Scott A.Specht

Of Counsel

Atlanta + 1.404.581.8580

Scott Specht has more than 38 years of experience assisting clients in achieving their goals in complex real property transactional matters. Scott's practice emphasis includes real estate joint venture formation, real property development, acquisitions and dispositions, and real estate project finance and capitalization.

Scott represents national and local real estate developers and recently handled joint venture, financing, and general real property mixed-use projects aspects for Trammell Crow Residential, Greystar, and Terwilliger Pappas Multi-Family Partners. He represented The Trillist Companies in connection with all aspects of the acquisition, capitalization, finance (both senior and mezzanine), bond issuance entitlement, and joint venture components for the development of a luxury high-rise apartment complex located in the Midtown area of Atlanta. Scott also represents real estate investment funds in connection with their domestic acquisition and disposition work. Scott recently represented the U.S. arm of GLL Real Estate Partners, a German-based international asset manager, in connection with the acquisition of the Capital Ridge (Austin, Texas), Forum (Atlanta, Georgia), and 7550 Wisconsin (Bethesda, Maryland), Class A office projects, two of which were structured as part of reverse tax-free exchanges.

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 self-taxing public improvement district created to enhance safety, maintenance, and capital improvements in Midtown Atlanta.


  • Tanger Factory Outlet Centers negotiates joint venture to acquire, develop and finance construction of outlet shopping center near Savannah, GeorgiaJones Day represented Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc., in connection with the negotiation of a joint venture with Ben Carter Enterprises, LLC, to acquire and develop an outlet shopping center near Savannah, Georgia, and represented the joint venture in connection with the construction financing and development of that shopping center.
  • Brookfield Asset Management acquires and leases back all real property assets of Ed Schmidt Auto dealership in Perrysburg, OhioJones Day represented Brookfield Asset Management Inc. in connection with its acquisition and lease back by an affiliate of Capital Automotive Real Estate Services, Inc., as purchaser and landlord, of all of the real property assets of the Ed Schmidt Auto, Inc. auto dealership in Perrysburg, Ohio.
  • GLL Real Estate Partners sells Class A office building in Boston's financial districtJones Day advised an affiliate of GLL Real Estate Partners Inc. in connection with the sale of a Class A "jewel box" office and retail project located in the financial district of Boston, Massachusetts.
  • GLL Real Estate Partners acquires big box retail center in Nashville, TennesseeJones Day advised GLL Real Estate Partners Inc. in the $73.2 million acquisition of a big box retail center in Nashville, Tennessee, advising client as purchaser of the asset and in connection with qualifying the transaction as part of a reverse Section 1031 tax free exchange.
  • KeyBank forecloses on mixed-use Perkins Rowe project in Baton Rouge, LouisianaJones Day advised KeyBank National Association, as agent, in its enforcement of remedies and successful contested foreclosure of the 700,000 rentable-square-foot mixed-use Perkins Rowe project in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
  • TorQuest Partners acquires wood and gum rosin and polyterpene resin specialty chemicals business of Hercules IncorporatedJones Day advised TorQuest Partners, Inc. in its $75 million acquisition of the wood and gum rosin and polyterpene resin specialty chemicals business of Hercules Incorporated, a subsidiary of Ashland Inc., which is a provider of specialty chemical products, services and solutions.
  • Hardin Construction acquired by DPR ConstructionJones Day advised Hardin Construction Company, LLC, one of the nation's leading construction services firms, in its acquisition by DPR Construction, a national builder specializing in complex and sustainable projects.
  • GA-MET secures $112 million refinancing loan for Class A office building in downtown AtlantaJones Day represented GA-MET LLC, a joint venture of Georgia-Pacific and Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, in connection with a $112 million loan to refinance Georgia-Pacific Center, its 1.1 million-square-foot office building in downtown Atlanta, Georgia.
  • PATRIZIA acquires 51% indirect ownership interest in Class A office and retail building in San FranciscoJones Day represented PATRIZIA GewerbeInvest KAG mbH, a German pension fund, in connection with the acquisition of a 51% indirect ownership interest in a class A office and retail building in San Francisco, California.
  • Rose Hall Resort sells Ritz-Carlton Golf & Spa Resort, Rose Hall, JamaicaJones Day represented Rose Hall Resort, L.P., in connection with the sale of the Ritz-Carlton Golf & Spa Resort, Rose Hall, Jamaica, to Playa Hotels & Resorts.
  • Procter & Gamble acquires NIOXIN Research LaboratoriesJones Day advised The Procter & Gamble Company in its acquisition of NIOXIN Research Laboratories, Inc.
  • KeyBank, as lender, sells five apartment communities in foreclosureJones Day represented KeyBank National Association, as lender, in connection with the foreclosure and disposition of five apartment communities.
  • Tivoli Properties obtains construction financing for 291-unit Atlanta apartment/retail complexJones Day assisted Tivoli Properties, Inc., with $44.4 million Senior Debt, $10,767,307 Mezzanine Debt and $4,150,334 institutional equity funding to finance construction of a 291-unit apartment complex and 29,750 square feet of retail space in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Hardin/San Antonio 2000 sells Hyatt Regency Hotel in San AntonioJones Day assisted Hardin/San Antonio 2000 Ltd. with the sale of the Hyatt Regency Hotel on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas.
  • Dendreon signs build-to-suit bio-medical facility lease in AtlantaJones Day assisted Dendreon Corporation with a build-to-suit bio-medical facility lease in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Babcock Florida acquires 11 Florida shopping centersJones Day represented Babcock Florida Company, a partnership of Morgan Stanley Real Estate Advisor, Inc., and Kitson & Partners, LLC, and its wholly owned special purpose subsidiaries, in connection with the acquisition of a portfolio of 11 shopping centers in Florida valued at $370 million in the aggregate.
  • Robert W. Woodruff Arts Center acquires land and proceeds with development of 12,000-seat amphitheaterJones Day assisted Robert W. Woodruff Arts Center, Inc., with the acquisition of land, and development of the 12,000-seat Verizon Wireless amphitheatre in Alpharetta, Georgia, just north of Atlanta.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • July 28, 2014
      Atlanta Office sponsors rededication of the newly restored WWI memorial in Pershing Point Park
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