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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer


Mr. Payne, founded Champion Holdings LLC in 2016, where he serves as Principal. He has over a decade of experience in commercial and residential development, business development and consulting and has successfully participated in and is currently developing real estate across the United States. Mr. Payne is co-founder and managing member of 4th Down Partners LLC, who in Spring of 2014, partnered on Stadium Square, a $300M mixed-use development in Maryland. His portfolio also includes the current developments of THE VUE, a development in Charlottesville Virginia, The Shops at Russell Branch, in partnership, with (The Peterson Companies & Caves Valley Partners) a $20M development in Virginia. The Paramount Baltimore, a $70MM development project in Maryland. Whitaker Park Lofts, a $30M development in North Carolina.


Mr. Payne received a Certificate in Negotiation Mastery, from The Harvard Business School Online. He has also completed the RE3 Institute Real Estate Seminar at George Mason University, School of Business and, from 2014-2017, was a guest professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law.

A native of Northern Virginia, Mr. Payne resides in Maryland with his wife Shawna, and three children. Mr. Payne is a University of Virginia Football Alumni, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and currently serves on the Board of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. 

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