Scott has been a capital partner with Rising since 2015 and recently joined Rising as Principal & CIO. He oversees the capital market needs for Rising, as well as serving on the company’s Advisory Board and Investment Committee.
Prior to joining Rising, Scott was a Founding Principal of Suntex Marina Investors. Originally partnering with SMI in 1994, Scott most recently served as Chairman of the Board, CIO and COO as the company grew to acquire $750 million of marinas throughout the US. Scott has also founded other successful real estate ventures such as Stratford Hospitality and Stratford Golf. Prior to forming Stratford, Scott spent sixteen years as an Executive Managing Director with HFF. There, he oversaw over $30 billion of real estate transactions in all asset classes and served on the firm’s Operating Committee, facilitating the creation of the Los Angeles and San Francisco debt and equity platforms. Scott was also instrumental in the formation of the private equity affiliate, HFF Securities, holding the position of Principal at the broker/dealer. HFF executed an IPO in 2007.
Scott is a graduate of Duke University and a member the Young President's Organization.