Shawn Wilson

Shawn Wilson
Blue Sky Communities

A 25+-year affordable housing veteran with experience in several for-profit and non-profit organizations, Mr. Wilson leads as President and Chief Executive Officer of Blue Sky Communities. He is responsible for identifying new opportunities, determining financial feasibility, and interacting key stakeholders. Additionally, he guides the design, permitting, and construction administration of all developments.

In the early 1990’s he worked for two prominent non-profit housing organizations in Miami, including living through Hurricane Andrew and being involved in both short-term and long-term housing recovery efforts. During this time he was responsible for the development of more than 200 housing units.

Starting in 1996 he was responsible for the development of more than 3,000 affordable rental units (tax-credit) with several top for-profit developers in South Florida. In 2012, he went out on his own, together with the other partners, to form Blue Sky.


  • Bachelor of Arts, Ohio University
  • Master of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh

Industry Designations

  • President of the Coalition of Affordable Housing Providers
  • Member of the City of Tampa Affordable Housing Advisory Committee