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 44,000 beds and advised colleges and universities, foundations and private-sector providers in more than 170 campus markets, representing over $4.0 billion of project value.
Today, Scion owns and operates over 37,000 beds at 53 communities, serving 40 major university campus markets across 20 states and provinces. Among the most active participants in the sector, we have acquired or recapitalized nearly $2 billion of purpose-built student housing in the past two years. Our managed portfolio includes nearly 3,000 beds of on‑campus and university-affiliated projects in the U.S. and Canada, through public-private partnerships and joint ventures for on- and off-campus residences.
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. – less