Thank you for visiting the official website of Scott M. Helfrich, Ed.D. and Helfrich Advisory Services, LLC, a boutique consultancy that specializes in college and university Housing Operations and Residence Life development. My mission is to be a leading provider of affordable and practical solutions for the college and university student housing industry.

With over 20 years of full-time experience, I specialize in services related to college and university student housing operations and residence life development, including university-managed, affiliate, and public-private partnership (P3) communities. Services include the following for both housing management firms and higher education institutions alike:

Education & Resources

  • Advisement for REIT Industry Personnel
  • Business Operations Training
  • P3 Student Housing Education
  • Residential Life Curricula
  • Student Learning Outcomes
  • Training Resource Development

Management Strategy

  • Capital Planning
  • Leasing & Marketing
  • Occupancy Management
  • Revenue Generation
  • Strategic Planning


  • Departmental Reviews
  • Facilities Agreement Advisement
  • Loss Prevention Analysis
  • Memoranda of Understanding Advisement
  • Management Contract / RFP Reviews
  • Occupancy Management
  • Policy & Procedure Reviews
  • Property Management