Chai Trust Company, LLC
Scott serves as President of Chai Trust Company, LLC, the private company that administers trusts established for the benefit of members of Sam Zell’s family and that serves as the Zell family office. Equity Group Investments (EGI), a division of Chai Trust Company, LLC, provides investment management services on behalf of the Chai Trust.
Scott serves on the boards of companies in which Chai Trust and the Zell family have significant interests, including Equity Lifestyle Properties (NYSE: ELS), a leading REIT owner of manufactured housing and recreational vehicle properties; and Equity International, Inc., a private investment firm focused on building real estate-related businesses in emerging markets. He was also a director on the board of Anixter International, Inc. (NYSE: AXE), a leading global provider of communications, security, and wire and cable products, which sold in 2020 for $4.5 billion.
Scott has also been involved in various Zell Family Foundation-sponsored entrepreneurship-related philanthropic ventures, including the Zell/Lurie Institute at University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, the Zell Fellows Program at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, and the Zell Entrepreneurship Center at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC) in Israel.