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Neal Best


Neal brings 20 years of global experience in international corporate business consulting and economic development.

From the CMC’s initial conception, he provided leadership establishing founding partnerships, securing funding, strategizing and onboarding new clients.

Prior to the CMC, Neal was Senior Vice President of Business Development for the Greater Sacramento Economic Council (GSEC), leading the Business Development team attracting new companies and initiatives to the Greater Sacramento region.

Neal has a wealth of experience in the corporate consulting sphere including Consulting Manager within the Global Strategic Consulting group at Cushman & Wakefield, transferring from the company’s London office in 2013 to head the consulting office in San Francisco. Neal began his consulting career as a Commercial Real Estate Consultant at Savills (Studley) in London (UK), providing strategic real estate and location services to commercial real estate occupiers and investors across Europe.

Originally from Northern Ireland, Neal graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh, Scotland) in Estate Management. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Applied Geographical Information Science (GIS) from Kingston University, London.

In his spare time you will find Neal in the great outdoors of Northern California running trails with his 2 dogs, camping in the Sierra Foothills with his young family or hitting the slopes of South Lake Tahoe with his ski obsessed kids.

Neal Best
Neal Best
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