As Managing Partner of Ally Capital Group, Andrew Wright is primarily responsible for developing and defining strategic goals and major initiatives for ACG as well as overseeing all Company operations. In addition, Mr. Wright focuses on investor relations, equity formation, deal sourcing, and capitalizing on investment opportunities. His extensive network, combined with experience in all aspects of the real estate business, has allowed ACG to acquire hundreds of millions in property value across multiple asset classes in several states since 2009.
In addition to his role at ACG, Mr. Wright is the CEO and founder of Franklin Street, a full-services commercial real estate firm in December 2006 and led it through the market downturn beginning in 2008. Through his leadership and unyielding dedication, Franklin Street has thrived resulting in hundreds of employees and over $4 billion in transaction value. He has deep experience in the industry, with personal involvement in more than $1 billion in real estate transactions.
His professional accolades include being named one of Florida Trend’s 2012 “People to Watch,” Real Estate Forum’s Forty Under Forty in 2011, and Business Observer’s “40 Under 40” top business leaders in 2010. Since 2011, Franklin Street continues to be named a top work place by both the Tampa Bay Times and the Tampa Bay Business Journal, been named one of the fastest-growing companies in Tampa Bay, and has some of the industry’s top-rated real estate brokers and insurance agents. In 2017, Andrew adorned the cover of the national publication Real Estate Forum as the industry’s “Best Boss” in 2016, recognizing his exceptional leadership. An acknowledged leader and forward thinker, Mr. Wright has shared his market outlook and economic forecast during a variety of industry conferences throughout the Southeast including the Urban Land Institute (ULI), the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) Institute, the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), RealShare Distressed Assets Conference, and others. Andrew is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for ALM Real Estate Media Group, providing critical professional insight to highly experienced journalists and conference producers.
Mr. Wright maintains memberships with ICSC, ULI, The National Multi Housing Council (NMHC) the Bay Area Apartment Association (BAAA), Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce‚ Real Estate Investment Council (REIC), Tampa’s CEO Council, Florida Apartment Association (FAA), and Young Presidents Organization (YPO). He also serves on several non-profit boards including the Positive Coaching Alliance in Tampa Bay, The First Tee Tampa Bay, Berkeley Preparatory School and Florida Tax Watch. He and his wife chaired Tampa Zoo at Lowry Park, setting a fundraising record for the 30 year old event.