Mike Porritt


Vice President - Advisory Services, The Scion Group LLC

Mike Porritt has 15 years of Executive Director or Director level experience in student housing at institutions in the United States and Canada as well as purpose-built off campus student housing in Waterloo and London, Ontario. His work includes the development of academic integration programs now in place today within residential programs at McGill University (Quebec), Trent University (Ontario), Winona State University (Minnesota) and Appalachian State University (North Carolina). Combined with his experience in market analysis, planning for new construction and major renovations, he contributes a wealth of knowledge both in the Canadian higher education and residential landscape and the US student housing sector. As a Scion adviser, Dr. Porritt has worked with institutions in seven Canadian provinces and across the USA on projects including campus housing master plans, P3 advisory roles, student housing market demand analyses, occupancy management plans, marketing strategies and academic-residence integration. His work has also contributed to the decision making and planning of several private developers and operators in the off-campus student housing market, including consulting on the adoption of proposed P3 campus residences, P3 residence design and demand, and unit type/mix analyses.