Scott Ayres DeYoung

Senior Managing Director

As a Senior Managing Director at Faris Lee Investments, Mr. DeYoung was the co-top producer at the Company in 2021. Mr. DeYoung has more than a decade of brokerage experience and currently holds real estate broker licenses in California, Florida, Montana, and Hawaii.

Mr. DeYoung is a fifth-generation broker and developer in Southern California, as well as an active real estate investor. In 2021, Mr. DeYoung acquired and disposed of over $26M in commercial real estate as a General Partner. His extensive background in his family’s real estate business provides his clients with knowledge in real estate sales transactions, development, property management, landlord leasing and investment, as well as premier property level analysis. Mr. DeYoung is an active real estate investor in retail, storage, hospitality, and senior living primarily in California. He is currently a limited investor in 5 hotels with a total room count of over 950.

Mr. DeYoung had a record year in 2021 with the closing of 48 properties equating to $250M, which consisted of restaurant and grocery store portfolios, shopping center break ups, high street retail, neighborhood & strip centers and NNN leased investments. Mr. DeYoung is actively managing a stable listed inventory of approximately $200M of commercial properties throughout the United States. Mr. DeYoung facilitates the marketing of properties with a high level of sophistication in transactional negotiations and is able to realize the maximum value for his clients in all product types. His clients range from family offices, institutions, public and private REIT’s, high net worth individuals to merchant & private developers. Recent record setting transactions include Plaza El Paseo – Rancho Santa Margarita, CA ($56M), STNL Whole Foods – New Orleans, LA ($31.4M), STNL Ross Dress for Less – Pasadena, CA ($28.5M), Signal Hill Gateway Shopping Center Break-up, Signal Hill, CA ($28.3M), STNL Albertson’s Portfolio – Washington and Nevada ($22.4M), Anaheim Gateway Retail – Anaheim, CA ($20.5M), 10 Store Dairy Queen Portfolio in Louisiana – Real Estate with Business,  16 Store Sale-Leaseback Big Boy Portfolio – MI, OH, FL ($20M), La Paz Shopping Center – Laguna Niguel, CA ($14M), Walgreens & Shops - Rancho Santa Margarita, CA ($13.6M), Halekuai Center – Kapolei, HI ($13M), FedEx – Raleigh, NC ($11.6M), San Jacinto Pads – San Jacinto, CA ($10.5M), Anson 3 & 4 Strip Center Portfolio – Zionsville & Whiteville, IN ($9.4M), Cornwell Business Center – Oceanside, CA ($9M), Cottonwood Crest Office Building – Salt Lake City, UT ($8.5M), DaVita – Pomona, CA ($8.4M) Villa Capri Motel – Coronado Island ($420,000 per key).

Prior to Faris Lee Investments, Mr. DeYoung worked as the Assistant and Apprentice directly to the founder of Kinko’s and aided in managing his Family Office, which focused on his commercial real estate portfolio. Mr. DeYoung has also worked within the family business, where he has assisted in procuring and managing a variety of real estate assets ranging from hotels, retail shopping centers, apartments, office buildings, and other projects.

Mr. DeYoung is an Alumni of the University of Southern California where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Real Estate Finance and was the captain of the track and field team.  He is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), the California Club and the Pacific Club.  Scott’s hobbies include skiing, golfing, hiking, running, and attending USC athletic events.