Kristel Vela

Staff Accountant

Kristel joined Merit Commercial Real Estate in May 2022 as a Staff Accountant. Kristel is responsible for managing the financial accounting for Merit retail projects. Prior to joining Merit, Kristel served as a financial audit analyst at Ernst & Young where she assisted the Assurance team in the management and administration of audit reporting for private equity funds. She also brings experience from her position at Industrial Group Southwest, a real estate operating company, where she held a junior accounting role.

Kristel holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Texas at San Antonio and is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Accounting degree from the University of the Incarnate Word.