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   What we do:

  • Development
  • Strategic Assessments
  • Hold-Sell Evaluations
  • Refinancings
  • Portfolio Management
  • Loan Workouts
  • Recapitalize Investments
  • Asset Management



Scott Janzen is the president and founder of Catalyst Real Estate. Having worked his entire career in commercial real estate, Scott has acquired and developed properties and portfolios, formed and unwound joint ventures and managed, repositioned, financed and sold individual assets up to $450 million in value.  Scott is a veteran of real estate cycles, and has managed assets and workouts through the last severe down cycle.  Mr. Janzen has experience in office, industrial, retail, multi-family and hotel product, with transaction volume of over $2 billion. During his career, Scott has acquired and structured investments in over five million square feet of commercial property and 2,500 apartments.

Prior to forming Catalyst in 2008, he was responsible for the Apollo (now Ares Management) Value Enhancement Funds’ northeastern assets and acquisitions, with direct responsibility for $1 billion in assets. In this position, Scott acquired properties, entered into and restructured joint ventures, arranged financings, disposed of assets and asset managed the wholly owned and joint venture portfolio. Previously, Scott headed Lend Lease Real Estate Investments’ Philadelphia office, where he led the acquisitions and lending team and also had overall responsibility for asset management of properties throughout the mid-Atlantic. Prior to Lend Lease, he worked in asset management, development, lending and dispositions as a vice president with Equitable Real Estate Investment Management. Scott also held project management roles with a mixed-use developer and in a construction management company. Scott is a graduate of Carnegie-Mellon University (B.S.) and the University of Pennsylvania (MBA).



Catalyst Real Estate LLC
Tel. 215-233-9500
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