Jeffrey L. Swope
During his 35-year career in the commercial real estate industry, Jeffrey L. Swope was responsible for the acquisition, financing, leasing and asset management of over 50 million square feet of office, industrial, and retail space with an aggregate value exceeding $3.0 billion. He began his career at Trammell Crow Company in 1973 and became a partner in the firm in 1977. In 1980, he was one of the co-founders of Centre Development Co., Inc., and served as partner-in-charge of industrial and land development. In 1991, Mr. Swope formed Champion Partners Ltd., where, as Chief Executive Officer, he led the growth of the firm to its status as a nationwide developer and investor of office, industrial and retail properties. 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, Founding Chairman of the Real Estate and Finance Center at The University of Texas at Austin, and Trustee of the Urban Land Institute. Mr. Swope has been 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. Mr. Swope graduated with both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from The University of Texas.