The Champion Companies

A market-leading multi-family investment, development and management firm.

Who We Are

Founded in 2010, The Champion Companies is a market-leading multi-family investment, development and management firm. Champion currently owns and manages 5,000 Class A and B+ multi-family units in Central Ohio’s fast-growing suburbs.

Our Mission

To deliver the best investment, career and living experience ever– yes, ever!

  • Property Management

    Creating communities and making people feel at home through extraordinary customer service and efficient operations.

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  • Investment Management

    Delivering attractive, risk-adjusted returns through the buying, selling, and refinancing of well-located, high-quality apartment communities.

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  • Real Estate Advisory

    Champion Asset Advisors is a commercial real estate brokerage. CAA represents all Champion led investments during acquisitions and dispositions.

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  • Construction & Development

    Adding value for our residents, investors, and the surrounding community through our best-in-class renovation program & experienced development management team.

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Champion News

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  • 13 Aug 2018 News

    Champion Cares Golf Invitational Marks 15th Year with a Record-Breaking $150,000 Raised

  • 03 Jul 2018 News

    Brian Yeager and Michelle Yeager-Thornton of The Champion Companies win Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award

  • 25 Jun 2018 News

    The Champion Companies Recognized for Corporate Citizenship

  • 06 Jan 2018 News

    Champion Companies Building Mixed Use Site in Powell, Ohio

  • 19 Dec 2017 News

    The Champion Companies Brings IOTAS Smart Home Tech to Central Ohio

  • 10 Nov 2017 News

    Survey Says: The Champion Companies a Best Place to Work for 2nd Year in a Row

  • 11 Sep 2017 News

    The Champion Companies Extends Fast 50 Streak to a Sixth Year

  • 14 Aug 2017 News

    2017 Champion Cares Golf Invitational Sets Event Record for Charitable Giving

  • 23 Jun 2017 News

    The Champion Companies Wins Corporate Caring Award From Columbus Business First

  • 19 Apr 2017 News

    Michelle Yeager-Thornton of The Champion Companies Named a 40 Under 40 Honoree

Team Member Spotlight

Meet our Leadership Team

Kelli Berner Human Resources Director

As Human Resources Director for The Champion Companies, Kelli Berner leads Champion’s Human Resources initiatives to align and support the needs of our rapidly growing business. She acts as a brand ambassador, promoting the company’s six core principles, vision, mission and purpose.

Kelli oversees Champion’s associate relations, recruiting, staffing, training and development, as well as our benefit programs. She also acts as Champion’s voice for all internal communication efforts.

In addition to her work at Champion, Kelli is a member of Women for Economic Leadership Development (WELD). She received a degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from The Ohio State University.

What can Champion do for you?

The Champion team has decades of experience in the multi-family industry and is constantly seeking opportunities to help and partner with multi-family owners and investors.

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