SCION EXPANDS TO TORONTO AND IRVINE, APPOINTS DIRECTORS

CHICAGO, IL. The Scion Group has announced the opening of advisory services offices in Irvine, California and Toronto, Ontario. The company has also announced the promotion of Kim Wright to Director, Advisory Services and director of the Irvine office. Sarah Samuels, Director, Advisory Services, will lead the Toronto office. More

PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY ENGAGES SCION TO ADVISE ON OCCUPANCY MANAGEMENT

MALIBU, CA. Pepperdine University has selected The Scion Group to perform an occupancy management review for its campus housing operation. Scion will complete a full review of the University’s occupancy management strategies and processes, and develop strategies to achieve occupancy goals. More

FOLLOWING SCION CONSULTATION, ASU DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT EXCEEDS DEBT COVERAGE REQUIREMENT

PHOENIX, AZ. Downtown Phoenix Student Housing (DPSH) has announced that the Taylor Place student housing community has exceeded its debt service coverage requirement for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014, for the first time since the project was completed in August 2009. For the past several years, Scion has served as financial consultant to DPSH, the project’s non-profit owner, in fulfillment of bond covenants. More

NEW FIRST-YEAR HOUSING TO OPEN AT WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY

WICHITA, KS. Following a 2011 feasibility study and a 2013 study to confirm demand and verify plans for a new residence hall, both conducted by Scion, Wichita State University is preparing to open the doors of its newest residence facility, Shocker Hall. The $60-million, 784-bed facility will provide a more traditional college experience for first-year students and is expected to support continued enrollment growth. More

SCION COMPLETES FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR NORTH ISLAND COLLEGE

COURTENAY, BRITISH COLUMBIA. Scion and David Nairne & Associates (DNA), a British Columbia architecture and planning firm, have completed a student housing feasibility study for the Comox Valley campus of North Island College, marking Scion’s first engagement in the province. More

AFTER SCION STUDY, HOUSING AT OSU-MARION APPROVED, ACHIEVES FINANCING

MARION, OH. Following a Scion feasibility and planning study to assist in securing final approval and financing, the Marion Township Board of Zoning Appeals has provided final approval for construction of The Annex of Marion, a 200-bed student housing community for students attending the Ohio State University at Marion and Marion Technical College (MTC). More

COLORADO MOUNTAIN COLLEGE RECEIVES SCION CONSULTING, VIA ACUHO-I FOUNDATION

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO. The Scion Group has completed a consulting assignment for Colorado Mountain College, including advising on marketing materials, application documents and the housing contract for the College’s campus residences. Scion completed this work without charge in fulfillment of an in-kind donation to the ACUHO-I Foundation, purchased by the College in a silent charitable auction at an ACUHO-I conference. More

SCION ADDS PROGRAM MANAGEMENT AND FAIR HOUSING EDUCATION TO ADVISORY PLATFORM

CHICAGO, IL. Responding to its clients’ needs, The Scion Group has announced the addition of program management and fair housing education to its suite of advisory services to the student housing sector. The firm has provided these services internally for its portfolio of nearly 16,000 owned and managed beds and has now made them available to the broader higher-education and student housing markets.
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SCION ACQUIRES 960-BED COMMUNITY SERVING PURDUE UNIVERSITY

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN. An affiliate of The Scion Group has acquired “College Station at West Lafayette,” a 960-bed student housing community serving Purdue University. Scion purchased the property with private investment capital and plans nearly $1.8 million of upgrades and capital improvements. The seller was a subsidiary of publicly-traded EdR (NYSE: EDR).
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