Peter Fox

Peter Fox

217-239-7515
peterf@fox-companies.com

Peter B. Fox is the Founder of Fox Development Corporation, a real estate development firm which develops, manages, and leases approximately 1.5 million square feet of office and retail space in Champaign, Illinois.  Mr. Fox formerly served as Senior Managing Director of Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. from 1985 to 1997.  In 1997, he relocated to Champaign to devote more time to his real estate development and private equity investments. Mr. Fox and his companies are focused on creating and retaining jobs associated with technology and the service sector.  He serves as Manager of Fox/Atkins Development, LLC, developer and manager of the Research Park at the University of Illinois in Champaign. In addition to being the developer of the Research Park, Fox/Atkins invests in companies in the Park through equity on debt, funding, or favorable lease terms.  In August 2008, Fox/Atkins and the University of Illinois opened the I Hotel and Conference Center, as a joint development. The I Hotel and Conference Center is located on the U of I campus in the Research Park and also features a Houlihan’s restaurant franchise.  In addition, Mr. Fox has investments in start-up companies and restaurant chains including Jimmy John’s. He is franchisee for 26 Jimmy John’s located Indiana, North Carolina and South Carolina and was named Franchisee of the Year for Jimmy John’s in 2010. Mr. Fox received a Bachelor of Science degree from Stanford University in Economics and Political Science.