Scott is a partner, the former chairman of the Real Estate practice, and a former member of the firm’s Executive Committee. He is currently a member of the firm’s Industrial & Warehouse/Distribution, Housing, and Retail industry teams, although his practice includes virtually all types of income-producing commercial real estate. With experience spanning four decades, Scott represents local, regional, and national developers, retailers, owners, and investors as they close commercial real estate transactions. He uses his experience to provide straightforward practical advice that results in refined strategies for acquisitions, development, leasing, financing, and joint ventures.
Scott’s clients are involved in mixed-use and multifamily projects, raw land assemblage and acquisition, and the development and acquisition of office buildings, industrial buildings, hotels, neighborhood shopping centers, and regional malls. He is well-versed in matters related to structuring joint ventures, syndicating real estate projects, and creating real estate funds. His experience includes the negotiation of many complex ground lease transactions.
Scott has spoken annually at the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Law Conference on the negotiation and structuring of real estate joint ventures and has presented at numerous ICSC conferences on development issues in mixed-use real estate projects. He was also an instructor at ICSC University on the topic “Marrying for Money, Joint Ventures—Legal and Economic Constitutions.” Scott has presented numerous seminars on negotiating letters of intent and purchase agreements to real estate professionals and to undergraduate and graduate students as an annual guest lecturer at the Goizueta Business School at Emory University.