In his career, he has represented various developers and owners in the Washington, D.C. area, as well as national banks, life insurance companies, mezzanine and CMBS/conduit lenders in the areas of commercial real estate acquisition, development, construction and finance. Prior to joining AREP, Scott was an equity partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Holland & Knight LLP (H&K). During his tenure with H&K he participated in the structuring, documentation and closing of real estate transactions involving office buildings, multifamily apartment buildings, single family residential developments, retail shopping centers, hotels and mixed-use projects. Scott focused on acquisitions, sales, special purpose/bankruptcy-remote limited liability company and joint venture partnership formations, acquisition, development, construction and permanent loan financing, mezzanine lending, mortgage loan portfolio sales/acquisitions, ground leases and sale-leasebacks. Scott also has extensive experience with loan assumptions, mortgage modifications, recapitalizations, workouts, foreclosures and deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure through multiple economic cycles.
Scott holds a Juris Doctor degree, with Honors, from The George Washington University School of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from Washington University in St. Louis. Scott is a member of the District of Columbia and Virginia Bars and is rated "A-V" by Martindale-Hubbell.