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James Scott

Executive Managing Director

James Scott

Executive Managing Director
Capital Markets
+1 212 6560556

New York City

200 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10166
+1 212 9848000
+1 212 9848040

Professional Experience

James Scott is Managing Principal of CBRE Capital Advisors and heads investments banking in the Americas.  He also holds the title of Executive Managing Director and sits on the CBRE Capital Markets Executive Committee. Mr. Scott advises public and private companies in the real estate sector on mergers and acquisitions and capital raising. 

Prior to joining CBRE, Mr. Scott was a Managing Director in the real estate investment banking group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.  Previously, he was a member of the real estate investment banking group at UBS and the merger and acquisitions group at JP Morgan. Mr. Scott began his career as an attorney with the law firm of Ropes and Gray.
 
Over the course of his career in investment banking, Mr. Scott has advised on mergers and acquisitions transactions valued at more than  $100 billion and raised capital in excess of $30 billion for clients.

Education

  • Dartmouth College, Bachelor of Arts
  • Columbia University School of Law, Juris Doctor


Partial Transaction List

  • Hilton Worldwide as sole advisor on its $1.8 billion acquisition of five luxury hotels from Blackstone Group
  • DRA Advisors and Bell Partners as sole advisor on the sale of a $1.8 billion multifamily portfolio to Lonestar
  • Macquarie Mexican REIT | Lead bookrunner for $1.0 billion initial public offering
  • Charter Hall | Sole advisor for $1.7 billion sale of U.S. office portfolio
  • CBRE | Sole advisor for $1.1 billion acquisition of ING Real Estate Investment Management
  • CBRE | Lead bookrunner for $1.2 billion of high-yield bonds
  • ProLogis | Lead bookrunner for $3.5 billion of equity add-ons
  • Starwood Property | Lead bookrunner for $932 million initial public offering
  • Blackstone | Acquisition and financing of EOP ($39 billion) and Hilton Hotels ($26 billion)
  • Boston Properties | Multiple capital markets engagements
  • CNL Hotels | Sole Advisor for $6.6 billion sale to Morgan Stanley Real Estate and Ashford Hospitality
  • Caesars Entertainment | Sole Advisor for $9.4 billion merger with Harrah’s Entertainment

James Scott

Executive Managing Director
Capital Markets
+1 212 6560556

New York City

200 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10166
+1 212 9848000
+1 212 9848040