Shopping Center Solutions LLC is Scott MacDonald’s real estate consulting firm. He was chairman until recently of the Investa Property Group, one of Australia’s largest property companies ( He was Chairman and CEO of Investa from 2008 until October, 2013. Parts of Investa were sold in 2015 and the remaining operating company was sold in March, 2016, when Scott stepped down as Chairman. He resigned as a Director of the ASX listed Investa Office Fund (IOF) in October, 2015.

As presented on the next page, Scott has 40 years of real estate experience including several assignments as CEO, President, or Acting CEO including:

  • President of New Plan Excel ( a NYSE listed REIT)
  • CEO of Center America Property Trust
  • CEO of Plaza Properties of America
  • Acting CEO and COO of Trizec Hahn Centers

In between corporate leadership positions, he has undertaken many international and US property assignments working from offices in Houston, London, and more recently San Diego.

In late 2013, Scott stepped down as CEO of Investa and moved back to the U.S, to focus on his vision to make college education more affordable while assisting less fortunate residents. In 2014, he established the MacDonald Scholars Fund, which is administered by Fidelity Charitable. More information on MacDonald Scholars is presented subsequently and in more detail at
Scott also has authored articles and a blog. His first book, Saving Investa, was published November 1, 2016 in the U.S. and Australia and is available at, and selected bookstores. For more information on Scott’s writing, please visit
More information on Scott, his background and his vision follow. If you would like to contact Scott, please email him at Thank you for visiting this site.