Mr. Kaplan specializes in national agency leasing and development. On behalf of shopping center owners and investors, he is responsible for developing and executing leasing strategies to maximize each propertys full potential. In addition, he specializes in retail development, redevelopment, strategic planning and consulting services for owners, retailers and municipalities.
Prior to joining JLL, Scott was with CBRE, Inc. for 20 years based in Southern California. Throughout his career, Scott has been involved in the sale and development of land along with the leasing of more than 25 million square feet of retail space to both users and investors nationwide for more than $4 billion in total real estate value. Scott has developed a stellar reputation and track record in lease negotiations on behalf of both private institutional landlords and tenants as well as in handling the disposition of investment properties. He has also been involved in the planning, development and marketing of several large retail sites throughout the country, and he has extensive experience working with municipalities and retailers to help take major retail projects from a vision to reality.
Scott has held several leadership positions within CBRE, Inc., including Senior Managing Director of Retail Services, Western Region and Senior Managing Director of the Inland Empire Region. Prior to entering the commercial real estate world, Scott was the co-owner of a chain of Hallmark stores in the Chicago area. He was the first President of Crown Mac, Hallmarks internal financing division for its Gold Crown Store Network. He served on Hallmarks first Gold Crown Advisory Board as the voice of the Midwest. This team was responsible for assisting, creating, and developing the Gold Crown Store Brand and the Gold Crown Card, Hallmarks customer rewards program.
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Iowa
Graduated Summa Cum Laude / Phi Beta Kappa
Member, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
Licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of California
Top Retail Leasing Broker, Real Estate Forum, 2015
Top 50 retail producer (Americas), 2014, 2015
Top 20 retail producer (Western U.S.), 2014, 2015
Top 15 producer (Greater Los Angeles Region), 2015
SPIRE award winner for Top Leasing project-CREW OC