Who We Are
We’re a financial company, but that’s not why people come to work, stay, play & grow at CREA.
CREA is a values-driven company that believes opportunity starts with a safe place to call home. Our mission and vision lead the way, encouraging our values to lie at the forefront of everything we do.
What We Value
We work as a family, investing in each other, worthy causes, and the communities we serve.
We have integrity in all that we do; we embrace differences and treat others with kindness and respect.
We believe that with teamwork, we can accomplish anything and pursue inventive solutions for our clients.
Boasting 14 years of experience in the housing industry, Michele Hornok is responsible for creating and maintaining strong relationships with developer partners to foster productive and long-term partnerships. Michele has been directly involved in evaluating, structuring, and closing more than 100 LIHTC transactions totaling over $1B of equity, with ten such interactions in Maine. Michele received her Bachelor’s in Economics from Middlebury College, and her MBA from Suffolk University. She takes pride in her ability to connect with and provide support to partners in the pursuit of creating excellent affordable housing. Outside of work, Michele enjoys spending time with family, running, hiking and exploring New England with her husband and two sons. She also serves as the Girls Program Director on the Andover Youth Lacrosse Board, a nonprofit organization in Andover, MA offering lacrosse programs to area youth.
HEAR US OUT
I have always enjoyed the friendly and welcoming culture and am very proud of the progress the company has made over the last few years focusing on DEI initiatives and the CREA Foundation.
SVP, CREDIT & UNDERWRITING
CREA always strives to put its people first, including improving benefits every year, frequent company outings... to something as simple as keeping the snack cabinet stocked or bringing in lunch.
In my role as an Orr-Fellow, I have had the privilege of working with various departments at CREA over the past year. I have been impressed by the company's commitment to employee satisfaction and professional growth, as well as the different initiatives aimed to cultivating a culture of inclusivity, collaboration, and supportive atmosphere.
BENEFITS FOR EVERY BODY
Our HR professionals are continually revisiting and reworking how to better serve and support our employees and their families as a whole. This is just a snapshot of CREA's benefits package.
PAID MATERNITY, PATERNITY + ADOPTION LEAVE
What should I expect from the recruitment process?CREA takes pride in participating in diverse and inclusive hiring practices, some of which include: Attracting and sourcing for a diverse candidate pool Focusing on gender-neutral and inclusive language in our job postings Providing Inclusive Hiring Bias Training to internal interviewers CREA’s interview process typically includes: Posting the open position on internal and external job boards Reviewing your application and supplemental documents for qualification and interest Scheduling interviews if a potential match is determined Conducting video-based or in-person interviews The hiring manager(s) spend approximately 30 minutes with you in an initial interview. If the initial conversation goes well, we may invite you to a second interview with various prospective team members, and representatives from the Human Resources department. You may participate in a third interview, which may be an in-person or video-based interview. Throughout the interview meetings, the Talent Acquisition team will stay in touch with you and collect thorough feedback from all interview participants to help make an informed hiring decision. We will connect with all interview candidates to communicate our final hiring decision.
Who is my point of contact?CREA has a dedicated Talent Acquisition team who will stay connected with you through the process.
What benefits are offered to CREA employees?Some highlights of CREA benefits include: recognition & rewards; paid parental, maternity & adoption leave; tuition reimbursement; comprehensive health, dental and vision; HSA contributions & FSA plan. Visit MyCREABenefits and chat with Alex for a full summary of all benefits.
Work from home, and telecommuting and hybrid schedules, oh my! What is CREA’s office policy?CREA offers an in office/flex work schedule, with three days in the office (Tues., Wed., Thurs.) and two flexible days for home-based or in office work.
LIHTC has me lost. Do you have any helpful resources?We get it (not getting it, that is)! Check out our LIHTC 101 Blog, as well as the following industry resources: LIHTC Basics LIHTC Lexicon
How can I get to know CREA more?Stay in the know via social media! Friend, follow, like and engage with us on: LinkedIn: /company/crea-llc Facebook: /CREALLC Twitter: @CREALLC Instagram: @creallc
CHOOSE YOUR CAREER PATH
Perhaps your skillset isn’t in finance. That’s okay (more than okay, actually!) We’re looking for skilled team members to make an impact in a variety of roles throughout our company, from Acquisitions to Technology and everything in between.
CREA is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, dedicated to Diversity, Equity + Inclusion.