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Los Angeles Business Journal Feature: Cool Customer

Real estate developer Bob Champion credits ice cream with launching his business career and landing his wife. A little ice cream has gone a long way for Bob Champion. The veteran developer began his career as a franchisee of Swensen Ice Cream shops, drawing on that experience to ultimately establish his own company: Champion [...]

2022-04-03T22:18:15+00:00August 27th, 2012|

Crosstrainers – Featuring Bob Champion

Developers who began their careers as retailers say the experience helped make them far better custodians of their real estate. The concept of cross-training — practicing multiple sports with a view toward ramping up one’s overall level of fitness — is commonplace today in athletics. Can a similar approach among shopping center developers yield similar [...]

2022-04-03T22:21:13+00:00April 5th, 2012|

Champion Acquires Parking Lot With $50M Plans

HOLLYWOOD, CA-Mixed-use real estate developer and investor Champion Real Estate Co. has purchased a 1.14-acre commercial parking lot at 1717 Cherokee and 1718 Las Palmas here. The company plans to continue operating the commercial parking lot while developing plans for turning it into a mixed-use project. While the exact purchase price was not revealed, industry [...]

2022-04-03T22:24:57+00:00March 22nd, 2012|

Developer Buys Prominent Hollywood Parking Lot for New Project

The parking lot behind Hollywood landmark restaurant Musso & Frank Grill was purchased by a Los Angeles developer who intends to build a mixed-use complex on the site. Champion Real Estate Co. bought the paved 1.1-acre site behind the Hollywood Boulevard restaurant and between Cherokee and Las Palmas avenues from Common Fund. The price was [...]

2022-04-03T22:30:07+00:00March 19th, 2012|

Champion Purchase Illustrates Growing Appetite for Risk

A $20 million all-cash acquisition of a heavily vacant, partially redeveloped five-building, mixed-use complex in Hollywood, Calif. out of receivership shows just how much the commercial real estate market has progressed. For the past two years, most of the assets that have traded hands have been core assets with high occupancies and longterm leases. This [...]

2022-04-03T22:42:15+00:00April 12th, 2011|

Champion Buys Distressed Site for TOD

HOLLYWOOD-An affiliate of West Los Angeles-based Champion Real Estate Co. has acquired a fivebuilding, mixed-use complex on a 2.76-acre site that is planned as part of a transit-oriented development featuring retail, restaurants and luxury apartments. The property sold for $20 million in an all-cash transaction, according to receiver Taylor B. Grant, who heads Newport Beach, [...]

2022-04-03T22:44:58+00:00April 1st, 2011|

Apartments Planned Near Hollywood & Highland

Champion Real Estate pays $20 million for several parcels of land, saying it will build a $100-million apartment and retail development there. A Los Angeles developer is planning to build a $100-million apartment and retail development near the Hollywood & Highland entertainment complex. Champion Real Estate Co. paid $20 million for a 2.76-acre collection [...]

2022-04-03T22:50:01+00:00April 1st, 2011|

What about Bob?

Bob Champion will always have at least one friend, a chubby pal who greets visitors at Champion Real Estate Cos.’ offices in West LA. But we don’t think he’ll have trouble finding more, what with a new $500M program to acquire distressed assets. View article

2022-04-03T22:53:57+00:00November 3rd, 2010|
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