Scott McPherson has been with Merlone Geier and its predecessor entity since 1995. His primary responsibility has been serving as a senior project partner with a particular focus on project development, entitlement processing and major tenant leasing, including oversight of the firm’s urban redevelopments. Mr. McPherson has led many of the firm’s larger and more complicated property redevelopments including Santa Fe Springs Mall from 1998 to 2001, Oxnard Esplanade from 2000 to 2001, and Mira Mesa Mall from 2000 to 2002. More recently, from 2007 to the present, he has overseen the entitlement processing and predevelopment activities for Delta Shores in Sacramento and for Metro Center in San Diego. In 2010, Mr. McPherson assumed the additional role of overseeing leasing, the project management function and coordinating its personnel to ensure the execution of the Company's strategy for each asset. In 2015 Mr. McPherson assumed full oversight responsibility for the firms North Hollywood and Laguna HIll's redevelopments.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. McPherson was a Development Associate at Donahue Schriber and a Retail Leasing Specialist with C.W. Clark.
Mr. McPherson is a graduate of UCLA with an undergraduate degree in history. He is an active participant in the International Council of Shopping Centers, where he earned the Senior Certified Leasing Specialist designation, a member of the Urban Land Institute and a licensed real estate broker. Mr. McPherson is also a past member of the Board of Directors and current President of the Monarch Ambassador Council of the Monarch School in San Diego, and a past member of the Board of Trustees of The Bishop's School in La Jolla, California. He is resident in the firm's San Diego office.