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Scott Beck

Scott Beck

Beck Ventures

Scott Beck has helped finance billions of dollars of high-profile projects throughout the country. He also was instrumental in the development and design of Trophy Club, a 2,400-acre master planned city. Legacy projects are his passion; hence his vision for the 430-acre Dallas Midtown, which includes the $4 billion redevelopment of Valley View Mall. Beck previously was associate vice president at JP Morgan Chase and Co.’s "Lab Morgan," where he focused on new business formation and corporate strategy for the bank globally. Prior to that, he was a member of SG Cowen’s leveraged finance group and a senior auditor at Ernst and Young LLP. Beck received a master's of accounting from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin, where he also completed his BBA. He's a member of the board of directors of United Texas Bank and is president of Beck Properties Trophy Club. He also serves on the boards of various educational and charitable organizations.

Stories by Scott Beck

Commercial Real Estate

Scott Beck: Millennials and Rapid Urbanization

The arena in which millennials are effecting perhaps the most palpable, immediate change is the real estate market.

Scott Beck: Protecting the Downside

Although I consider myself an optimist, I know better than to assume that failure is avoidable. The fact is, failure is simply inevitable in certain situations, and I am constantly practicing and refining my ability to deal with it.

Scott Beck: Why I’m Optimistic About the Future

I always have considered myself a glass half-full type of person, a person who does not accept the status quo or simply think outside the box. Rather, I tend to create my own box. Lately, I have begun to ponder what external forces exist in 2016 that have enabled me to be so optimistic about our collective futures.
Commercial Real Estate

Scott Beck: The Importance of a Digital Persona

“Likes,” “shares,” and “connections” have become the digital currency of our day. They have the power to buy influence and market share.
Commercial Real Estate

Scott Beck: The Rubber Band Effect

When you stretch a rubber band out all the way and watch it snap back, you’ll notice that it doesn’t snap back right to the center; it typically snaps back about two-thirds of the way. That’s exactly how urban and suburban city development has taken place all around the world for at least the past century. This trend, I believe, is primed to happen in Dallas over the next 20 years.