Beth Abel has over 17 years of experience in real estate investments. As a Principal of Abel Design Group, she is directly involved in strategic decisions, company profitability, and management of personnel.
Prior to joining Abel Design Group, Beth spent 15 years at BelmontCorp, a developer and operator of assisted living communities across the nation. In her role as Senior Vice President of Underwriting, Beth evaluated the financial feasibility of all of the Company’s real estate investments, totaling more than $500 million. As a key member of the development team, she created initial capital and operating budgets, assessed risk of new investments, and determined the appropriate product offering and pricing in various markets. She was also the primary liaison with institutional investors, completing real estate joint ventures totaling more than $1 billion.
Prior to joining BelmontCorp, Beth worked as a project manager for Mischer Healthcare Services, where she was responsible for the development of a $45 million hospital expansion for Memorial-Hermann in The Woodlands. In her role as project manager, she acted as the Owner’s Representative, and managed all aspects of the design and construction of the project. The project included a 100,000 square foot multi-tenant Medical Office Building, a 100,000 square foot hospital addition, 25,000 square feet of hospital renovation, and a new central plant. The project was completed in phases to ensure that the existing hospital remained fully operational throughout the construction period.
Beth received a full academic scholarship from Rice University, where she earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with concentrations in finance and marketing. She also earned a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from the University of Texas.
She is an associate member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and a member of the Rice Design Alliance.