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Socius Development Group prides ourself on our creativity and collaborative style. Since the mid 1990's Socius' founder, Scott Aaron has worked with the top architects, engineers, designers and contractors in the world to create buildings that continue to outperform the market. Each member of the Development Team has a long track record of development and asset management experience at the highest levels of the industry. Our thoughtful approach to each project coupled with decades of collective experience, result in projects that continue to raise the bar in efficiency, design and leading edge technology and set new standards in the neighborhoods we build in.
Meet The Team
Scott L. Aaron
Founder & CEO
Scott Aaron is the Founding Principal of Socius Development Group. Since 1996, he has directed the development of more than 2 million square feet of luxury residential rental, condominium and hospitality projects in New York and Miami. His deep understanding of financing, structuring, designing and developing large scale projects is enhanced by his experience of navigating through up and down cycles in the market. Socius projects consistently outperform the market and set new benchmarks in design, efficiency and economic performance.
In 2009, Scott was recognized as one of New York City’s “Developers on the Rise” by Real Estate New York Magazine.
Scott founded Socius Development Group in 2013. Socius is focused on value-add development and re-development opportunities across multiple asset classes, primarily in the New York Metropolitan area. Scott's vast experience in developing luxury hi-rise projects includes collaborations with world class architects, engineers and designers. His 22 year track record of successful development projects in the most competitive markets in the world is a testament to his design vision and collaborative style.
Socius Advisory Board
Before joining Enterprise Asset Management in 2018, he was president of Trinity Real Estate, the real estate arm of Trinity Church, which owns about $3 billion worth of real estate in New York, divided across 14 acres and 5.5 million square feet. Pizer oversaw Trinity's expansion into residential real estate, including plans to build four luxury residential towers in Hudson Square, where the church owns most of its properties, as well as one partially residential tower close to Wall Street.
Pizer was with Trinity since November 1999, when he began as a vice president for leasing.
After earning a bachelor of science in political science from SUNY Albany, Pizer graduated from the University of New Hampshire Law School