Director of Real Estate Finance Targets the Arizona Commercial Real Estate Industry

By Adam Lyons in : News // Jan 26 2011

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan 26, 2011 /Champion Partners/ — Champion Partners, based in Scottsdale, gains another specialist in 2011. Jim Cooper, now the Director of Real Estate Finance at Champion, brings over 15 years of commercial financing strategies in anticipation of a recovering real estate industry.

“Champion has proven to be nimble in the marketplace and capable of transforming existing  or distressed real estate assets into strong community amenities. I am excited to direct financing strategies towards the myriad of local surviving banks, as Champion is actively pursuing either refinance or new financing for build to suit projects” says Jim Cooper.

Champion has been developing commercial real estate projects in Arizona for over 12 years, with existing projects in Surprise, Gilbert, Chandler, Scottsdale, Litchfield Park, Glendale and Phoenix. In addition, Champion has positioned several million dollars of capital for qualifying tenants in search of build to suit opportunities or tenant improvements.

“Jim’s expertise will allow Champion to pursue more community development projects while focusing on tenant mix and neighborhood developments” said Adam Lyons, COO of Champion.

To discuss refinance opportunities or new construction financing, permanent financing or investment opportunities in the metropolitan Phoenix marketplace with Champion, please contact Jim Cooper at or visit Champion’s website on