Robert Bronstein co-founded Scion and has led its growth over 17 years from a two-person consulting practice to North America’s leading private owner, operator and advisor of student housing, with over 1,000 employees. His experience in financing, developing, acquiring, operating and advising student housing spans more than 60,000 beds and approximately $5.0 billion of project value.
Executive Vice President
Eric Bronstein co-founded Scion and manages the company’s acquisitions and capital transactions, along with corporate-level functions and specialized portfolio matters such as marketing and information technology. He has 20 years’ experience in finance, real estate and commercial transactions, including as in-house counsel for a Fortune 100 company and in private law practice.
Chief Investment Officer
Avi Lewittes leads Scion’s analysis, planning and execution for new acquisitions and financing, as well as advising the company’s strategic evolution. He has 25 years of experience in corporate and real estate finance, including 20 years at major Wall Street investment banks and three years as the Chief Investment Officer for a healthcare real estate REIT.
Chief Operating Officer
Mitchell Smith is the executive in charge of Scion’s operating portfolio of over 48,000 beds of student housing at 47 campuses. He leads a team of hands-on specialists and supervises over 900 staff members who deliver industry-leading results. He has more than 20 years’ experience in operating on- and off-campus student housing.
Senior Vice President, Accounting
Derek Sobczak, CPA, leads a team of more than 20 professionals providing accounting and financial reporting for Scion and its full portfolio of properties. He has over 25 years’ experience with leading public real estate companies, managing finance, property accounting, process controls and integration, including as a controller and vice president.
Senior Vice President, Advisory Services
Among North America’s foremost experts on public-private partnerships in student housing, Jason Taylor has applied his more than 15 years of experience in student housing planning, analysis, implementation and management in nearly 180 campus markets and resulting in $4 billion of new and renovated facilities. He has presented to such organizations as ACUHO-I, NACUBO and NACAS, and serves on the faculty of P3 industry groups.