Scott L Robinson

Adjunct Associate Professor

Schack Institute of Real Estate

  • BS, University of California, Riverside
  • MS, New York University
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Mr. Robinson is a senior commercial real estate professional with extensive REIT, bulge-bracket, and middle-market experience in capital markets, investment banking, and credit analysis. Mr. Robinson is a Clinical Associate Professor of Finance at the Schack Institute of Real Estate, where he is also Program Coordinator for the Finance & Investment curriculum and Director of the REIT Center. Additionally, Mr. Robinson is a Managing Director and co-head of real estate investment banking at Oberon Securities.

Mr. Robinson’s teaching portfolio currently includes Real Estate Capital Markets and the Applied Project in Finance & Investment. He has previously taught REIT Securities Analysis, Real Estate Finance, Real Estate Corporate Finance, and Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities. His oversight of the REIT Center allows him to introduce graduate students to the dynamic and fast-paced intersection of Wall Street and real estate, through student-generated content and industry events. Current research projects include evaluating the REIT structure to support digital infrastructure investment; integrating the REIT structure with modular construction to address housing affordability; and integrating the REIT structure with Controlled Environment Agriculture to strengthen food supply chains.

Mr. Robinson’s prior positions include being a key member of the Real Estate Investment Banking Group at Citigroup, a senior analytical role in the Real Estate Finance Group at Standard & Poor’s, as well as positions at Macquarie Capital (sell-side equity research), Advanced Real Estate Services (acquisitions), and BRT Realty Trust (financing).

Mr. Robinson’s experience is regularly sought by both start-up and seasoned companies. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of DIRTT Environmental Solutions (NASDAQ: DRTT) and as an investment-advisor to Arialgo (algorithm-driven REIT securities asset management platform) and Market Stadium (residential data analysis platform).

He previously served on the Board of Directors of Monmouth Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE: MNR), which he helped grow from a US$200m enterprise to its present US$3,000m total capitalization. He also served as advisor, Chairman, and interim CEO of Full Stack Modular, a Brooklyn-based modular construction technology company and as US advisor to a technology-focused VC fund based in Hangzhou, China.

Mr. Robinson received a Bachelor of Science with dual concentrations in Biomedical Sciences and Economics and a minor in Accounting, from the University of California, Riverside, and a Master of Science in Real Estate Finance from New York University. He also FINRA licensed (79, 63, and 7) and a New York State Real Estate Broker.

Mr. Robinson, a Southern California native and long-time New York City resident, is an avid global traveler, snowboarder, and competitive endurance athlete.