Scott J. Kolb



Scott’s mission at Christenson Advisors (CA) is to assist public and private real estate companies in assessing the competitiveness of their existing compensation programs as well as design and implement solutions that attract, retain, and incentive employees.

Scott is a Principal in CA’s compensation consulting practice.  He is responsible for conducting competitive benchmarking analyses, developing company, group and individual compensation recommendations, determining salary ranges and grade/band systems, designing annual incentive (cash bonus) and long-term incentive programs, identifying competencies that improve organizational performance by connecting employee behaviors to organizational objectives, and analyzing and modeling current and future compensation and financial scenarios among other services.

Previously, Scott managed CA’s survey department and proprietary database, conducting research on compensation levels and program design, benefits design and administration, corporate governance (board practices and priorities), industry hiring trends and organizational assessments throughout the global real estate industry.  Scott administered more than 150 surveys, both nationally and internationally, over his 20 plus years of experience in the survey field.

Scott came to CA from FPL Advisory Group, a global real estate advisory firm, where he led the survey team dedicated to designing and implementing surveys across the global real estate industry.  Scott worked with many trade associations and companies, conducting annual industry-specific benchmarking surveys for public REITs, investment managers/private equity, owners/developers, banking and insurance, service providers, mortgage lenders and homebuilders.

Scott began his career with Parkside Associates Inc., a satisfaction measurement firm for health care organizations (formerly a subsidiary of Advocate Health Care).  At Parkside, he supported clients in their survey design, data collection, report interpretation and quality improvement initiatives.  After that Scott worked at Baxter International Inc., where he was responsible for the firm’s global performance management system and process.  He also administered surveys both internally (employees) and externally (suppliers, customers), as well as advised business units on survey design, analysis and action planning while at Baxter.  Scott also served as a management consultant at Accenture.

Scott received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Illinois State University and his Master of Arts in industrial/organizational psychology from Roosevelt University.