Rachel Howitt is President and CFO of NAI Capital, Inc, a leading commercial real estate brokerage with 14 offices throughout the five county region of Los Angeles. As the regionally exclusive NAI Global member, NAI Capital provides transactional services for the leasing and sale of industrial, office and retail properties as well as the sale of land, senior housing and multi-family properties "around the block or around the world."
Ms. Howitt earned her Bachelor's degree at University of Massachusetts-Amherst, attended Brown University Graduate School of Engineering with a concentration in metallurgical engineering, and was hired by Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA. While working at JPL, she simultaneously received her degree from the UCLA Graduate School of Management. Her entrepreneurial spirit lead her to join four male counterparts to start Brentwood Saving and Loan, the highest capitalized Savings and Loan to open in California at that time. In 1988 Ms. Howitt joined NAI Capital, Inc. as CFO and became President in 1996.
Ms. Howitt oversees all financial and administrative matters relating to NAI Capital, Inc. With over 25 years of experience leading the company, Ms. Howitt is responsible for exploring strategic alliances to enhance the depth and scope of the services NAI Capital provides to its clients, including strategizing on company expansion plans. She is tightly aligned with NAI Global regarding the expansion of their Asian Pacific counterparts. She is also a principal in NAI Capital Management Services, Inc., a new property management company exclusively managing Commercial Investment Real Estate.
Ms. Howitt is an associate with the Milken Institute. She is a past Co-Chair of the Tiger Club at Occidental College, which is the fundraising organization of the Athletic Department. Additionally, she is on the Board of Directors and is Treasurer for Step Up 4 Vets, a non-profit organization started in 2008 to help our injured veterans returning home to reconnect with their families through the performing arts. She is the co-founder of On Deck Training Center which over the last seven years has provided a baseball training program dedicated to the personal growth and development of children. She and her husband Michael personally sponsored underprivileged, sports minded children to the program with the hope that they would be provided the fundamental tools to enable them to pursue and achieve success in their chosen career paths.