Who We Are
Marinita Development Co. Inc., successor in interest to Capri Builders, Inc. which was established in 1961, is a California corporation whose principal members are J. Scott Fawcett, Ross Canon and David B. Garrison who together represent over a century of experience.
Marinita is licensed as a California and Nevada general contractor and California real estate broker. The company’s current focus is developing, building, managing and marketing retail and industrial properties. Currently Marinita, and its affiliates, manage 16 retail and industrial properties in California and Nevada.
Marinita is a full-service real estate company, which constitutes a strong foundation for long-term investments. Marinita strives to identify the best developmental opportunities through careful market analysis and feasibility studies.
Marinita prides itself on its commitment to adhere to the highest quality standards in each project; the same standards are maintained with its relationships with major tenants and investor partners. It is Marinita's philosophy to be an investment builder, with plans on holding projects for the long-term, rather than being a merchant builder, and Marinita will only proceed with projects for which significant pre-leasing has been established. This philosophy enables Marinita to offer developmental opportunities that are conservative and consistent with our network of investors and lenders.
J. Scott Fawcett
Mr. Scott Fawcett is the President and one of the founders of Marinita Development Co., Inc. Marinita specializes in developing and operating real estate projects. The company has offices in Newport Beach, California and Las Vegas, Nevada.
Mr. Fawcett is responsible for managing the real estate asset management operations of all properties and day to day operations of the company. His responsibilities include new business, supervising real estate acquisition, maintaining banking relationships, obtaining financing, and developing corporate strategies, goals, and objectives.
Mr. Fawcett has been involved in the real estate field for over forty years. He has an extensive diversified commercial real estate background with such national companies as Shell Oil where he acquired properties for their land investments division. Mr. Fawcett is presently Co-Managing Partner of numerous partnerships which own land, operate, and develop industrial parks and shopping centers.
Mr. Fawcett holds a Bachelors of Science degree from Ohio State University. He has been active in the development industry where he either currently is or has been a member of International Platform Association, International Council of Shopping Centers (since 1970), International Right of Way Association, International Institute of Valuers, Institute of Business Appraisers, American Association of Certified Appraisers, Urban Land Institute, National Association of Review Appraisers and Mortgage Underwriters, California Licensed Contractors Association and Association of Corporate Real Estate Executives.
Mr. Canon is responsible for project management and financing. He has over 30 years of experience in the related fields of real estate planning, development and financing of commercial and residential projects throughout California, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and Florida. Mr. Canon has been active as a general contractor and has been licensed in California since 1959.
Mr. Canon has been associated with Tustin Savings and Loan as Vice President in charge of their loan department, Leadership Homes, where he was in charge of financing for seven planned communities, and the Mission Viejo Company where he was Vice President and Director of Special Projects. Prior to joining Marinita in 1985, he was directly responsible for the development of over $50 million of income property for American Diversified Capital Corporation. He has been an active member of the Home Builders Association in the states of Florida, Arizona and California. Mr. Canon is currently retired.
Mr. Lichterman has extensive commercial real estate experience in Southern California spanning almost 40 years. He has been involved with all aspects of development, investment, exchanges, brokerage, entitlement, financing, project management and property management. He has formed joint ventures of every kind including corporate headquarters, industrial buildings, retail projects, multi-tenant properties, hotels, and an upscale condominium project in Laguna Beach.
Mr. Lichterman began his long career as a commercial (industrial) broker, first with W.H. Daum & Staff in Newport Beach, then with Western Pacific Commercial Real Estate which was owned by Beverly Hills Savings & Loan, and finally with Iliff, Thorn & Co. He was responsible, in part, for more than 5 million sq. ft. of leases, exchanges, and sales of various commercial and investment properties. He is a current member of ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers), is on the Board of ACRE (Association of Corporate Real Estate Executives) as Sponsorship Chairman, and is involved with CREW, NAIOP, ULI, CONNECT, OPPSITES, and other real estate networking organizations.
Mr. Lichterman's current responsibilities are sourcing new business, project management, investor relations, and focusing on joint ventures.
Ms. Jonason has extensive experience spanning 30 + years developing retail centers ranging in size from 10,000-450,000 sq. ft. She has been President of Jonason Properties, a real estate brokerage and development company since 1984, managing all phases of commercial development including property acquisitions, construction, leasing and dispositions. As a partner in the 450,000-sq. ft. Lake Elsinore Marketplace, she negotiated tenant leases, ground leases and over-saw the construction on tenant buildouts through completion. Prior to founding Jonason Properties she managed acquisitions of multi-family properties for public offering in 5 states.
Ms. Jonason is the founding president of CREW Orange County, an organization focused on advancing the success of women in commercial real estate and serving as a resource to its members and the industry. As a separate affiliate of Marinita Development Company, she is an acquisition specialist and project manager.
David B. Garrison
Mr. Garrison has an extensive background working within the construction and real estate industry and has held the title of Vice President of Construction & Design for firms such as World Premier Investments, Hopkins Development and Pacific Rim Development (formerly W.R. Grace Development). Mr. Garrison has successfully completed projects in California, Nevada, Illinois, Oregon, Washington, and New Mexico. Mr. Garrison has been a licensed General Contractor in the State of California since 1990.
Mr. Garrison works closely with legal staff in developing all documentation for escrows, Development Agreements and CC&R's (Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions). He handles governmental liaison and entitlement requirements for the firm’s developments, including all public hearings. He also oversees all design and construction activities which include negotiating contracts and scope of work for all construction, professional consultants, and in-house superintendents.