Scott Specht has more than 30 years of experience in the real property area, with emphasis on real estate secured lending and loan restructurings, corporate real estate services, and real property acquisitions and dispositions. He has represented a variety of lenders, including national banks, life insurance companies, and CMBS loan originators, in connection with complex loan originations and loan restructurings and workouts. Scott's corporate real estate services practice consists primarily of handling the acquisition, disposition, financing, development, and leasing of real property and includes the representation of companies in major build-to-suit and build-to-lease projects. He leads the Real Estate Practice in Jones Day's Atlanta Office.
Scott represents KeyBank National Association in connection with a syndicated loan restructuring and workouts involving a large construction loan facility secured by a mixed-use commercial project located in the Southeast United States. He recently completed the sale for Rose Hall Resort, L.P. of the Ritz-Carlton Golf & Spa Resort, Rose Hall, Jamaica to Playa Hotels & Resorts. Scott also has represented Basis Real Estate Capital, Connecticut General Life Insurance Company, MetLife, Morgan Stanley Real Estate Funds, RFA Management, and Tivoli Properties.
Scott serves on the board of directors and Finance Committee of the Midtown Alliance, a community organization formed in 1978 to help transform the once deteriorated, under-valued Midtown Atlanta community into a model of urban revitalization. He also is a member of the board of directors of the Midtown Improvement District, a public improvement district created to offer enhanced safety, maintenance, and capital improvements in Midtown Atlanta.
Rose Hall Resort sells Ritz-Carlton Golf & Spa Resort, Rose Hall, Jamaica
KeyBank forecloses on mixed-use Perkins Rowe project in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
PATRIZIA acquires 51% indirect ownership interest in Class A office and retail building in San Francisco
Honors & Distinctions
Chambers USA (2008 -2015) - tenacious and an exceptional real estate attorney
Legal 500 (2008-2015) - excellent transactional skills for equity and debt
Georgia Super Lawyers (2007-2015)
Georgia Trend magazine's Legal Elite
The Best Lawyers in America (2011-2015)