Originally posted from the Kansas City Business Journal, July 28, 2017
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Copaken Brooks is a full-service commercial real estate firm. Established in 1922, the firm has developed some of the region’s most significant properties, including Downtown’s Town Pavilion and 1201 Walnut office towers, and Oak Park Mall in Overland Park.”
At Copaken Brooks, he’s been involved in $245 million worth of development, including Corrigan Station, Downtown’s first speculative office building in more than 25 years; the 12-story Arterra apartment tower now under construction in the Crossroads; and a 500,000-square-foot industrial building under way in Edgerton.”Education: Bachelor of science in business administration with Spanish concentration, University of Kansas, 2003; MBA with real estate and finance emphasis, University of Colorado, 2011.”
Family: Aaron and his wife, Sarah, have a son, Wilder, 2, and a daughter, Westin, 1.”
“I grew up as George Schagel’s son and wanted to get out of Kansas City and make a name for myself,” Aaron said.
After graduating from KU, he landed a job as a project manager with New York-based Accenture, for whom he assisted companies such as Sony, Diageo and Halliburton with developments in Spain, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Canada and the United States.”
Schlagel is also proud of his recent selection as a member of the Urban Land Institutes 100 Global Next Generation Leaders.”
Five-year goal:“I want to continue shaping our city and transforming it into the community I know it can be.”
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