The Team

Scott Pertel – President & Founder

Scott Pertel is the Founder and President of Cold Summit Development. Scott most recently was a Senior Managing Director and San Francisco Office Co-Head at HFF, L.P. (NYSE: HF), a real estate capital markets intermediary. Over the course of his career, Scott has focused his efforts within the cold storage industry, providing investment advisory, debt advisory and capital raising expertise for developers, owners, and operators of refrigerated warehouses throughout the United States. Scott will lead all aspects of the organization, from client relationships, community involvement, fundraising, and philanthropic efforts, to project delivery.

Ed Johnson – Managing Director

Ed has an extensive background in all things real estate finance. He handles all facets of underwriting, conducting due diligence, reporting, and systems implementation. Ed spent much of his career at Black Creek Diversified Property Fund, most recently consulting for Starwood, SunCap Property Group, CBRE, and Paceline Investors.