InterFace On-Campus Housing, Tempe, Arizona – three panels

The State of On-Campus Student Housing
Issues and Trends in On-Campus Management & Operations
Ten Things to Think About Regarding the On-Campus Housing of the Future

Three executives from The Scion Group will be featured in panel discussions during the InterFace On-Campus Housing 2015 conference in Tempe, Arizona. Jason Taylor, Vice President, Advisory Services, will moderate the conference’s opening general session on “The State of On-Campus Student Housing.” Scion co-founder and Executive Vice President Eric Bronstein will be a panelist for “Issues and Trends in On-Campus Management & Operations.” Eric Luskin, Senior Vice President, will speak on “Ten Things to Think About Regarding the On-Campus Housing of the Future.” The InterFace On-Campus Housing conference brings together college and university housing, business, planning and auxiliary officers with on-campus student housing developers, operator/managers, architects, consultants and vendors.

NMHC Student Housing Conference & Exposition, Phoenix, Arizona – two panel discussions

Taking Stock of Where We Are and Where We’re Headed
Deciphering Data: Tips to Estimate Student Demand

Two leaders from The Scion Group will participate in panel discussions at the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) 2015 Student Housing Conference & Exposition in Phoenix, Arizona. Scion President and co-founder Robert Bronstein will participate in “Taking Stock of Where We Are and Where We’re Headed,” a discussion featuring leading industry chief executives. The discussion will focus on the pertinent issues surrounding today’s student housing market, including an in-depth look at financing, alternative product types, P3s, enrollment trends, potential market opportunities and what to expect in the years to come. Jason Taylor, Vice President of Scion’s Advisory Services practice, will participate on a panel discussion, “Deciphering Data: Tips to Estimate Student Demand” which includes leading research experts sharing innovative ways to track and take advantage of student demand.

ACUHO Annual Conference and Expo, Orlando – four educational sessions

Canadian Student Housing: Understanding a Changing Landscape
Seeking New or Renovated Graduate Student Housing for Your Campus?
Occupancy Is Not a Fairy Tale: Three Stories of Strategic Marketing
How Might the Fair Housing Act Impact Campus Housing of the Future?

The ACUHO-I Annual Conference Program Committee has accepted four educational session program proposals with professionals from The Scion Group for its June 2015 annual conference and exposition in Orlando, Florida. Sarah Samuels, director of Scion’s advisory services practice in Canada, will be joined by Chad Nutall from the University of Toronto–Mississauga and Barry Stone from the University of Manitoba to present on trends in Canadian campus housing. Bill Zeller, Scion’s director of campus consulting services, will join Von Stange from the University of Iowa and Joshua Smith from Balfour Beatty Campus Solutions to discuss the University of Iowa’s planning, decision-making and outcomes in replacing its on-campus graduate student housing community. Jason Taylor, Scion Vice President for Advisory Services, along with Michael Zabriskie of the University of Michigan, Linda Mulroney-Bowden of UW-Platteville and Jeff Panchavinin of AVS Student Housing at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, will showcase the benefits of strategic marketing initiatives. Eric Luskin, a Scion principal and Senior Vice President, will join Kathy Hobgood of Clemson University and Steve Waller of Louisiana State University to discuss changes to enforcement of the Fair Housing Act and its implications for campus housing operations.

Student Housing State of the Market, Chicago

Keynote address

REJournals.com has announced that Robert Bronstein, President and co-founder of The Scion Group, will present the keynote address at its inaugural Student Housing State of the Market conference. The conference will be held at the University of Chicago and will focus on the latest innovations in student housing finance, investment, operations, design and construction.

InterFace Student Housing 2015, Austin – three panel discussions

The Power Panel - opening session
Superior Management & Operations
Changes & Trends in On-Campus Housing

Leaders from The Scion Group will participate in four sessions during the 7th annual InterFace Student Housing Conference. Robert Bronstein, President and co-founder of Scion, will be a featured speaker in “The Student Housing Power Panel,” the conference’s April 9 opening general session featuring chief executives from the sector’s most prominent companies discussing the state of the industry and its future. Mitchell Smith, Senior Vice President, Property Operations, will participate in an April 9 panel discussion on “Superior Management & Operations: The Difference Between Winning & Losing in Student Housing” and will explore successful management strategies and share tips for increasing net operating income. Jason Taylor, Vice President, Advisory Services, will moderate an April 10 panel discussion entitled, “Changes & Trends in the Look, Feel & Purpose of On-Campus Housing” to address trends and innovations in the design, delivery and financing of campus housing.

2015 Public-Private Partnership Conference, Dallas – panel discussion

Higher education focus: Are P3s the right choice?

Jason Taylor, Scion’s Vice President for Advisory Services, will lead the first-ever higher-education focused panel to be included at the 2015 annual conference of the Public-Private Partnership Alliance. Mr. Taylor, one of North America’s leading advisors on public-private partnerships for student housing, will develop the panel program, suggest participants and moderate the session. The Public-Private Partnership Alliance seeks to partner governments with private sector expertise and investment, broaden networks for cities and municipalities, and promote best practices. Its annual conference attracts more than 750 participants from federal, state and municipal agencies and private-sector firms.

Financing Campus Facilities through Public/Private Partnerships, San Diego, CA – instructor

Preparing for Public/Private Partnerships On and Off Campus

Jason Taylor, Scion’s Vice President for Advisory Services and one of North America’s leading experts on student housing public private partnerships, will again serve as an instructor during the “Financing Campus Facilities Through Public/Private Partnerships” conference presented by Academic Impressions. Mr. Taylor will detail the P3 project planning process, strategies for identifying goals and evaluating opportunities, and the engagement of key internal and external stakeholders in the execution of projects.

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