When Scott first began developing in 1991, his CPA called one day and told Scott he needed to quickly come up with a name for their new development entity. On a deadline, and thinking the name could be adjusted or changed later, Scott quickly came up with: "SKN Properties" (short for Scott, Kim, Negri). More than 25 years, plus 50 acquisitions and developments later, the name hasn't changed.
Scott and his wife Kim both grew up in the Central Valley, and graduated from Fresno State. They married in 1991 and welcomed twins, Arianna and Alec, in 1995. Scott and Kim now reside in Monterey, California and their twins recently graduated college, so they are officially empty nesters. Never ones to sit still, they are always looking for the next SKN Properties project.
SKN Properties continuously strives to create and own great properties. The company started out by focusing on one to five-acre retail development projects in California. First came Blockbuster, then Starbucks and now SKN Properties has developed projects for over a hundred different tenants, from Blaze Pizza to Verizon. With the recession of 2008, the company dove into acquisitions of existing projects. This led SKN Properties to Texas, Kansas and Washington. In 2015, the company diversified into multi-family and industrial projects.
SKN Properties handles their property management in-house. Judy Troehler has been with the company for 25 years and Jeannine Marcenaro joined in 2016. Judy and Jeannine work to facilitate property management needs. Kim Negri handles environmental "greening" of the developments and special projects. Scott Negri manages all aspects of the business. Tenants know they can reach him at any time. Scott always says, "We treat our tenants as partners because without them, where would we be?"