Sabino High graduate Scott Douglas pledged Upsilon Alpha in 1981 following in the footsteps of his older brother, Chris. He would soon be joined by his younger brother, Matt, in 1983. While earning degrees in both Real Estate and Finance, Scott was extremely involved on campus and within the fraternity. After getting his toes wet by becoming the Graduate Relations Chairman, Scott served on the executive board as the Corresponding Secretary. Additionally, Scott became very involved in the honoraries on campus, as he was a member of Sophos, Chain Gang (President), Blue Key, and Bobcats. A dedicated Wildcat, Scott stays involved with the UofA, serving as a board member for the University of Arizona Foundation and their investment committee. He also serves on the Banner Health Foundation Board.
After graduating in 1984, Scott began his career as a corporate loan officer, subsequently working on income property loans until 1992 when he received his MBA from UCLA. Scott then transitioned his career as an individual investor and acquired more office buildings than any buyer in the market in the South Bay of Los Angeles from 1997-2005. Scott then founded his firm, West Coast Capital Partners, which he still operates today. After selling 80% of his Los Angeles portfolio in 2010, Scott began acquiring numerous office, medical, and retail centers primarily in the Phoenix, Tucson, and Southern California markets. Currently, Scott owns over 50% of the “Class A” office buildings in Tucson, which are deemed the highest quality office spaces on the market. A pillar in the community, Scott is also actively involved with the Southern California Salvation Army and the Torrance Cultural Arts Center.
When asked what Upsilon Alpha and Fiji means to him, Scott said “Lifelong relationships with diverse, successful and the most loyal group of friends I have ever known. Both personally and professionally, it has been as impactful as any organization with which I have been involved. For the brothers that are there now and those yet to come through, I hope the chapter stays strong and vibrant.”
Scott participated in a Career Panel recently, giving advice to our undergraduate Business majors.
Scott resides in Tucson with his wife Kristine, and has three children: Kendyl, Jake, and Trent.