SCION SELECTED TO DEVELOP HOUSING STRATEGIC PLAN FOR MCGILL UNIVERSITY

MONTREAL, QUÉBEC. McGill University has selected The Scion Group to complete a Housing Strategic Plan, which will support decision making for the University’s Student Housing and Hospitality Services while promoting student development and enrolment management objectives. This engagement marks Scion’s fourth strategic and master planning engagement in Canada in the past year. More

SCION’S JASON TAYLOR TO DELIVER KEYNOTE AT EDR ANALYST & INVESTOR DAY

MEMPHIS, TN. EdR Collegiate Housing has announced that Jason Taylor, Senior Vice President, Advisory Services for The Scion Group, will deliver the keynote address during its Analyst and Investor Day Dinner. Mr. Taylor will discuss how the critical issues faced by colleges and universities are driving the trend toward public-private partnerships in student housing. More

AFTER SCION STUDY, ANNEX STUDENT LIVING BEGINS HOUSING REDEVELOPMENT

BATTLE CREEK, MI. Following a market and demand analysis from Scion, Annex Student Living has begun redevelopment of a newly acquired property across from Kellogg Community College. Annex plans to invest $6 million, transitioning the 64-unit apartment complex to 118 beds of student housing. More

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO SCARBOROUGH SELECTS SCION TO ADVISE ON NEW PLANNED RESIDENCE

SCARBOROUGH, ONTARIO. University of Toronto Scarborough has engaged The Scion Group to provide a detailed Student Residence Market and Demand Analysis, to support the financial model for a proposed new student residence. This engagement marks the 13th Ontario campus where Scion has advised on student housing, including all three University of Toronto campuses. More

SCION TO ADVISE ON POTENTIAL STUDENT RESIDENCE AT MOHAWK COLLEGE

HAMILTON, ONTARIO. Mohawk College has engaged The Scion Group to perform a Student Residence Market and Demand Analysis for a planned student residence at its Fennell Campus. Scion will project demand for the project and provide an assessment of market conditions in off-campus rental properties and areas that attract and are marketed to Mohawk students. More

SCION TO COMPLETE CAMPUS HOUSING STUDY AT PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY

MALIBU, CA. Following the successful completion of an occupancy management plan for student housing in Fall 2015, Pepperdine University has re-engaged The Scion Group to conduct a comprehensive market and demand analysis and strategic housing plan. Scion’s work will include preparing an analysis of the current and future on- and off-campus housing options, conducting student focus groups and a student survey, interviewing University administrators, and developing recommendations for the campus’s future housing needs. More

JASON TAYLOR NAMED SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, ADVISORY SERVICES

CHICAGO, IL. The Scion Group announced today that Jason Taylor has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Advisory Services. One of North America’s leading experts in public-private partnerships for student housing, he will become the executive in charge of Scion’s advisory practice beginning March 1, 2016, as Eric Luskin, a Scion principal, becomes a Senior Vice President Emeritus. More

SCION INVESTS IN, WILL MANAGE COMMUNITY AT UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA

NORMAN, OK. The Scion Group has announced its affiliate has acquired an ownership interest in Crimson Park, a 792-bed student housing community serving the University of Oklahoma campus market. Scion, which will manage the property, purchased a managing-member interest in an existing joint venture with an affiliate of Virtus Real Estate Capital. More

AFTER SCION STUDY, ANNEX STUDENT LIVING BEGINS INDIANAPOLIS DEVELOPMENT

INDIANAPOLIS, IN. Following a market and demand analysis from The Scion Group, Annex Student Living has commenced construction on a new student housing development serving students attending Indiana University Purdue University of Indianapolis (IUPUI) and other nearby downtown campuses. The $32 million project will include 248 apartment units with 535 beds and will be delivered in Fall 2017. More

SCION, CPPIB AND GIC TO ACQUIRE UNIVERSITY HOUSE COMMUNITIES

CHICAGO, IL / TORONTO, CANADA / SINGAPORE. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), GIC and The Scion Group announced today that they have formed a student housing joint venture entity, Scion Student Communities, LP. This joint venture, through its subsidiary, UHC Acquisition Sub LLC, has signed an agreement to acquire University House Communities Group, Inc. (UHC), a leading student housing portfolio in the United States, for a total consideration of approximately US$1.4 billion, including the cost to complete current development projects, from InvenTrust Properties Corp. More

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