David Scholl '81

After pledging in 1978, David Scholl graduated from the University of Arizona in 1981 with a degree in Finance. Continuing his education, Brother Scholl earned an MBA from ASU in 1982. Subsequently he began his career in the real estate development business as a trainee at CB Commercial Real Estate before joining Westcor in 1984. 

When discussing his career David had the following to say, “I was lucky enough to join Westcor one year out of the MBA program and learn the shopping center development business from one of the best companies in the industry. I spent almost 24 years at Westcor building office buildings, regional malls, neighborhood shopping centers and a golf course. Later I formed Vintage Partners with 2 other partners from Westcor and we developed smaller shopping centers for another 12 years. The real estate development business has been very good to me and my family, and I was lucky to get to work during the 35-year period from 1984 -2020. These were high growth years for Arizona, and they paved the way for a great career in the development industry.” 

Although David retired in 2020, he remains a pillar of the real estate development community in his local Phoenix area. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, the Urban Land Institute, and is a board member of the Scottsdale Bible Church. Additionally, David has served as chairman and board member for both the Valley Partnership, an advocacy group for responsible development, and the Fighter Country Foundation, a non-profit group dedicated to supporting the men, women, and families of Luke Air Force Base in Maricopa County.David is a lifetime member of the UofA Alumni Association and consistent supporter of the Upsilon Alpha capital campaigns. 

As for FIJI, David stated “My four years at Upsilon Alpha were extremely important in shaping the man I have become. The lifelong friendships that were formed in those four years have never been duplicated in any other situation. Learning the meaning of “unity” and putting the needs of my fraternity brothers ahead of my own is a character trait that has served me well all my life. I sincerely believe that my 4 years in the fraternity have served me with more character building than the 4 years in academics at the UofA. I will always regard those years as some of the very best I have lived. I will maintain a high level of gratitude toward Upsilon Alpha all of the remaining days of my life.”

David and his wife, Cindy (deceased), have 3 children: John (a UofA FIJI), Drew, and Carly. They also have five grandchildren.