Scott Ayres DeYoung

Managing Director

As a Managing Director at Faris Lee Investments, Mr. DeYoung Co-heads the Net Lease division within the company and has more than a decade of brokerage experience. Mr. DeYoung currently holds real estate broker licenses in California, Florida, and Hawaii.

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, landlord leasing and investment, as well as premier property level analysis. Mr. DeYoung is an active real estate investor in retail, storage, hospitality, senior living, and office in California. He is currently a limited investor in 7 hotels with a total of over 1,000 rooms.

To start 2021, Mr. DeYoung had a record quarter with over $55M in sales transactions in Q1, which consisted of NNN leased investments, strip centers and a shopping center break up. Mr. DeYoung is actively managing a stable listed inventory of over $200M of net lease retail, industrial and office properties through the Country. 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, and high net worth individuals to private developers. Recent record setting transactions include Plaza El Paseo – Rancho Santa Margarita, CA ($56M), Signal Hill Gateway Shopping Center Break-up, Signal Hill, CA ($28.3M), 16 Store Big Boy Portfolio – MI, OH, FL ($20M), Walgreens & Shops - Rancho Santa Margarita, CA ($13.6M), Halekuai Center – Kapolei, HI ($13M), FedEx – Raleigh, NC ($11.6M), Anson 3 & 4 Strip Center Portfolio – Zionsville & Whiteville, IN ($9.4), 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), CA, McDonalds – Atlanta, GA (4.10% cap on a 20 year flat lease).

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, golfing, hiking, running and attending USC athletic events.

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