Higher Education Symposium, Toronto – speaker

Future-Proofing Real Estate

Dr. Mike Porritt, Director of Advisory Services in The Scion Group’s Toronto office, will speak on how Scion is able to help campus partners keep public-private housing projects off-credit and preserve debt capacity, while simultaneously helping to craft operational and cultural integration of these new residences as part of the campus environment. At this symposium hosted by JLL Canada, Dr. Porritt will describe how advance planning and intentionality can produce winning results for campus housing.


2017 NACAS West, Orange County, CA – education session

UNLV: An Innovative Housing Partnership

Three insiders will detail the planning and implementation of a successful housing partnership that rapidly increased UNLV’s campus housing occupancy to over 100% and has held it there for years: Jeff Panchavinin, Scion Director, Advisory Services and former manager of UNLV campus housing for AVS Housing Group, a Scion joint venture; Jason Taylor, Scion Senior Vice President, Advisory Services; and Jennifer Gray, Director of Student Affairs Communications & Business Partner Relations, Division of Student Affairs, UNLV. This session was originally presented at the ACUHO-I Business Operations Conference in October 2016.


Feature article: Residence Halls of the Future

Student Housing Business magazine

Dr. William Zeller, Scion Senior Associate for Advisory Services, together with Sean Studzinski of Stantec, an international architecture and engineering firm, contributed a featured “Industry Voices” article to the Student Housing Business magazine and website, entitled “A Future Campus: Our Vision.” Zeller and Studzinski share their comprehensive vision of the evolving campus environment, reflecting changes in technology, economic pressures and, particularly, residential arrangements and living-learning models. Dr. Zeller’s perspective is informed by nearly 40 years of experience in housing administration and residence life.


InterFace Student Housing 2017, Austin, Texas – panel discussions, roundtable

The Power Panel – opening session
International Student Housing Opportunities - roundtable discussion
The State of On-Campus Student Housing and the Ramifications for Off-Campus Owners/Operators - panel discussion
Putting Your Property Back Together after a Fire/Flood/Disaster - panel discussion

Robert Bronstein, President and co-founder of Scion, will be a featured speaker in “The Power Panel” at the April 6 opening general session of InterFace Student Housing, the sector’s largest annual conference, in a session featuring top executives in the student housing business. In an April 5 roundtable discussion, Mike Porritt, Director of Advisory Services, will address international student housing opportunities together with Denise Cunningham of Oracle Real Estate Group. On April 7, Bryan Curley, Vice President of Property Operations, will participate in “Putting Your Property Back Together after a Fire/Flood/Disaster,” discussing the intensive process of recovering from a casualty loss. Also on April 7, Senior Vice President of Advisory Services Jason Taylor will moderate a panel of student housing leaders discussing “The State of On-Campus Student Housing and the Ramifications for Off-Campus Owners/Operators.” Additionally, Jason Taylor and Jeff Panchavinin, Director of Advisory Services, will serve as judges in four categories of the SHB Innovator Awards.


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