How Kevin Seawright Has Turned The Housing Market Into Something Great In Baltimore
A lot of excitement has been buzzing around the Baltimore Housing Department thanks to what city leader and real estate specialist Kevin Seawright has been working on.
He’s worked with many government, private business and non-profit urban development organizations to bring commerce and new residents into cities across the east coast, and now he’s got a new project at RPS Solutions.
This company takes homes that have been too high to buy, or that have been old and need renovation and sells them to first-time buyers at affordable prices. Seawright feels this project is something the Baltimore community at large can be excited about. Read more: Kevin Seawright Talks RPS Solutions LLC on The Larry Young Morning Show
RPS has already brought joy to one young man who Seawright used to work with as a youth, Jerrel Brown. Brown came a long way from the lower income neighborhoods of Baltimore to land a job at the Housing Department, but even with the decent paycheck he now has he was still out of the market to buy a new home. At Seawright’s suggestion to look at RPS’s renovated homes sites, Brown was thrilled to find something he could afford and soon move into.
Kevin Seawright has been working for many years help maximize production in city administrative offices. He’s primarily worked in the mayoral offices of Baltimore, but he’s also been a part of Washington D.C., Newark, Atlanta and Philadelphia’s development centers.
He started off in accounting and managing city payroll and accounts receivable areas, but then also started managing municipal bonds and operational funds. He’s managed the funds for Baltimore’s city schools and transportation and also brought CitiStat, a software system that alerts officials about performances in each department and highlights tasks that need improving.
Prior to starting RPS Solutions, Kevin Seawright was Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of the Newark Community Economic Development Corporation (CEDC) and helped bring in initiatives to spur movement into the city’s downtown area.
He also completed a high ranking degree in Executive Business Leadership from Notre Dame University’s Mendoza College of Business and is on the boards of National Black Public Administrators and certified accountants. He also is involved at the Babe Ruth Museum and coaches youth basketball and baseball.