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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 Deal Team in underwriting and evaluating prospective multifamily acquisitions, as well as assisting in the closing of all dispositions and refinances. Mike will also be responsible for sourcing new and managing existing equity investor relationships.
“Mike has a strong aptitude for real estate investing and is well versed in what’s going on in the Central Ohio market,” Brian Yeager, Champion’s president and CEO said. “His passion and expertise are a perfect fit for Champion.”
Before building his extensive local real estate portfolio, Mike started his career as a professional strength and conditioning trainer. He soon developed and then managed his own commercial real estate space to open a fitness facility in Westerville, Ohio, which is still open today. Mike continued to amass an impressive local real estate portfolio in the 15 years that followed; investing in, remodeling, and selling numerous single-family homes, multifamily properties, and commercial properties.
Mayhew has partnered with Champion on various endeavors over the past several years and recently made the decision to come on-board full time. “I’m excited for this opportunity to join a passionate team of dealmakers at The Champion Companies,” Mayhew said. “I’ve gotten to know owners Brian Yeager and Michelle Yeager-Thornton, and the Deal Team, and I recognize that the company culture they have, and their vision for the future is something special.”
About The Champion Companies:
In 2010, siblings Brian and Michelle Yeager founded The Champion Companies, a multi-family investment, development and management firm in Central Ohio. Over the last decade, The Champion Companies built a real estate profile worth over $750 million with 5,000 Class A and B+ multi-family units. The Champion Companies’ mission is to deliver the best investment, career and living experience ever.
In addition to providing quality customer service and awesome experiences for its residents, Champion is committed to serving the greater Columbus community. In 2014, Champion established its philanthropic foundation, Champion Cares, and has since partnered with a multitude of charities, including YWCA, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio, Children’s Hunger Alliance, Habitat for Humanity, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Ohio and The Reeb Avenue Center.