JS Western Retail Investments
JS Western Retail Investments is a privately held real estate investment firm focused on acquiring and operating retail properties in select primary and secondary markets throughout the Western United States. Our expertise resides in our ability to assess the unique needs of the community and create value by re-tenanting/re-positioning the asset to accommodate those needs.
We are always actively acquiring assets and will consider opportunities ranging from $2mm to $50mm. We act as principals in conjunction with individual and institutional capital partners.
Our goal is to provide above-average risk adjusted returns by acquiring properties that provide immediate cash flow with potential for strong capital appreciation.
Founder & Managing Partner
As Founder & Managing Partner, Scott is responsible for JS Western’s long-term corporate strategy, equity and debt relationships. Mr. Tiano founded JS Western in 2013 to acquire core plus and value add investments on behalf of his private and family-office clients. Prior to JS Western he was a partner as LS Realty Group / LS Capital where he acquired over $100 million of retail shopping centers and distressed debt throughout the western US.. While at LS, he was also instrumental in sourcing and maintaining a variety of equity relationships ranging from HNW individuals and family offices. From 2004 to 2010, Mr. Tiano was one of the leading real estate investment brokers in Southern California and eventually co-founded Wilson Commercial Investment Sales Group (now the West Coast Retail Group of Jones Lang LaSalle). Mr. Tiano holds a Bachelor of Arts from UCLA in International Economics. As someone committed to both family and philanthropy Mr. Tiano is a proud husband and father of two, and has been involved as a “big brother” since 1998. Scott also dedicates much of his time to many local and regional not-for-profit organizations such as the the Jewish Federation, JBBBS, and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.
Phil is responsible for evaluating and underwriting acquisition opportunities for JS Western. Phil also helps oversee the asset management of the firm’s current portfolio. Prior to JS Western, Phil worked as a Development Associate at Federal Realty Investment Trust, a $10 billion publicly-traded REIT specializing in retail and mixed-use development. While at Federal Realty, Phil held a wide array of roles relating to asset management, development and financial analysis. Most notably, Phil underwrote the 2nd Phase of Assembly Row, a $2 billion, 64-acre mixed used development which, upon completion, will be comprised of over 500k sf of retail, 2M sf of office, 1,000 residential units, 150 condos and a hotel. Prior to Federal Realty, Phil worked at Cohen & Steers, an asset management firm with over $50 billion under management, raising capital for the firm’s publicly-traded real estate funds. Previous experience also includes several years in the financial services industry with Lord Abbett & Co. and UBS. Phil earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Villanova University.