Randy Scott '76

Randy Scott '76 is a fourth-generation Golden Bear, graduating from the University of California, Berkeley in 1979 with a degree in Economics. He now lives in Palo Alto, works as a Vice Chairman for Newmark, and has earned thirty-eight years of high-acclaim in the real estate industry. Randy has two adult daughters– Jordan (27) and Jena (23)-- and enjoys staying active, playing tennis, and using his real estate expertise to help Cal’s student athletes have affordable, safe housing near campus.

After graduating, Randy began his career journey working in sales at Xerox before finding his true passion in real estate. He joined the Newmark team in 1984 as an Office and R&D Leasing Specialist and has since seen great success. Bringing in the most revenue out of 300 representatives spanning 13 offices, Randy was the company’s top agent for fourteen straight years. He was also honored as the R&D Broker of the Year by the Association of Silicon Valley Brokers in 1992, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, and 2000, earning him a spot in the Hall of Fame. 

Randy is incredibly sports-driven and puts great effort toward supporting Cal’s athletics, especially after his own experience playing tennis at the university. “I went to the coaches and asked how I could help,” says Randy, “Their answer was housing– the number one problem student athletes have is finding affordable, quality housing that is close to campus.” He now owns three homes for the school’s football team and co-owns another complex for the basketball team, taking pride in outfitting, upkeeping, and maintaining affordable rent prices for the players who reside there. “They’re close to campus, really good quality, and they allow the entire team to look out for each other and bond and build chemistry. The bottom line is– I want to give back to Cal athletics.” 

In addition to playing tennis, Randy was an active member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon during his undergraduate years. He served as the chapter’s representative for the Interfraternity Council and remembers his brothers as key influences for his personal growth. “SAE positively impacted the development of my social skills and my ability to be around a wide range of types of people from all different backgrounds. I built lifelong relationships with people that I respect both professionally and personally.”