Aug 24, 2017A Kansas City economic development agency voted Wednesday to sell a small downtown parking lot for use as part of what may become Downtown’s next office tower development.
Jul 28, 2017
Aaron Schlagel, vice president of development and construction, has been named to the 2017 class of NextGen Leaders by the Kansas City Business Journal.
May 4, 2017Copaken Brooks, a big name in Kansas City-area office and retail development, is leaping into the hot industrial market with a big splash.
Mar 13, 2017WeWork’s 44,000 square foot lease at Corrigan Station in the Crossroads Arts District brings the spec office project and historic renovation to 90 percent occupancy within a month of its opening. But it signals more than just another deal, according to developer Copaken Brooks. The four-story collaborative office space—specifically designed with creatives, industry leaders, Millennials, and "The Doers" in mind—brings the office of the future in the Midwest to a whole new level.
Jan 19, 2017
“From a 3PL provider’s perspective, the best way to reduce supply chain risk is…”
The duration of 3rd party logistics (3PL) customer contracts are almost always negotiated parallel to the lease term, if leasing. 3PLs will not typically pursue a build to suit opportunity or purchase real estate unless they have a longer term contract in place or existing space. Spec real estate without customer contracts in place is a great way to kill a company.
Labor is also a huge risk – going into markets where labor is scarce or sub-par can be a costly mistake.
Jan 4, 2017Last year, Copaken Brooks had many exciting successes and deals as a company. In each arm of our business – brokerage, tenant representation, corporate services, property management, and development and construction – our group of talented employees used their strengths to help our organization continue to ‘Do Better Deals.’ Here is a wrap-up of some of our most-exciting milestones in 2016.