Prior to forming Stratford, Scott spent sixteen years as an Executive Managing Director with HFF, one of the country's largest real estate investment banking organizations. At HFF, he oversaw and directly participated in over $30 billion of real estate transactions. During his tenure with HFF, Scott served on the firm’s Operating Committee and facilitated 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.
As an agent and owner, Scott has approximately $2 billion of hospitality experience. Asset classes include: hotels, restaurants, marinas and water parks. The structures have incorporated sales, financings, joint ventures, formations of discretionary and non-discretionary funds, sale of real estate operating companies, as well as mezzanine and preferred equity/debt hybrids.
Prior to joining HFF, Scott was a Partner with The Parmenter Company, responsible for the accumulation, financial management and disposition of the real estate portfolios of high net-worth families. Previously, Scott was part of the NCNB Texas Special Asset Bank (predecessor to AMRESCO) serving as an asset manager for a multi-billion dollar portfolio as a SAMDA contractor to the RTC. Scott started his career at Citicorp Investment Bank in NYC.
Scott is a graduate of Duke University and a member the Young President's Organization. He resides in Los Angeles with his wife and their two children.