T. Van Scott, II

Resume and Biography, 2013


T. Van Scott, II, joined Urban Design Center as a Development Consultant in March 2007. Mr. Scott has 20 years leading the development of quality rental and homeownership housing, retail development, health care facilities, childcare facilities and mixed-use and mixed-income developments financed by city, state and federal agencies, foundations, conventional lenders and private equity investors.

Prior to joining Urban Design Center, Mr. Scott was the Vice-President and Chief Program Officer for Los Angeles Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc (NHS). During his four-year tenure with LA NHS, Mr. Scott successfully obtained acquisition, construction and permanent subsidy financing for a $12 million single-family homeownership development in North Hills, CA; completed initial feasibility studies and financial analyses of two condominium developments in Koreatown; lead the programmatic and neighborhood revitalization areas of LA NHS; managed the financial education, counseling and neighborhood revitalization staff and homeownership centers in Pacoima, Metro Los Angeles and the South Bay that resulted in educating and counseling over 52,000 first time homebuyers, assisting over 1,300 families in purchasing their first home and educating and counseling over 2,300 homeowners in sustaining the gain of homeownership; and developed and managed education, counseling and lending contracts with government agencies, financial institutions and other agencies totaling over $3.29 million.


Mr. Scott worked with the Los Angeles Office of Local Initiatives Support Corporation for six years. As a Program Officer with LISC, Mr. Scott implemented and managed the Neighborhood Turnaround Initiative, a four-year initiative with $5 million in loans and $1.8 million in operating support. In its first three and a half years, results were the development of 430 units of housing; two childcare centers; a 10,000 sq. ft. business incubator; three community pocket parks; 13,394 sq. ft. of commercial space, two training centers and four job training programs that trained over 735 community residents. Additional activity either under construction or in pre-development included 443 housing units, a 6,000 sq. ft. community center, two shopping centers totaling 150,000 sq. ft. of leasable space and two youth centers/playing fields totaling over six-acres.  Mr. Scott underwrote over $8.5 million in grants and loans while conducting outreach to and solicitation from community development corporations.  He also developed the capacity of community development corporations in forming and implementing comprehensive neighborhood development plans.


Mr. Scott has also worked with the California Mutual Housing Association (CMHA) as a Development Specialist. While at CMHA, Mr. Scott implemented and managed the multi-year funded Community Housing Development Organizations’ HOME Contract with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and organized, developed and assisted new and existing CHDOs in the development of resident controlled housing. Mr. Scott worked with Concerned Citizens of South Los Angeles (CCSCLA) for three years as the Program Director. As the Program Director, Mr. Scott successfully closed two multi-million dollar mixed-use developments; obtained financing for multi-million dollar homeownership and rental housing developments; and acted as liaison with City and State agencies and numerous lenders.


Mr. Scott has six years experience as a credentialed elementary school teacher. He taught elementary school in the Crenshaw District of the Los Angeles Unified School District. Mr. Scott holds a Master of Real Estate Development from the University of Southern California, a Master of Arts in Educational Administration from California State University, Dominguez Hills and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.