Founder and CEO of iimpact capital
Ada Arevalo is the Founder and CEO of iimpact capital, a purpose-driven, women- and minority-owned investment firm redefining equity through regenerative investments in underserved communities of color. As the leader of the organization, she directs the overall strategy, vision and culture of the firm.
Ada has over 20 years of experience in commercial real estate with the last 12 years focused on impact & sustainable investments. Prior to founding iimpact, she was the Chief Impact Officer at Alliant Strategic Investments, a national private equity firm focused on the preservation and impact of affordable housing. In this capacity, Ada led the firm’s capital raising and investor relation strategies while also being responsible for the development, implementation, and measurement of sustainable and social impact programs across the portfolio. As a member of the investment committee, Ada brought over 15 years of real estate investment experience and a unique perspective and passion for ESG and DE&I to the investment thesis.
Prior to joining Alliant Strategic Investments, Ada was part of the executive team at Avanath Capital Management. Serving nearly 9 years in several capacities, Mrs. Arevalo most recently served as VP of Fund Management, in that role she led multiple initiatives and was responsible for fund performance, capital raising, investor relations as well as impact and sustainable initiatives. Ada also focused her efforts on creating a national and global presence for the firm by participating in multiple industry conferences as both a speaker, moderator, and general delegate.
In 2020, Ada became the Founding Chair of REAL, the first and only commercial real estate organization focused on increasing visibility, advancement and equity for Latinx professionals. Ada also serves in multiple private and nonprofit boards in various capacities.