Scott A. Marks


Scott is a Director in the Affordable Housing and Community Development section of Coats Rose and has served as Counsel to local government agencies, for-profit and nonprofit developers in closing real estate finance. He also has extensive fair housing experience.

Before working at the Firm, Scott served as General Counsel of a real estate development firm in Austin, and closed partnerships financed with Section 42 Housing Tax Credits. He has also represented many governmental clients, including one of the nation’s largest housing authorities. In the late ’90s, he assisted the Chicago Housing Authority with redeveloping the Cabrini-Green public housing high-rise towers into mixed-finance properties.

In Texas, his work has included closing the financing for Wildflower Terrace, a 201-unit senior property at Mueller, the redevelopment site of Austin’s old airport.  With his housing authority, business and legal experience, Scott can provide insights on public policy and strategy, and assist with negotiation of partnership agreements, loan documents, and various governmental alternative financing arrangements.

Also active in the community, Scott served as an appointed member of the Austin Independent School District Facilities and Bond Planning Advisory Committee (FABPAC) that proposed more than $1 billion in bonds which voters approved in 2017, Secretary of the Texas Affiliation of Affordable Housing Providers (TAAHP), and a board member of Preservation Austin.

  • Texas, 1994
  • J.D., 1994, University of Texas School of Law
  • B.A., Math, 1990, The Johns Hopkins University
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