Our Story

After graduating from college Roger Wright began his career in the men’s apparel business. He later branched out into ladies’ wear, department stores, leased departments, multiple store locations, numerous restaurants, recreational facilities, multi-family housing, student housing, strip shopping centers, and mixed-use complexes. During this time he started purchasing, developing, selling, leasing and managing residential and business properties. As a licensed NC Real Estate Broker and licensed NC Mortgage Broker, Roger has continued to do the same things for his clients for over forty years. He has leased over one million square feet of floor space and has sold and developed tens of millions of dollars worth of real estate.

He developed a concept of combining retail with leased vignettes for absentee owners; whereas he handled all of their sales, accounting, inventory, etc. so that the vendor only had to come and display his/her merchandise. He developed the software that operated the concept and expanded it to four locations throughout NC.

Wright Properties of NC, LLC is the operating entity for Roger’s real estate company. He, his wife Rebecca, and his analyst, Linda Messick along with the associate brokers find, analyze, market, sell, develop, and lease commercial property in the High Country and across the state of North Carolina. The company is available for consultation, planning, development, leasing, and sale of residential, commercial, and business properties specializing in student housing, restaurant, retail, and bank foreclosures.

Dr. Roger Wright


  • Appalachian State University, BT, MA, ED.S., ED.D
    • Magna Cum Laude, Alpha Chi, and Gamma Beta Phi honor societies
  • NC Bank Directors College

Club Affiliations

  • 32nd Degree Mason
    • Scottish Rite and York Rite Shriner
  • Boone Sunrise Rotary Club
    • President, 2012-2013
  • Rotary District 7670
    • Assistant District Governor 2013-2016

Board Affiliations

  • High Country Bank
    • Board of Directors
  • Northwest Housing Enterprises
    • President, Board of Directors
  • United Network of Organ Sharing
    • Board of Directors
  • Legal Services of NC
    • Board of Directors


  • Who’s Who in American Real Estate Development
  • Who’s Who in the Southeastern United States
  • National Brand Name Retailer of the Year

Company Affiliations

  • Wright Properties of NC, LLC
    • Principal

Licensures in North Carolina

  • Licensed to practice Real Estate and Mortgage Brokerage
    • NC Real Estate Broker, License #121729
    • NC Mortgage Broker, License #147835
    • Principal Broker and Broker In Charge

Mark Lockwood

Mark has loved and lived the High Country lifestyle since relocating to NC from California in 1999 with his wife and three children. After several years of wanting to relocate, an opportunity was introduced to them to the beauty and splendor of Boone and the mountains of NC.

As a Real Estate professional, Mark has made property development and the real estate industry his main focus. He personally will assist you in making the perfect real estate decision.

Understanding that land is the foundation of many aspects of society, both the basics of food and shelter and the more sophisticated aspects of economy and prosperity. Past and current clients will tell you that it’s his honesty, professionalism, and industry knowledge that allows him to provide outstanding service to his clients.

Real estate is one of society’s most important commodities, Mark will diligently work on your behalf to secure the perfect home or commercial property at just the right price.

“I understand not only that buying and selling real estate may be the single largest decision an individual will make but that there are other aspects beyond just financial; the look and feel of the property are important factors when determining suitability both in the short term and when planning for long-term security”.