Remembering Scott Kaplan2 Comments
Clients and Friends:
It is with deep sadness that we share the stunning reality that we lost a valued member of the retail and real estate community, Scott Kaplan. Scott passed away unexpectedly last week. Details are below on the celebration honoring his life.
A true retail champion, Scott was a leader among leaders. He led a life filled with passion, enthusiasm, integrity and bravery. His clients meant the world to him, and he valued their trust in him above all. As we all can attest to, his positive personality was infectious to all who met him. He leaves behind a legacy of carefully-curated developments that will stand the test of time.
A celebration of Scott’s life will be held on Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 2:00 – 5:00 PM
Balboa Yacht Club
1801 Bayside Dr, Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Scott through JLL Retail Leadership events since 2016. He was always a bright light and a true leader within our organization. To his family, friends and colleagues across the country, I am so sorry for your tremendous loss. Sending you our love and condolences from Atlanta.
Scott was my best friend for the past 42 years and he was indeed the most passionate, dedicated, hardest working, caring, warm, sincere, loyal, and genuine person I have ever met in my life. I knew Scott since high school, went to U of Iowa and lived with him in our fraternity for 3 years and then after we graduated from Iowa until we both met our respective wives. He had 3 beautiful children with his first wife, Karen, and my sincere condolences to Karen, Brett, Blake and Bradley Kaplan. He was the best person I have ever met and my life was much better because of Scott. He was indeed a retail champion for his clients and the companies who were fortunate enough that had him as an employee (CBRE and JLL), but more importantly he was a beautiful person. Love, Lowell