Jason Taylor has nearly fifteen years combined experience in consulting, project management and marketing communications – all focused on campus housing. One of North America’s leading experts on student housing public-private partnerships, Mr. Taylor is the executive in charge of Scion’s advisory services practice.
Mr. Taylor has worked with more than 100 educational institutions, not-for-profit foundations and private developers on issues related to demand and feasibility, program development, financial modeling and other aspects of planning and operations. Mr. Taylor has participated in numerous presentations, symposia and panel discussions at regional and national conferences of organizations for student housing and higher education professionals in the United States and Canada. A noted expert on student housing financing, Mr. Taylor has authored an opinion article on changes in the rating agency view of affiliated student housing projects, co-authored a white paper on non-traditional student housing partnerships, served on the faculty of the Financing Campus Facilities Through Public Private Partnerships and Public Private Partnership Alliance conferences, and is a frequent program presenter at professional association conferences including the Association of College and University Housing Officers – International (ACUHO-I) and National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO).
Earlier, as a public affairs and marketing advisor for University Housing at the University of Michigan, Mr. Taylor coordinated the marketing and public relations efforts of the sixth-largest campus housing system in the United States. He also directed student move-in for over 9,000 student residents. As an intern at the University, Mr. Taylor assisted in a campus-wide transition to PeopleSoft accounting software and also developed several database-driven initiatives for the Housing Department. As a student, Mr. Taylor served twice as President of the University of Michigan Residence Halls Association – the first person to ever serve two terms. He also chaired the room and board rate-setting committee and was a program presenter at several regional and national student organization conferences.
Mr. Taylor earned a B.A. in Economics and an M.A. in Applied Economics, both from the University of Michigan.