Get to Know Brian Scruggs

Brian Scruggs, Managing Director – Acquisitions, shares a glimpse of what it’s like working at Westmount, the recent Mountain Vista deal, and some hobbies and interests he has outside of work.

 

Tell us more about your role at Westmount. How long have you worked here? What teams do you oversee? What’s your day-to-day look like?

I’ve been Managing Director of Industrial Acquisitions at Westmount since early 2016.  As you’d expect, we’re out hunting for new industrial real estate investment opportunities.  This includes overseeing the sourcing, analyzing, underwriting, research, due diligence, closing and asset management transition for all our new investments.

 

You were the one that found the newest Mountain Vista deal, correct? What was the biggest draw to the deal and was there any challenges or surprises that you encountered along the way?

Correct. Phoenix is an exciting growth market for Westmount, and we’re thrilled to make our first commercial real estate investment there.  Probably the biggest surprise was how much tenant demand there is for the office vacancy at the project.

 

How would you describe the culture and atmosphere of Westmount? What is your favorite thing about working here?

We try to maintain a positive and enjoyable day-to-day culture at Westmount. While the work is serious business, we try not to take ourselves too seriously.

 

What keeps you busy outside of work? I heard that you do photography for NASA on the side, is that correct?

While I certainly enjoy astrophotography, my family thinks NASA gets far better results LOL. I’m also a parent of two teenagers with busy tennis and volleyball schedules.

The Milky Way viewed from Montana. Taken by Brian in 2019.

 

Lastly, what advice do you have for anyone looking to jump start a career in commercial real estate? Any valuable lessons that you’ve learned throughout your career?

Read as much as you can from industry news sources such as Globe Street, Bisnow, CRETech, and WSJ to name a few. Build a huge network of industry relationships.

 


 

About Westmount Realty Capital

Westmount Realty Capital, LLC is a time-tested, privately held, Dallas-based commercial real estate company that has achieved exceptional performance, with a core team in place, for more than 30 years. Westmount is seen as an innovator and leading-edge company in the industry and is a relationship-driven trusted operating partner of numerous U.S. and foreign institutional and private capital sources. The company is active within the U.S., specializing in value add and opportunistic investments, and has navigated successfully through multiple market cycles. For additional information, contact www.westmountrc.com.

 

For more information, contact:

Westmount Realty Capital, LLC

info@westmountrc.com

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