May 15, 2017Copaken Brooks and EPC Real Estate Group will co-develop a new $50 million retail, office and multifamily project in Lenexa City Center, the 200-acre mixed-use neighborhood incorporating all four corners of the intersection of 87th Street Parkway and Renner Boulevard.
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 27, 2017Development in Kansas City is booming, and that’s clear by looking at the 2017 Capstone Awards program.
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.
Mar 7, 2017
A New York-based shared workspace developer has leased four floors in the 10-story Crossroads Arts District building, the first speculative office project in urban Kansas City since 1201 Walnut opened in 1991.
Feb 21, 2017The former executive chef at The American Restaurant could have opened his first restaurant anywhere. In fact, he originally planned to open it in Seattle, but Kansas City has stolen his heart.
Jan 25, 2017Shawnee Mission Health – Overland Park has selected Copaken Brooks to act as listing agent for its new 75,000-square-foot medical office building. The three-story, class A building is located in the BluHawk mixed-use development at 159th Street and Antioch Road in Overland Park. Currently space is available ranging from 1,500 to 20,300 square feet.
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.
Dec 1, 2016Copaken Brooks and 3D Development are excited to announce the opening of the Corrigan Station parking garage on December 1. The garage, located across from the historic building on the northeast corner of 19th and Walnut will be open to the public for free during the December 2 “First Friday” in the Crossroads.
Nov 17, 2016Arterra, a proposed 12-story apartment project in the Crossroads, is back on track
Oct 11, 2016This week, the Kansas City Business Journal ranks the top area multitenant office buildings by leasable square feet.
Sep 13, 2016Op-ed by Principal Jon Copaken as featured in Metrowire Media
Jun 9, 2016TIF Commission approves amended agreement to start construction on 13th and Grand office building