Kim Wright has more than fifteen years of experience directing and performing market analysis, financial analysis, and strategic planning for clients in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Her more recent engagements have entailed student housing master plans and feasibility analyses for on- and off-campus housing, strategic planning for institutions that are considering first-time on-campus housing or an expansion of existing housing, institutions in housing markets with high barriers to entry, and public-private partnership advisory services. An area of focus for Ms. Wright is community colleges where she has assisted a significant number of clients, performed extensive research, and presented at industry events and conferences. She directs Scion’s west coast office.
She has an extensive national and international background in general real estate, including multifamily and mixed-use housing, transit-oriented development, and retail. This includes creating innovative development and revitalization strategies for real estate investors, developers, public agencies, universities, business improvement districts, and non-profit organizations
Kim is a member of the Association of College and University Housing Officers International (ACUHO-I), Community College Business Officers (CCBO), and the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO). Ms. Wright’s most recent speaking engagement includes the Community College Business Officers (CCBO) annual conference.
Ms. Wright earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Urban Policy from Canisius College in Buffalo, New York. As part of her undergraduate studies, Ms. Wright studied at the University of North London in the England. She earned a Master of Public Management with a specialization in Public Sector Financial Management from the University of Maryland at College Park.