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  • Q1 2017 market reports are out now

    May 9, 2017

    Want the latest reports on Kansas City and national commercial real estate markets? Click here to download 2017 Q1 market reports for Office, Retail and Industrial.
  • Copaken Brooks leaps into industrial development with big splash

    May 4, 2017

    Copaken Brooks, a big name in Kansas City-area office and retail development, is leaping into the hot industrial market with a big splash.
  • Behind the Deal: WeWork collaborative office space at Corrigan Station will cater to creatives and the rising millennial workforce

    Mar 13, 2017

    WeWork’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.
  • Joe Oliaro Shares His Thoughts on Risk Management Best Practices and the Most Effective Ways to Reduce Supply Chain Risks

    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.

  • Year in Review 2016

    Jan 4, 2017

    Last 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.
  • Corporate Real Estate-Strategy and Accountability Are Key

    Apr 24, 2015

    Corporate real estate end-users, enterprises whose primary business is not real estate (Sprint, Hallmark, Cerner, etc.), account for approximately 75% of the United States’ commercial inventory. These end-users are the source of cash for the majority of all real estate. Whether the enterprise is a global Fortune 100 firm or a regional privately held firm with a handful of locations, the role of the internal real estate manager is changing.
  • Looking for your next real estate investment?

    Mar 9, 2015

    Copaken Brooks has created debt and equity structures well in excess of $1 billion. We have investment programs suitable for institutional partners as well as “high net worth” private investors. We can provide an investment platform that meets your investment risk profile so give us a call.
  • Need public incentives expertise? We can help.

    Mar 5, 2015

    Based on the strong relationships that CB has forged with local municipal leaders, city staff and neighborhood stakeholders, CB has been successful in structuring and completing a number of public/private partnerships in the Kansas City metropolitan area.
  • Tenant and Buyer Representation

    Mar 5, 2015

    Copaken Brooks specializes in tenant and buyer representation. Our commitment to serve tenants and buyers enables us to present all properties in an unbiased light that leads our clients to arrive at the best possible facilities or investment decisions for them. 
  • Industrial Tenant and Buyer Representation

    Mar 5, 2015

    Copaken Brooks delivers best-in-class representation to industrial tenants and buyers. All Copaken Brooks advisors are expert in the considerations that factor into the industrial leasing and purchasing processes.
  • Retail Tenant and Buyer Representation

    Mar 5, 2015

    Copaken Brooks delivers best-in-class representation to retail tenants and buyers. One-third of Copaken Brooks advisors are expert in the considerations that factor into the retail leasing and purchasing processes.
  • Best in Class Strategic Real Estate Advisory Services

    Mar 5, 2015

    Copaken Brooks clients receive best-in-class strategic real estate advisory services. We serve as an adjunct to the corporate real estate department, providing top level real estate and facilities strategy to align with our clients’ corporate strategies.
  • International Transaction Management

    Mar 5, 2015

    Copaken Brooks has developed the skills and the relationships with cooperating service providers around the world to successfully represent our clients’ global real estate requirements.
  • Multi-Market Corporate Services

    Mar 2, 2015

    Copaken Brooks is built to serve multi-market corporate real estate portfolio clients. Acting as a single point of client contact, we consistently deliver timely, high quality, professional corporate real estate brokerage and support services.
  • Construction Management

    Feb 19, 2015

    Advisers negotiate and manage construction provisions for build-to-suit and tenant improvement projects to ensure specifications are met and competitive bidding takes place.
  • Investment Advisory Services

    Feb 19, 2015

    Because Copaken Brooks advisors are aggressively in the market serving corporate user clients every day across the country, we are also in an excellent and unique position to assess the various market conditions and see certain investment opportunities.
  • As people and businesses shift back to the heart of Kansas City, downtown’s time is now

    Feb 15, 2015

    When people bump into each other, good things happen. We must recognize that the important ingredient of spontaneous social interaction can only happen on the streets of a dense, urban environment.
  • Common investment mistakes that investors make

    Sep 20, 2013

    When purchasing commercial real estate, an investor can get caught up in the excitement of the deal and neglect certain basic rules of investing. Here are some common mistakes to avoid.