Meet Marc Scott

Candidate for Arapahoe County Assessor

Marc Scott is the Arapahoe County Assessor, appointed by the Board of County Commissioners to fill the remaining term vacated by Corbin Sakdol who retired in January 2017.  Previously, Marc worked in the Assessor’s Office as a Senior Commercial Appraiser beginning in 2011 and served as Chief Deputy Assessor from 2013 through 2016 where he directed the strategic operations of the Assessor’s Office, including compliance with state-mandated reporting, process deadlines, annual reports, and appraisal of real and personal property, among other duties.  As Assessor, Marc oversees the office that discovers, lists, classifies and values all real and taxable personal property in Arapahoe County, including more than 200,000 residential and highly complex commercial properties, vacant land, agricultural properties and business personal property.

Experience

Marc brings 35 years of real estate experience and technical expertise to the position, including background in both the private sector and local government.  Prior to joining Arapahoe County Marc was a partner in two commercial real estate appraisal and consulting firms.  With emphasis on eminent domain and property tax appraisals, his private sector practice was primarily litigation based with expert witness testimony provided in numerous courts and administrative tribunals, representing both private property owners and government agencies.  Management of the practice included written articles, occasional speaking engagements and preparation of industry data reports such as a CBD parking survey and a semi-annual real estate investment survey newsletter.

Education and Licenses

Marc is a graduate of Colorado State University, a licensed Certified General Appraiser since 1991, and has been a licensed Real Estate Broker for more than 40 years.  He is a member of the Colorado Assessors’ Association, the Colorado Association of Tax Appraisers, and the International Association of Assessing Officers.  Marc has testified numerous times and has been accepted as an expert witness in property valuation matters in several metro area District Courts, the Colorado Board of Assessment Appeals, and binding arbitration hearings.

Appraisal Institute

He was awarded the MAI designation by the American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers (now the Appraisal Institute) in 1984.  As a designated appraiser Marc served on numerous committees, completed terms in the Board of Directors and Officer positions and served as President of the Colorado Chapter of the Appraisal Institute in 2000.  MAI Designated members of the Appraisal Institute are recognized for their excellence. The MAI designation has long been recognized by courts of law, government agencies, financial institutions and investors as a mark of excellence in the field of real estate valuation and analysis.

Community Service

Marc has years of volunteer service in Arapahoe County, serving on the County’s Open Space and Trails Advisory Board as a Board Member and Chair from 2005 to 2012.  He also served as a Director of the Aurora Colorado Municipal Building Corporation from 1988 to 1995. 

As a Colorado native and Arapahoe County resident since 1975, Marc enjoys everything Colorado has to offer.  Marc resides in Centennial with his wife Sonia.  They have three children and five grandchildren. 

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