Scott S. Ingraham is currently focused on private equity and angel investments initiated by Zuma Capital, an Austin-based company he co-owns with his California-based business partner of 29 years, Allan O. Hunter, Jr. He serves on the boards of several public and private companies headquartered in Texas and California.
He is a three-time success story in multifamily building and selling three enormously successful, diverse companies in finance, property ownership and marketing technology. His businesses created hundreds of millions in new equity value and produced thousands of jobs in the multifamily industry. He is a pure entrepreneur whose love of business creation is an inspiration to the industry. He, his partner Alan and his teams have succeeded as portfolio owner, marketing vendor, and lender.
Mr. Ingraham and his shareholders sold Rent.com to eBay for $433 million in 2005. Mr. Ingraham co-founded Rent.com in 1999 and served as its Chairman and CEO. Rent.com became the largest Internet Listing Site and producer of apartment lease transactions in the nation.
Prior to Rent.com, Mr. Ingraham was the President and CEO of Oasis Residential, an apartment REIT publicly traded on the NYSE. In 1998 Oasis was merged into Camden Property Trust (CPT:NYSE) in a $1 billion + transaction. Mr. Ingraham co-founded Oasis in 1992, led the effort to take Oasis public in 1993 and was its President and CEO.
Prior to Oasis, Mr. Ingraham was the President and Managing Director of Post Oak Partners, a private real estate finance firm founded by Mr. Ingraham in 1982. Post Oak Partners specialized in institutional debt and equity financings for commercial real estate developers and owners and maintained offices in Houston, Los Angeles and Newport Beach.
Mr. Ingraham’s business career has spanned 37 years, including 19 years in Los Angeles, and is highlighted by three entrepreneurial start-up companies he co-founded and led as CEO.
Mr. Ingraham currently serves on three public company boards including Camden Property Trust (CPT:NYSE) headquartered in Houston, Kilroy Realty Corporation (KRC:NYSE) based in Los Angeles and Real Page (RP:NYSE) located in the Dallas metro area. He previously served on two other public company boards including Loopnet (LOOP: NASDAQ) based in San Francisco and Oasis Residential (OAS:NYSE) located in the Las Vegas area.
Before becoming an entrepreneur, Mr. Ingraham worked in Houston in real estate finance specializing in income property lending and debt and equity financing for the life insurance and mortgage banking subsidiaries of Illinois Central (IC) Industries, headquartered in Chicago.
Mr. Ingraham graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a BBA in Finance.
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