Scott H. McGarity
Principal and Co-Founder
In 2011, Scott McGarity partnered with Bud Vinson, a former client, to create a commercial real estate investment firm, BlackWatch Partners. The firm leverages Scott’s 25 years of multi-market experience, relationships and performance to acquire well located, office and mixed-use assets in the southwestern and southern United States. BlackWatch is a Dallas based operating company that forms strategic relationships with both private and institutional equity partners to acquire its targeted assets. Scott is responsible for acquisition, structuring and execution of new investments.
Since starting in the industry, Scott has represented both institutional and private ownerships including MetLife, UPS, GE, Goldman Sachs, Wells Fargo, CW Capital, Orix, and Lehman Brothers in various capacities; asset strategy, leasing, property management, and the acquisitions/dispositions of assets. He has managed four offices, spearheaded new business development, and represented the leasing / management and sale of over 15 million sf of commercial real estate in five major cities across the southern United States.
From September 2006 through September 2011, Scott was the Managing Director of Asset Services for Colliers International’s Dallas Fort Worth office. Scott was responsible for leasing and property management operations of the DFW office as well as developing national, regional and local business. Additionally, Scott was the Fund Manager for an industrial investment portfolio co-owned by Pacific Coast Capital Partners/CalSTRS and First Service Capital Partners. As a founding member of the Collier Asset Resolution Team, Scott had an integral part in developing a nationwide platform for managing, leasing and disposing of distressed assets for special servicers and banks.
In 2003, Scott was part of the Taylor & Mathis (“T&M”) team that secured a contract with Lehman Brothers for 1.75 million sf in five office buildings in Dallas. He oversaw the marketing/leasing and new business efforts before taking responsibility for the company’s Texas operations (leasing, property management, new business and development services). Lehman’s confidence in Scott’s abilities was illustrated as they named him as one of the owner’s representative in the sale contract for two class A office buildings totaling of 1 million sf in downtown Dallas and the sale was consummated at a maximum market value.
From 1998 to 2003, Scott was charged with the marketing/leasing of Inverness (http://invernessbirmingham.com) a 1,650-acre mixed-use development in Birmingham, Alabama. Scott was responsible for the marketing and leasing of a 1.2 million square foot office/retail portfolio as well as land sales, generating build-to-suit and development proposals. While in Birmingham, Scott oversaw the Alabama office and its various service lines (project leasing, property management, and new business) in addition to land planning and development duties. Scott also secured the leasing and disposition assignments of a downtown Class A office building owned by Goldman Sachs, Whitehall Fund.
While in Atlanta, Scott worked for both Overseas Partners Ltd. ( a UPS subsidary) and T&M. During his tenure with Overseas Partners Ltd., Scott created the office leasing division for Atlanta, Chicago and Boston and was directly responsible for the Atlanta leasing division (1.3 million sf of Class A office in Buckhead).
During Scott’s time in Florida, he worked for both Paragon Group and T&M. Scott opened the T&M Tampa office and was collectively responsible for the leasing of 1.3 million sf of Class A space in Tampa and South Florida.
Scott started his career in Dallas and worked for Paragon Group and Cambridge Companies. He leased a portfolio of 1.2 million sf of Class A office and was also responsible for new business development for third party management and leasing.
Education / Associations
Scott received his BBA in Finance from Texas A&M University. He is is a licensed broker in Texas, Florida and Georgia.
BlackWatch Partners, LLC
Lee Park Tower One
3303 Lee Parkway
Dallas, Texas 75219
The BlackWatch Difference
What makes BlackWatch Partners different than other real estate investment and operating companies on the market? Our team brings a new level of energy, creativity and flexibility to the table, along with valuable industry experience and relationships needed to turn smart investments into superior returns.
BlackWatch actively manages each step of the investment process, including sourcing deal flow, due diligence, acquisition, asset and property management, value creation, and multiple exit options, to ensure success.