Mike Porritt


Vice President - Advisory Services, The Scion Group LLC

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 70,000 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 over 60,000 beds at 90 communities, serving 56 major university campus markets across 27 states. Among the most active participants in the sector, we have acquired or recapitalized more than $4.5 billion of purpose-built student housing during the past three years. Our portfolio also includes a joint venture for on-campus management. 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.