Scott Pechersky

By on Feb 26, 2012 in People | 6 Comments

Pechersky family at a Pittsburgh Game

Pechersky and his family at a Pittsburgh Steelers Game

2011 may have been a rough year to be a Pittsburgh Steelers football fan, but Scott Pechersky of Alliance Residential in Phoenix, Ariz. sticks with the black and yellow through thick and thin.

A Microsoft networking guru at the start of his career, Scott has become known in the residential real estate industry as a leader and technology expert. And he’s probably the only Steelers fan on the planet to be able to claim that he taught Mike Tyson how to wave the Terrible Towel.

Scott was seated next to Tyson, rock star Kid Rock and the NBA’s LeBron James at the Steeler’s 2006 Super Bowl 21-10 win over the Seattle Seahawks. In no time at all, he got his new famous friends waving the towels in Pittsburgh’s signature cheer. Tyson was a willing participant, though not particularly skilled at the subtle nuances of towel waving.

“You’ve got to make more of a circular motion, but he was more waving it back and forth,” Scott recalled, laughing. When he called his wife at halftime, he had trouble talking because he was so excited about the game and his brush with celebrity.

A self-described “terrible golfer,” University of Arizona grad and dad to two sons, Scott heads up Alliance Residential’s IT and ancillary departments as the company’s vice president of technology.

He shared his insight about the future of computing for residential property management: it’s going mobile, quickly.

“In everything we do, we’re trying to keep our on-site management folks off the computer as much as possible,” he said. “We need to have leasing agents do more things on tablets so they’re more flexible while walking around the properties.”

Alliance Residential’s properties include approximately 50,000 units, mostly in the western and southern United States.

Moving renters to online applications, rent payment, utility billing and maintenance requests is another priority for property management companies, he noted.  Edging the percentage of tenants who use computers for all those functions toward a targeted 75 percent of total residents is a priority for most in the industry.

And from a business intelligence perspective, the current trend is on putting together comprehensive data storage systems and easy access to that data for employees who can use it day-to-day.

“What I’m focusing on the next 18 months to 2 years is building a data warehouse and making it accessible to all our users, as well as making it a user friendly platform,” Scott said.


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Scott with Peyton and Archie Manning

Scott rubbing elbows with Peyton and Archie Manning

Learn more about Scott:

What is your favorite type of music?

I love all music except country.  Currently my iPod is playing Mumford & Sons, Rihanna and Billy Joel.

What is your favorite book of all time and (optional: why)?

The DaVinci Code, I usually read non-fiction but this book was a great mixture of fiction with historical items.

If you have an hour of free time to spare, what do you do with it?

Take a nap

What kinds of food do you like?

Sushi or a steak with a dirty martini

If you could have dinner with anyone, alive or historical, who would it be?

Teddy Roosevelt

What do you want to be when you grow up?

Quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers

If you could own one piece of famous art, sculpture, memorabilia or historic artifact, what would the item be?

An original Andy Warhol painting

What are some things on your bucket list?

Take my family on a Mediterranean cruise and attend a Pittsburgh Penguin Stanley Cup game.

What athlete or sports figure do you most admire?

Hines Ward and not because he won Dancing With The Stars

What online sites do you visit?, CNN Technology Page and

If you could have a super power, what would it be?


What’s something about you that few people know?

I was in three TV commercials as a child for Gee Bees Department Stores in Pennsylvania