Founder and Managing Director, Eagle Rock Ventures LLC
Scott Shapiro is the founder and managing director of Eagle Rock Ventures LLC (“ERV”), a Seattle-based real estate investment and development firm. Since its founding in 2000, ERV has acquired or developed a variety of projects, including a 60-unit micro apartment project on Capitol Hill called ONEONE6, the redevelopment and operation of Hostelling International Seattle at the American Hotel, and the development of Melrose Market.
Before returning to Washington, Scott was with Related Urban Development and Related Lodging Group, real estate development affiliates of The Related Companies, L.P. In that capacity, he handled all aspects of the development process for multi-million dollar mixed-use projects in Bellevue, Birmingham (MI), Boston, and West Palm Beach. Before graduate school, Scott worked in Washington, D.C., conducting property management and marketing at The JBG Companies, management and strategic consulting with KPMG, and government affairs with Preston Gates Ellis & Rouvelas Meeds.
Scott received his B.A. with honors in government and American studies from Wesleyan University and his MBA in real estate and finance from Columbia Business School. He is currently chairman of the Small Scale Development Council (Silver) of the Urban Land Institute and is a former board member of Wellspring Family Services.