Founded in 1999, Scion focuses exclusively on ownership, operation and advisory services for student housing, both on and off campus. We have participated in the acquisition or development of over 60,000 beds and advised colleges and universities, foundations and private-sector providers in more than 200 campus markets, representing over $5.0 billion of project value.
Today, Scion owns and operates nearly 49,000 beds at 70 communities, serving 47 major university campus markets across 21 states. Among the most active participants in the sector, we have acquired or recapitalized more than $3 billion of purpose-built student housing during the past two years. Our managed portfolio includes over 2,600 beds of on‑campus and university-affiliated projects, through public-private partnerships and joint ventures.
Our investment track record is the result of combining comprehensive knowledge and thoughtful analysis, operational strength and creative approaches. We have specialized expertise in successfully repositioning under-performing properties in attractive markets, public-private partnerships, structured financing, urban settings and launches of new on- and off-campus housing.