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Scott A. Read

Executive Managing Director

CA RE License #01029250

Scott Read joined Newmark Knight Frank's Newport Beach office in May 1989. He specializes in representing private owners, corporations and financial institutions in the sale or lease of commercial properties located in Orange County, California. Mr. Read gained experience with commercial development through his work as a partner in a local development firm from August 2007 through January 2009. During his 23 year commercial real estate tenure, Mr. Read has been involved in the sale of over 250 acres of commercial land and the sale/lease of over 12 million square feet of commercial building area, with a total transaction value of approximately $1 billion.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Read has gained a level of expertise covering all facets of commercial real estate brokerage, including property sales and leasing, property development, land sale transactions, build-to-suit transactions, tenant representation, joint venture development and ground leases.

Mr. Read's clientele includes major corporations such as Brinderson Engineers and Contractors, Cornerstone Real Estate Funds, Alliance Commercial Partners, Western Realco, SMC Corporation, RREEF, Koll Company, Layton-Belling & Associates, ProLogis Corp., Aetna/UBS Brinson, American Sporting Goods, Masimo Corporation, Unilever/Best Foods, United Parcel Service, Unocal Corporation, Intel Corporation and Kaiser Aerospace. 


  • Number One Broker in Orange County, 2012
  • Circle of Excellence Award (12-time winner)
  • President's Council
  • Excellence in Brokerage Award
  • Overall Excellence in Real Estate Brokerage Award

Mr. Read holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science with a Business Administration emphasis from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).

Scott A. Read
Scott A. Read
Executive Managing Director
4675 MacArthur Ct
Suite 1600
Newport Beach, CA 92660
United States
T  949.608.2007

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Areas of Specialization
  • Tenant Representation
  • Property Sales
  • Leasing
  • Development
  • Build-to-Suit

Years of Experience
23 years