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Shopoff Boosts Wholesale Division with New Capital Markets Executives

Irvine, CA-based Shopoff Realty Investments expanded its capital markets team with the addition of two executives, Scott Scherer and Gary Laughlin. Scherer joins as regional vice president managing the company’s Western region, and Laughlin will cover the Eastern region as its internal wholesaler.

Shopoff Realty Investments’ William Shopoff (pictured above) says, “Adding to our excellent wholesale team, Scott and Gary will both fill vital roles for our securities division, utilizing their broad knowledge and long-term experience in the financial sector to effectively serve our valued advisors.”



Scherer joins with more than 20-years of experience in the financial industry, having most recently served at Waypoint Financial Group. His career also included roles with TCFG Wealth, Preferred Capital Securities, Cole Capital and Genworth Financial.

Laughlin previously worked for five years at FS Investments as an internal sales consultant for the company’s Eastern region.

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