Kevin Seawright is a Maryland business executive. He spent the early part of his career as a public servant before entering private industry in 2011. He is an entrepreneur who founded RPS Solutions LLC (Real Property Solutions) in January 2015. Serving as the managing partner and COO, he guides this company which seeks to help first-time homebuyers buy affordable housing.
While he was a public servant Seawright served in a number of high-level positions. Among these was serving as the facilities officer and CFO for the largest Parks and Recreation Department in the state of Maryland. While in that position he successfully managed a $50 million budget. In his first year in this position he was able to tackle its budget deficit and was able to reduce it by $600,000.
He was also once the finance director and property director for Baltimore’s Department of Housing. He managed this city’s homeless shelter budget and also led the department’s financial and auditing operations. In these positions he oversaw an annual budget of $20 million that came from city, state, and federal governments.
There are a number of reasons that homeownership is great for people as well as the community in which they live. Kevin Seawright says that people take pride in what they own which leads to an improved neighborhood. He also says that owning homes helps people build equity and therefore the household’s overall wealth.
He built a professional relationship between RPS Solutions and the Baltimore’s Housing & Community Development department. This has resulted in his company buying and then renovating homes. Once this is done they are sold exclusively to first-time homebuyers who had otherwise been locked out of the housing market.
One of Kevin Seawright’s recent successes was helping the son of a former colleague of his. Jerel Brown worked for the city of Baltimore but couldn’t afford a home. After hooking up with Seawright he was able to find a home he could afford in a neighborhood that he wanted to live in. RPS Solutions was founded with the intention of increasing the rate of homeownership in Baltimore to match that of the rest of the state, person by person.