Patti NealExecutive Vice President

Patti has more than 25 years of experience in managing complex, multi-phased projects for both institutional and private clients. 

Since joining Carter in 2000, Patti has been highly involved in with Carter’s project management team, serving on multiple projects at a time as a project manager and construction expert. She has successfully delivered nearly $1 billion in development with project types ranging from office and medical space to urban mixed-use.  Her skills include budget development and management, contract negotiations, scheduling, designer and contractor relations, and management of construction delivery. She believes the success to any project is relationships and works hard with all team members to create the best possible outcome for the project and the client.

Outside of work, Patti and her husband Todd keep busy raising their three teenage children. When they are not driving to practices or watching their kids’ sports, they love to travel and be outdoors. Patti is passionate about endurance sports and has completed numerous marathons and Ironman races.


M.B.A. - Emory University
B.S. Construction Engineering and Management - Purdue University


Accreditation of LEED AP