Jeffrey L. Swope is the Managing Partner of Champion Partners Ltd., a firm he founded in 1991. Champion is a privately-owned commercial real estate investment and development firm with a focused opportunistic and value-creation strategy, primarily within the office, industrial and land sectors.
Mr. Swope has 40 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry and has been involved in over 60 million square feet of properties with an aggregate value exceeding $4 billion. His professional accomplishments have included being Founding Chairman of the Real Estate Council, Trustee of the Urban Land Institute, and a Hall of Fame member of the Dallas Board of Commercial Realtors. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Piedmont Office Realty Trust.
A BBA and MBA graduate from the University of Texas at Austin, Swope served as Chairman of the University’s Development Board, Founding Chairman of the Real Estate and Finance Center, member of the McCombs Advisory Council, and Trustee of the McCombs Business School Foundation.
Prior to founding Champion, Swope was a partner at the Trammel Crow Company and was one of the founding partners at Centre Development Co., Inc. He is also one of the founding partners of Champion Private Equity.
Mr. Swope is a resident of Dallas, Texas. He serves on the Board of Directors of East-West Ministries and Preston Trail Golf Club. He and his wife Ann have four children and four grandchildren.