Real Estate Finance & Investment
Champion Realty shifts focus to target industrial

Champion Realty Advisors, a Chicago-based commercial real estate firm, refocused its strategy to focus on transportation- and outdoor storage-related acquisitions. “We are capitalizing on [our] solid reputation in the industrial real estate community, rather than creating a new entity to grow and diversify the transportation and outdoor storage assets we already own,” said J.D. Salazar, CEO.

The company, which represents family offices and high-net-worth individuals, made the shift due to high prices for vacant land in many of its core markets. The decision to create new yards for parking trucks, trailers, containers and chassis fit in with Champion’s existing focus on the industrial sector. “This is an asset class we have a deep knowledge of. It’s industrial real estate that is still primarily owned by entrepreneurs, so we don’t face institutional competition for acquisitions,” Salazar said.

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