WRIGHT Management, a leading project and facility management firm in San Diego, announces that Debra Aitken has joined the company as director of workplace strategy.
In her new role, Aitken will advise clients on workplace strategies and serve as project lead on large commercial design and construction projects. Aitken brings more than 30 years of industry experience to her collaboration with WRIGHT.
“Debra’s exceptional background in project management and workplace strategy are a perfect fit for our growing project- and facility-management services company,” said Tim Wright, President. “Debra’s wealth of knowledge and ability to manage projects with a keen eye for detail will enhance our clients’ experience and ensure the successful delivery of projects in the greater San Diego region.”
Most recently, Aitken was a project manager with Cushman & Wakefield’s Project & Development Services group where she drove numerous design and construction projects for investor, landlord and tenant clients both nationally and internationally.
Previously, Aitken was also assistant vice president of the Corporate Real Estate Facilities Department at California Bank & Trust where she collaborated with Wright on an extensive array of capital and tenant improvement projects, as well as corporate relocations for the San Diego region.
Aitken’s expertise includes workplace relocations, facility management, design and construction management, along with a solid background in the commercial real estate industry, spanning three decades in the U.S and Canada.
“I am very excited to be joining Tim Wright’s team where I can bring my expertise as part of a customer-oriented, growing business,” Aitken said. “WRIGHT is highly regarded for its reputation as a trusted advisor in commercial real estate project and facility management, and I am thrilled to be part of it.”
An active member of CREW San Diego since 1999, Aitken has been instrumental in the organization’s growth and development, holding multiple board positions. Currently, she represents CREW San Diego on a national level as a network committee member responsible for developing program content for the CREW Network Convention to be held in San Diego in October 2018.
As a longtime member of a local yacht club, she has also stepped up to the plate to help organize member events and to help with the development for the club’s foundation, which raises money for an annual wheelchair regatta and for the Navy Marine Corp Relief Society.
WRIGHT Management manages projects for NASSCO, Tony Robbins and The San Diego Natural History Museum, among other San Diego companies, and is known for providing an unmatched strategic perspective and hands-on problem solving to add value and mitigate risk at each step of the design and construction process.
Aitken resides in a Pt. Loma marina on her sailboat.
About WRIGHT Management
Located in San Diego, WRIGHT Management is a leading provider of project management, development management and facility management services to clients throughout San Diego, Imperial and Orange Counties. Founded in 2003, WRIGHT Management has managed more than 1.1 million square feet of tenant improvement and new building construction, saving more than $5 million for clients through efficient planning, use of materials and project management. Visit www.wright-realestate.com for more information.