The Scion team combines professionals from private-sector and educational real estate, all focused exclusively on student housing.  Our experience reflects the sophistication and multiple perspectives of educators, developers, operators and investors.

We empower our communities and clients to find the optimal path to success through an array of expertise, honed through years of hands-on experience:

  • Acquisitions and investment. Scion focuses on acquiring well-situated but sometimes underperforming communities serving carefully selected campus markets, partnering with top-tier institutional debt and equity capital.  Rigorous diligence and refined underwriting support our track record of successful acquisitions, recapitalizations and dispositions.  We measure real-time leasing, collections and expenses across our portfolio and continually benchmark to industry standards, providing comprehensive asset management and reporting to stakeholders.
  • Best-in-class operations. Our sector-leading property operations team, innovative marketing methods and attention to detail generate superior financial performance.  We foster a service-oriented culture that supports residents’ academic missions, enhancing the resident experience with innovative programs for student engagement and convenience.
  • Repositioning. We specialize in upgrading and repositioning student communities, creating new brands and building goodwill through our professional focus on resident satisfaction.  Repeatedly, the result has been increased occupancy, improved income and dramatic value enhancement.
  • Advisory services. Our expert campus housing advisors are among the most experienced and active in North America, having advised higher-education institutions, foundations and private sector providers in more than 180 campus markets.  Scion’s specialties include residential learning communities, public-private partnerships, mixed-use facilities, residential transitions and urban environments.
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