Steve Wright

Counsel - Development

Steve has had a long and impressive career focused on real estate, public policy and universal design. After serving as the commercial real estate reporter for the Columbus Dispatch for 13 years, Steve relocated to south Florida and became the senior urban policy advisor to the Chairman of the Miami City Commission.

He went on to lead the marketing department of the largest global architecture firm based in Miami. He also created the business development and marketing efforts for an urban design firm that grew from two to more than a dozen employees in a few short years.

For two decades, Steve has been a creative content consultant to the National Association of REALTORS. He began his career as the senior urban affairs and real estate development reporter for the Columbus Dispatch Newspaper. Steve continues to contribute cover stories on real estate and development to Planning Magazine, Urban Land, Strong Towns, Streetsblog USA, New Mobility and a host of other influential print and online publications.

Steve created and taught a groundbreaking course on Universal Design at the University of Miami School of Architecture and is considered the nation’s pre-eminent expert on creating a better-built environment for people with disabilities. He has lectured on planning and development for all at major conferences in Paris and all over the U.S.

Firmly rooted in the South Florida community for more than two decades, Steve served on the Miami River Commission and wrote the legislation that created the Little Havana Homeownership Advisory Board. Steve’s love of Miami resulted in a one-man exhibition of his photographs of historic Little Havana – showcased at the prestigious Art Deco Welcome Center in the Heart of Miami Beach, as part of the Miami Design Preservation League’s Local Artist Program.

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