Alumni Spotlight: Q&A with Bob Champion, MRED ’96

Bob Champion MRED ’96, is the founder and president of Champion Real Estate Co., one of the pioneers in creating urban mixed-use project developments. He is a leading national expert on shopping centers, vertical retailing, public-private partnerships and mixed-use development with retail, residential, office and entertainment components. His company’s mixed-use developments in Southern California include Gaslamp CitySquare in San Diego, The Pasadena Collection and the Burbank Collection.

As president of Champion Real Estate Co., what is a typical work day like?

The majority of my day is spent meeting with various team members to help problem-solve, improve strategies as market conditions change and ensure that our team is executing our strategies in the most efficient, productive and professional manner possible. The remainder of my time is spent mostly evaluating opportunities that out team feels have merit.

In your field, what do you consider to be the most rewarding aspect of your work?

Taking an idea that I visualize in my mind and making it a reality.

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