Scott A. Sterling

Managing Director & General Counsel

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Scott came aboard AREP in March 2011 as a Managing Director and serves as AREP’s General Counsel. Scott’s transactional experience spans over 35 years as a real estate attorney in both a firm setting and general counsel setting. In his career, he has represented various developers and owners in the Washington, D.C. area, as well as national banks, life insurance companies, mezzanine and CMBS/conduit lenders in the areas of commercial real estate acquisition, development, construction and finance. Prior to joining AREP, Scott was an equity partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Holland & Knight LLP (H&K). During his tenure with H&K he participated in the structuring, documentation and closing of real estate transactions involving office buildings, multifamily apartment buildings, single family residential developments, retail shopping centers, hotels and mixed-use projects. Scott focused on acquisitions, sales, special purpose/bankruptcy-remote limited liability company and joint venture partnership formations, acquisition, development, construction and permanent loan financing, mezzanine lending, mortgage loan portfolio sales/acquisitions, ground leases and sale-leasebacks. Scott also has extensive experience with loan assumptions, mortgage modifications, recapitalizations, workouts, foreclosures and deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure through multiple economic cycles.

Scott holds a Juris Doctor degree, with Honors, from The George Washington University School of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from Washington University in St. Louis. Scott is a member of the District of Columbia and Virginia Bars and is rated "A-V" by Martindale-Hubbell.