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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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Columbus CEO – New Boys & Girls Club facility taking shape thanks to local business partners

From the article:  “Thanks to a charity basketball game in an aging gym, hundreds of children in Columbus’ Milo-Grogan neighborhood will soon be playing basketball and much more in a state-of-the-art facility designed to be a community centerpiece. Late last year, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Ohio and the Champion Cos., a multifamily …

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Columbus Business First – Developer Buys Its Westerville HQ

From the article: “The Champion Cos. is cementing its presence in Westerville by buying its headquarters building. The apartment developer on Friday purchased the 110,000-square-foot 380 Polaris Pkwy. building at Westar and Polaris Fashion Place, home to its headquarters since 2016, cementing its presence in Westerville for the long haul. Developer Daimler Group sold the …

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Columbus Business First – How a charity basketball game between two Columbus developers spawned a new Boys and Girls Club

From the article: “The journey to Boys and Girls Club of Central Ohio’s new Milo-Grogan headquarters and clubhouse began with a charity basketball game more than two years ago. It was May 11, 2018. And The Champion Cos., led by President and CEO Brian Yeager, was playing against Crawford Hoying at the old Boys and …

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Columbus Navigator – The State-Of-The-Art Boys & Girls Club In Milo-Grogan Is Going To Be Incredible

From the article: The Boys & Girls Club in Milo-Grogan is getting a major overhaul. Demolition has already begun on the Boys & Girls Club in the neighborhood and The Champion Companies will soon be replacing the 65-year-old Milo-Grogan building with a state-of-the-art facility. Read the full article and view renderings of the new club over …

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Exterior rendering of new Boys and Girls Club development

Columbus Dispatch – Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Ohio to break ground on new facility

From the article: The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Ohio will break ground Wednesday on a new $13.5-million facility in Columbus’ Milo-Grogan neighborhood, replacing the current 65-year-old building there. With the support of donors such as The Champion Companies, Nationwide Foundation, Columbus Foundation, the Wolfe family, the city of Columbus, and others, the project has received more than $10 …

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Columbus Business First – Best Places to Work: These are the best of the best

For the fifth year in a row, The Champion Companies was included on the Best Places to Work List for Central Ohio. In 2020, Champion was named #3 out of the Top 10 companies in the Large Company category. Columbus Business First, who puts on the program each year, collaborates with Quantam Workplace to conduct …

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Exterior rendering of new Boys and Girls Club development

Columbus Navigator – Milo-Grogan Is Getting A State-Of-The-Art Boys & Girls Club

From the article: “Demolitions has already begun on the Boys & Girls Club in the neighborhood and The Champion Companies will soon be replacing the 65-year-old Milo-Grogan building with a state-of-the-art facility.” Read more about this milestone in our Champion Companies Boys & Girls Club project at Columbus Navigator: https://www.columbusnavigator.com/milo-grogan-boys-girls-club/

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ABC6 – Demolition begins in preparation for new Boys & Girls Club in Milo-Grogan neighborhood

From the article: “The 25 thousand square foot project is a collaboration of local businesses, builders, and The Champion Companies, which is an investment development and management company. ‘We’ve been fundraising for almost two years,” said Brian Yeager, President and CEO of The Champion Companies. “We are just short of $10 million in gifts and …

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