Mr. Jeffrey L. Swope is the Founder of Champion Partners Ltd. and serves as its Managing Partner. Mr. Swope is also the Co-Founder at Champion Private Equity, Ltd. Mr. Swope was one of the Co-Founders at Centre Development Co., Inc., and served as Partner of industrial and land development. He began his career at Trammell Crow Company and became a partner at the firm. Mr. Swope is an Independent Director of Piedmont Office Realty Trust Inc. His professional accomplishments have included being 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 is a Trustee of the Urban Land Institute and serves as a Director of the Urban Land Institute Foundation. Mr. Swope was recognized as a Hall of Fame Member of the Dallas Board of Commercial Developers. 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. Mr. Swope holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Business Administration from The University of Texas.