Robert Bronstein co-founded Scion and has led its growth over 18 years from a two-person consulting practice to North America’s leading private owner, operator and advisor of student housing, with over 1,700 employees. His experience in financing, developing, acquiring, operating and advising student housing spans more than 70,000 beds and over $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 supervising its Legal, Human Resources and Information Technology departments. He has over 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 nearly 61,000 beds of student housing at 57 campuses. He leads a team of hands-on specialists and supervises over 1,500 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, Advisory Services
Jay Pearlman leads Scion’s Advisory Services practice, including client work and relations, research, marketing, and product and business development. He has over 20 years of experience developing and implementing advisory services in the college and university environment, and is a recognized thought leader in higher-education planning.
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.