blocks east of I-35, and developed the Corazon Apartments

Raised Fund Eight (CREA I)

CREA makes its 100th investment with the purchase of a site on Braker Lane near Austin’s Domain, which was subsequently developed into the Copeland Apartments

John Burnham and Dudley Simmons named as Managing Principals after almost a decade at CREA