Scott Ayres DeYoung

Managing Director

As a Director at Faris Lee, Mr. DeYoung holds real estate broker licenses in both California and Hawaii and has more than eight years of brokerage experience in the Southern California and Hawaii markets. His primary areas of expertise are Single Tenant Net Lease and Credit Strip Center investments nationwide.

Mr. DeYoung is a fifth-generation broker and developer in Southern California, as well as an active real estate investor. His extensive background in his family’s real estate business provides his clients with knowledge in real estate sales transactions, development, property management, and investment, as well as premier property level analysis. Mr. DeYoung is an active real estate investor in retail, office, storage, hospitality, and senior living in California. He is currently a limited investor in 8 hotels with a total of over 1,350 rooms.

Currently managing a listed inventory of over $80 million of properties consisting of NNN leased investments, strip centers and shopping centers. 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, high net worth individuals to private developers. Recent record setting transactions include Plaza El Paseo – Rancho Santa Margarita, CA ($56M), Halekuai Center – Kapolei, HI ($13M), Cornwell Business Center – Oceanside, CA ($9M), (Villa Capri Motel – Coronado Island, CA, McDonalds – Atlanta, GA ($3M).

Prior to Faris Lee Investments, Mr. DeYoung worked as the Assistant and Apprentice to the founder of Kinko’s and helped manage his commercial real estate portfolio. He 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, hiking, running and attending USC athletic events.

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