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The Champion Companies Invests in Future Generations with New Boys and Girls Club

Columbus public and private sectors teamed up to raise $15.3 million for new Champion Companies Milo-Grogan Club, serving youth for decades to come starting June 2022 COLUMBUS, Ohio (June 3, 2022) – The Champion Companies, a leading multi-family investment, development and management firm in Central Ohio, today celebrates the upcoming grand opening of an almost …

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Columbus Business First – Champion Cos.’ Michelle Yeager-Thornton shares her passion for real estate on Women of Influence

Published at Columbus Business First and Apple Podcasts: “Michelle Yeager-Thornton had a plan for her life and it didn’t involve commercial real estate. But today she, alongside her brother, leads The Champion Cos., one of the region’s largest property management companies, a burgeoning multifamily developer and a regular honoree on our lists of the region’s …

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Columbus Business First – Champion Companies buys Gahanna apartment complex for $30M, with plans for $5M in renovations

Published in Columbus Business First: “Westerville-based Champion Companies spent $30 million to purchase the Cameron Ridge Apartments complex in Gahanna. The firm bought the 208-unit community, located at 1350 Underwood Farms Blvd., from 13 separate owners. Champion calls the process “unfracturing.” “We negotiate deals with each ownership group and try to have one simultaneous closing,” …

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The Champion Companies acquires 208 units in Gahanna; plans $5m in renovations

WESTERVILLE, OHIO– The Champion Companies has completed the purchase of Cameron Ridge Apartments, a 208-unit community in the Gahanna submarket. The transaction total, including planned capital improvements for the 20-year-old community, neared $35 million. The acquisition took 12 months to complete as the community had 13 different ownership groups. Champion negotiated with all the owners …

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Children’s Hunger Alliance and The Champion Companies Launch Adopt-a-School Program

Adopt-a-School program will provide meals for children in Central Ohio school with plans to expand COLUMBUS, Ohio (November 16, 2021) – The Champion Companies, a multi-family investment, development and management firm in Central Ohio, today announced involvement in the Children’s Hunger Alliance’s (CHA) new “Adopt-a-School” program, providing funding and volunteers for the pilot program. The …

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Rendering of Apartment Community Development

The Champion Companies To Build 204 Class A Apartments

The multi-family firm will expand its local presence with a Class A development on Hayden Road COLUMBUS, Ohio (October 19, 2021) – The Champion Companies, a multi-family investment, development and management firm in Central Ohio, today announced the development of a 204 unit Class A apartment community at 3111 Hayden Rd, Columbus, Ohio 43235. Champion …

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The Champion Companies sells 1,700 units to cap off record year 2021

Westerville, OH – The Champion Companies capitalized on the market hunger for multifamily assets in 2021, selling approximately 1,700 units throughout its portfolio in Central Ohio. The eight communities that Champion sold attracted four different national buyers who all wanted to increase their footprint in the Central Ohio apartment market. These combined transactions totaled $300mm. …

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The Champion Companies Named a Best Place to Work; HR Leader Recognized

This is Champion’s sixth straight year on the BPTW List, and a first-time honor for the HR Impact Awards. WESTERVILLE, OH – The Champion Companies is celebrating its sixth straight appearance on the list of Best Places to Work in Central Ohio. In addition, Chief People Officer Kelli Berner is being recognized in the inaugural …

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Brian Yeager Wins Columbus Smart 50 Impact Award

People-focused and community-driven values lead CEO of The Champion Companies to be named a Columbus Smart 50 executive and Impact Award winner. COLUMBUS, Ohio (July 26, 2021) – Brian Yeager, CEO and co-owner of The Champion Companies, a leading multi-family investment, development and management company in Central Ohio, was announced as a Smart 50 honoree …

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Local Real Estate Entrepreneur Joins Champion as Vice President of Investments

Westerville, OH – The Champion Companies has named Mike Mayhew of Westerville, Ohio as the company’s Vice President of Investments, effective March 1, 2021. Mike brings to the firm more than 15 years of experience as a successful real estate entrepreneur.  He will use the expertise he developed through his business ventures to assist Champion’s …

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