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The Champion Companies To Break Ground on 203 Apartments in Dublin

Partner Rockford Construction joins Champion on Dublin development in addition to already underway Sunbury project, bringing total units under construction together to more than 500

DUBLIN, Ohio (June 23, 2023) The Champion Companies, a multi-family investment, development and management firm in Central Ohio, today announced it will begin construction on River Park of Dublin in July of this year. The firm closed its construction loan on June 23 in partnership with Peoples Bank.

The 203-unit Class A development at 3111 Hayden Road will fortify Champion’s already strong presence in the Dublin submarket, and will provide needed housing units to an area that attracts renters due to its proximity to Downtown Columbus, The Ohio State University, and the lively Bridge Park district. The project is expected to begin the first week of July and take around 24 months to complete.

“River Park will be a first-class apartment community and exciting addition to the Northwest Corridor of Columbus, with unrivaled finishes and amenities,” said Brian Yeager, President and CEO of The Champion Companies.

Such amenities that future residents will enjoy include a luxury clubhouse with resort-style community pool, 24-hour fitness center, and co-working space, as well as electric car charging stations. The community will also feature preferable covered parking in an underground garage.

Bob Yoakam, President and CEO of Rockford Construction, echoed Yeager’s enthusiasm for the project stating, “Rockford Construction is excited to partner with The Champion Companies on another quality apartment community development.  Champion’s gift for management, combined with Rockford’s construction expertise will surely make River Park one of the premier apartment communities in the area.”

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 $1 billion with 5,000 Class A multi-family units.

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, and Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Ohio.

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