Year in Review 2016

Another exciting year for Copaken Brooks

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.


· Copaken Brooks Mark Thomas and team officially takes over management at One Park Place Condominiums. Melanie Bellinger is the property manager.

· Hollis + Miller Architects are the first to announce tenancy in Corrigan Station.

· Port KC announces it will own Corrigan Station.

· Tom’s Town – a Copaken Brooks-developed project – officially opens at 17th and Main in the Crossroads.


· Corporate Services expert, Bill Early, is accepted to the faculty at CoreNet Global.

· Jon Copaken shares company projects in downtown KCMO at KC Downtowner’s lunch.


· Bill Early and Joe Oliaro close on selling a 30,000 square feet building in Portland, OR.

· Copaken Brooks closes a property management and leasing deal with Sabates Eye Centers.

· Copaken Brooks hosts Big 12 Basketball Championship client appreciation event.


· Jon Copaken is recognized as a “Power 100” for Kansas City by KC Business Journal.

· Keith Copaken, Aaron Schlagel, John Coe and Joe Goss represent Copaken Brooks as we begin work with Grundfos on the development of their new building.

· John Coe and Molly Crawford close on selling the 25,000 square feet 1080 Washington building in KCMO to Crossroads Academy.

· Joe Oliaro closes on selling 2.6 acres of land for DeVry in south KCMO.


· Mark Thomas and Jim Wilcox successfully acquire electricity rebates from KCPL totaling almost $350,000 for Town Pavilion.

· The streetcar officially starts running in Kansas City and Jon Copaken shares his thoughts on development surrounding the line.

· Bill Early moderates a panel on how local brokers can gain corporate and end users’ attention for KC Regional Association of REALTORS®.

· Holmes Murphy is the second to announce tenancy in Corrigan Station.


· Jon Copaken serves as expert panelist on ‘Millennials in the Workplace’ for MetroWire Media.

· Joe Oliaro closes on selling 89 acres of land for Campfire USA just outside of Fargo, ND.

· Erin Johnston graduates from Leadership Lenexa.

· Lori Glazer and Joni Cross organize an appreciation event for Downtown tenants.


· Ryan Biery closed on relocating a new 6,000 square feet tenant and business partner, CoStar, into Plaza Colonnade.

· CB employees enjoy a hot, fun company-wide day watching the Royals at the K.


· John Coe and Molly Crawford close on purchasing the 100,000 square feet 1701 Prospect building in KCMO for KIPP Kansas City.

· Corrigan Station opens up proposals for an art installation for the parking garage with more than 20 submissions.

· Becca Andersen serves as panelist in executive series luncheon with NetStandard on “Building Your Marketing Plan.”

· Corvino Supper Club and Tasting Room announce plans to open in Corrigan Station.


· Copaken Brooks participates in TechWeek hosting a roundtable and sponsoring Founders’ House in support of the growing tech and entrepreneur community.

· San Francisco Tower announces Copaken Brooks as its new property manager.

· Joe Oliaro closes on a 210,000 square foot tenant lease for Wagner Logistics outside of Memphis, TN.


· Copaken Brooks associates participate in Christmas in October to help a local resident take care of her home so she can stay in it for years to come.

· Town Pavilion is ranked the #1 multitenant office building in Kansas City by the Kansas City Business Journal. Ryan Biery continues to keep the building full as he works with our tenants on their leases.

· Aaron Schlagel serves as panelist at KCRAR event on the impact of driverless cars within the built environment.

· Troy Marquis and Mike Cervera close on the sale of the 30,000 square foot Oak Park Bank Building in Overland Park.

· Keith Copaken orchestrates a 175,000 square foot land acquisition from City of Lenexa for future development of The District at City Center Lenexa.


· Keith Copaken named to The Ingram’s 250 in Kansas City.


· Corrigan Station officially opens with a grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting.

· Erin Johnston closes on a new 13,000 sf tenant in HB Building at Lenexa Point.

· The Roasterie announces its Crossroads café on the main floor of Corrigan Station.

· The new Town Pavilion website launches, showcasing one of the city’s premier wedding and event venues.

· Bucky Brooks participates in genKC roundtable on Taking Ownership of Your Career.

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