Wendy Scott-Napier has over 25 years of experience in the real estate industry, including project and operations management, and negotiations for the acquisition and disposition of state property. Since joining the DGS Office of Real Estate in 1997 as a paralegal, she has advanced to real estate officer, chief of land acquisition and disposal and, most recently, Assistant Secretary in 2015.
In this position, Ms. Scott-Napier oversees the management of the state’s commercial leasing portfolio, which totals 4.6 million square feet at an annual expenditure of $90 million. She also presides over the management of the land acquisition and disposition unit, the state’s valuation and appraisal unit and administers various real estate projects on behalf of client agencies.
Examples of the projects she and her office have brought to fruition include negotiating the acquisition of the historic Annapolis Post Office and negotiating a land swap with Charles County where the La Plata Armory was exchanged for a vacant 20-acre parcel to construct the new Southern Maryland readiness Center.
Ms. Scott-Napier received an Associate of Arts degree in Paralegal Studies in 1989 from Villa Julie College in Stevenson, Maryland. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management & Political Science in 2001 from the University of Baltimore. She has received leadership training from the U.S. Army War College, and has taken numerous courses in real estate from the National Business Institute and the MD Institute of Continuing Professional Education for Lawyers.