By Alex Girda, Associate Editor
A joint venture of The Scion Group, and affiliates of American Nevada Co. and the Vista Group, has assumed management of on-campus student housing for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. AVS Housing Group the will handle marketing, resident contracts, room assignments, facility planning and management, financial and vendor management, as well as residence hall operations. UNLV and AVS reached a final agreement last month, and AVS assumed its responsibilities on Jan. 1.
Previously, AVS served as executive provider of consulting, planning and management for UNLV’s on-campus housing in 2010, a responsibility that was then followed by two Scion-led consulting projects.
Last year, the school asked AVS to take over as property manager and operator of its six-building, 1,500-bed on-campus housing facilities, which are organized in a residence hall system.
Mitchell Smith, Scion’s vice president for property operations, stated that the company plans “to apply here what we’ve learned in over 100 campus consulting engagements and in managing housing both on and off campus across the country.”
The joint venture is tasked with increasing the number of students living on campus, raising resident retention and satisfaction, and improving financial performance.
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