Welcome to Blue Vault Due Diligence.

Blue Vault Due Diligence Services, LLC is an independent, third-party provider of due diligence research on alternative investment products such as nontraded REITs; nontraded BDCs; interval or daily NAV funds; and private placement offerings to independent Broker-Dealer clients.

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About Us.

Scott Brown
(770) 315-7066

BVDDS Managing Partner, Scott Brown served as Senior Vice President – Asset Management at Signature Office REIT from 2014 to 2015, where he was responsible for the 15-building real estate portfolio. He designed and executed leasing strategies and capital programs in addition to negotiating new and renewal leases. Mr. Brown was part of the leadership team that transitioned Signature REIT from being advised by Wells Real Estate Funds to being internally managed. He worked at Wells from 2001 to 2013 beginning as Portfolio Management Director then as Senior Vice President – Asset Management for the Western Region. His duties included selection and direction of the property-level teams, negotiation of leases, and supporting the acquisition / disposition processes. In addition, he was Portfolio Manager of the Limited Partnership programs at Wells.

Prior to Wells, Mr. Brown was a retail asset manager for Lend Lease Real Estate Investments, a leading international office, retail, and residential property group. In addition, he worked in portfolio management and real estate accounting. Mr. Brown began his career at First Baptist Church of Atlanta / FBA Properties, Inc., where he was Staff Accountant with responsibility for financial reporting for the church and other related companies.

Mr. Brown holds an M.B.A. with a concentration in Real Estate as well as a B.B.A in Accounting cum laude, both from Georgia State University in Atlanta. Mr. Brown is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), and he previously held FINRA Series 7 and 63 securities licenses. Mr. Brown is a frequent speaker/trainer at BOMA International and other real estate organizations. He is married and has two daughters.

Alan Royalty
(678) 697-7333

BVDDS Managing Partner, Alan Royalty served as Vice President – Banking, Finance and Risk Management at Signature Office REIT from 2014-2015, where he was responsible for all banking, finance, portfolio tenant credit, and risk management activities. At Wells Real Estate Funds, Royalty oversaw all due diligence activities for Wells-sponsored investment products with Broker Dealers and third-party consultants from 2006-2013. Royalty’s additional responsibilities from 2002-2013 included tenant credit analysis, insurance, and risk management in support of the real estate group.

As Vice President, Risk Management & Due Diligence, for Wells Real Estate Funds, Mr. Royalty was responsible for credit underwriting for current and prospective REIT office tenants, as well as overseeing Wells’ property/casualty and executive risk insurance programs. He also worked directly with broker/dealers and third-party firms that performed due diligence on Wells-sponsored investment products.

Mr. Royalty joined Wells in 2002 and was tasked with forming Wells’ portfolio and credit underwriting teams. In 2004 and 2006, he also assumed responsibility for risk management and due diligence, respectively.

Prior to Wells, Mr. Royalty was Vice President, Credit Products Specialist for Wachovia Securities, Inc. There he originated complex bank credit transactions and led due diligence teams through the structuring, pricing, and negotiation of client transactions. He also monitored and actively managed deteriorating credit situations in order to maintain the credit portfolio.

Prior to that, Mr. Royalty worked in corporate finance and credit underwriting for Citicorp North America’s Global Corporate Bank and Citicorp Securities, respectively. He successfully completed Citicorp’s six-month credit training program at Citicorp’s Institute of Global Finance in Long Island City, New York, in December 1997. From 1994 – 1996 Mr. Royalty worked in the Field Examination Unit of Citicorp’s Structured Finance division.

Mr. Royalty began his career at Deloitte & Touche LLP, where he was a manager in the firm’s audit services group. He holds a B.B.A. in Accounting cum laude from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta. Royalty has held a Certified Public Accountant’s license in Georgia since 1990 and holds FINRA Series 7 and 63 securities licenses.


407 East Maple Street, Suite 305
Cumming, GA 30040

Phone Numbers.

Alan (770) 315-7066
Scott (678) 697-7333



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