Scott Fish (Developer)
Principal for UP Development in Franklin, Tennessee
Scott Fish serves as the Principal of UP Development, providing his expert services in redevelopment projects to financers, developers, and owners plagued by troubled assets and in need of creative solutions to revitalize their businesses. Over the last 17 years, Mr. Fish and his associates have successfully completed projects for a multitude of major retailers, including Publix Super Markets, Target, The Kroger Co., and Lowe’s Companies, Inc. Initially, Scott Fish led UP Development in its projects for The Inland Real Estate Group of Companies, Inc.’s Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). Following the group’s sale to Developers Diversified Realty (DDR) in 2007, Scott Fish and his associates turned their attention to new enterprises. Operating out of Tennessee, Scott Fish engages in projects and redevelopments across the Southeast of the United States. In Orlando, Florida, one of the country’s hardest-hit housing markets, he has completed several relocation and renovation enterprises, such as moving the Toys “R” Us from Orlando Fashion Square mall to make room for a new national retail outlet, replacing a defunct Colonial Bank office with a Branch Banking & Trust Company (BB&T) office, and clearing the former space of a Robb & Stucky Limited, LLLP furniture store. Identifying opportunity in areas overlooked by retailers, Scott Fish and his team have more than half a million square feet of retail space either developed or under construction in the least favorable economic conditions in decades. In addition to helping retailers, Scott Fish has allocated resources to developing community facilities: he once donated an Elks Lodge in Greeley, Colorado. Teaming up with the NHL’s Nashville Predators, Scott Fish also dedicated time and effort to revitalizing a Franklin, Tennessee, ice arena, purchasing it before it shut down and adding 70,000 additional square feet for basketball and volleyball courts. By the end of the redevelopment project, more than 20 schools played hockey at the arena, presently the A-Game Sportsplex.