Texas MBA Commencement Guest Speaker: Jeffrey Swope, founder, chief executive officer, and managing partner at Champion Partners Ltd.
When: Friday, May 17 at 6 p.m.
Where: Gregory Gym
Bio: Mr. Jeffrey L. Swope, BBA '72, MBA '73, and 35-year real estate industry veteran, is the founder of Champion Partners Ltd and serves as its chief executive officer and managing partner. Mr. Swope is also a co-founder at Champion Private Equity, Ltd. In 1980, Mr. Swope was one of the co-founders at Centre Development Co., Inc., and served as partner-in-charge of industrial and land development. He began his career at Trammell Crow Co in 1973 and became a partner in 1977. Mr. Swope has been an independent director at Piedmont Office Realty Trust Inc since October 14, 2008.
He was the founding chairman of the Real Estate Council, president of the North Texas Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties and founding chairman of the Real Estate and Finance Center at The University of Texas at Austin. He served as trustee of the Urban Land Institute. Mr. Swope was recognized as a Hall of Fame member of the Dallas Board of Realtors. He also serves on the University of Texas at Austin Business School Advisory Board and as a trustee of the Business School Foundation at the University. He serves as member of Advisory Council at Red McCombs School of Business.