Scott Prephan is an experienced real estate executive
with a substantial, growing international presence who enjoys volunteering both time and financial resources to a number of philanthropic endeavors.
A longtime member of Rotary and Rotary International, Scott has been active with the organization for more than twenty years. A terrific organization that is unparalleled in its ability to connect members across enormous distances, Scott enjoys the fact that he can visit a club and contribute regardless of where in the country or world his work brings him. His local chapter in Ohio has played a crucial role in supporting a varied array of important projects to benefit communities everywhere, including advocating for new and improved parks, funding medical research, helping defend battered women, and more.
Philanthropy and Real Estate
The founder and President of a number of real estate investment firms, Scott has established offices in several locations, including Ohio, Florida, and China. With more than thirty-five years of professional leadership experience, Scott provides a client-first experience through his consulting services, which emphasize investment, real estate development, and brokering. Scott excels at partnering individuals and businesses both domestically and abroad with premier real estate opportunities throughout the United States.
Scott Prephan’s most prominent accomplishments include ushering tens of millions of dollars of foreign direct investment into the country to the immense benefit of local communities. He continues to build and nurture an extensive business network, with an expanding presence in Asia and Europe. Scott owns a diverse portfolio of properties and businesses, spanning a number of different functions. These include lakefront developments, oceanfront developments, resort properties, and more. After decades spearheading real estate transformation throughout Northwest Ohio, Scott has most recently established himself in southern Florida – he purchased a marina in Naples – and begun replicating his successes.
Scott Prephan is naturally inclined to building bridges and cultivating productive partnerships, even across the most dramatic international divides. His work has united investors and sellers all over the world, opening the United States real estate market to high-profile international investors and completing hundreds of millions of dollars in transactions in the last few years alone. Due in large part to Scott’s considerable efforts, new businesses have relocated to Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan, bringing with them millions in commercial and residential developments from direct foreign investment. As his network continues to broaden, Scott is opening doors to select, exclusive destination markets like Seattle, Las Vegas, and Philadelphia.
Scott Prephan‘s Businesses
Throughout his career working in commercial real estate investment and development, Scott founded a number of companies to fill different white spaces that he found within the real estate market.
Scott has been involved with real estate investment and business development since 1990, and his ability to bring together sellers and investors within his local community prompted him to found his first business, Prephan Enterprises.
In 2004, Scott Prephan became actively involved in business development on an international scale. He had a vision for bringing foreign money into our economy by matching foreign investors with real estate opportunities right here in America, and he decided to actualize this dream through Five Lakes Global Realty. Now, Scott works to pair businesses based in Asia and Europe expand their investment portfolios through acquisitions throughout Northwestern Ohio and Southeastern Michigan which has already resulted in the flow of millions of dollars of foreign investments into American property.
Scott Prephan began his career as a member of the management consulting team with Ernst & Young. He holds degrees in both Accounting and Information Management Systems from Bowling Green University.