Principal & CIO
Scott has been a capital partner with Rising since 2015 and joined Rising as owner, Principal and CIO in 2018 . He oversees the acquisitions and capital market needs for Rising, as well as serving on the company’s Advisory board, Investment committee and Executive 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, CIO and COO as the company grew to acquire $750 million of marinas throughout the US. Scott also founded other successful real estate ventures such as Stratford Hospitality and Stratford Golf.
Prior to forming Stratford, Scott spent 16 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 earned a degree from Duke University, where he serves as a board member. He is an advisory board member at Covenant House and is a former Chairman. He is also a member of the Young President's Organization.