10/2022 – Arizona Humane Society acquires new campus at Papago Park
We were proud to represent the Arizona Humane Society in the acquisition of their new campus at Papago Park, a state-of-the-art facility that will allow the society to care for more animals across the Valley. Craig also participated in the AHS’s capital campaign, which has since raised $30+ million, to fund the construction of this new facility. The project is underway and we could not be more excited for the incredible work AHS will do within the community. Click here to read more.
06/2022 – Craig was a recent guest on Roger Becker’s “Street Smart Success”
Craig was a recent guest on Roger Becker’s “Street Smart Success” podcast where he talked about the bright future of Phoenix real estate. Touching on job growth and new industry development, Craig shares his insights into the continued rise of the Metro area. Click here to listen.
06/2022 – Craig was recently a guest on “The Trust Doctor”
Craig was recently a guest on “The Trust Doctor” a podcast hosted by relationship and communications expert, Dr. Patty Ann Tublin. In this episode, the two discuss building business relationships with the persistence and grit of an athlete. Give it a listen!
04/2022 – Andrew Cheney weighed in on the future of the office in Phoenix
Work from home or head back into the office? That’s the debate many companies are having these days. Andrew weighed in on the future of the office in Phoenix in this radio segment. Give it a listen!
12/2021 – Startups vs Commercial Real Estate and More with Craig Coppola
Craig was a guest on the podcast “The Passive Wealth Strategy Show” to discuss investing in startups as well as commercial real estate, and to share his experience with both avenues. Click here to listen to the podcast.
11/2021 – C2 Client, AZ Humane Society, breaks ground at Papago Park
The Arizona Humane Society broke ground on their new campus, whose sale was facilitated by Andrew Cheney. Andrew helped assemble land from a series of landowners to complete the 5-acre facility, which will feature a cutting-edge trauma hospital and animal housing replete with natural light. Click here to read more
10/2021 – Mentor and Mentee
Commercial Executive Magazine featured an article on the mentor relationship between Andrew Cheney and associate broker Matt Hagan in their latest edition. In the article, Cheney and Hagan share how they initially bonded over the love of tennis, and the advice and friendship they’ve cultivated in the business. Click here to read more
10/2021 – Finalist for Broker of the Decade
The Coppola-Cheney Group is honored to have been chosen as one of five finalists for Broker of the Decade in Metro Phoenix. We love Arizona, and are proud to stand alongside the other finalists in consideration for this award. Click here to read more.
10/2021 – Betting on Yourself with Ignited Entrepreneur Craig Coppola
Craig was a guest on the podcast “Igniting Souls” where he talked about betting on yourself, taking your team and life to the next level, and collecting Unique abilities. Click here to listen to the podcast.
6/2021 – SmithGroup Renews at Arizona Center
Andrew recently represented SmithGroup in its renewed lease for 22,858 square feet of office space for 11 years at the Arizona Center in downtown Phoenix. The transaction was one of several highlighted in this article from the Phoenix Business Journal. Click here to read more.
6/2021 – CRE Simple Tech Platform bought by Coppola
Craig invests in the National Association of Realtors accelerator fund Reach Investors. CRE Simple was a company he knew from that investment and when it went to bankruptcy, he was very interested in the technology for our team to run our transactions on the platform. Click here to read more.
5/2021 – How To Attract Long-Term Clients In A Short-Term Climate
In this report from SIOR, Andrew offers his opinion on the post-pandemic shift to remote work, as well as his tips to brokers navigating leases in this new climate. Click here to read more.
5/2021 – CRE: What’s the Big Picture?
In Business Magazine quoted Craig in their article on the state of the Commercial Real Estate market in Phoenix. Craig offers his opinion on what current lessees want from their real estate, and where the action is in the market today. Click here to read more.
5/2021 – The unpredictable office sublease market in Greater Phoenix
Andrew’s article, “The unpredictable office sublease market in Greater Phoenix” was recently published in the Phoenix Business Journal. In the piece, Andrew explores the “sandstorm of sublease space” and where he sees this market going next. Click here to read more.
4/2021 – Exclusive Tour: New Temple Town Lake Spec Office Building
Tempe has seen tremendous growth over the past 5 years, and this growth isn’t slowing anytime soon. Andrew weighed in on the success of the Tempe office which includes a new 94,000 square foot office building that has been completed along Tempe Town Lake. Click here to read more.
4/2021 -Best Ever Advice featuring Craig Coppola
Craig was interviewed on the podcast “Best Ever Show” where he offered real estate advice on how to find deals and execute unique transactions. Listen to the episode now! Here is the direct link.
3/2021 – NAIOP Arizona Honors Lee & Associates Arizona Principal R. Craig Coppola with 2020 Award of Excellence
Craig was honored with NAIOP Arizona’s 2020 Award of Excellence, a lifetime achievement award that recognizes an individual’s impact on the commercial real estate industry in Arizona. The article highlights Craig’s reception of this honor, and examines Craig’s exceptional 30+ year career in the Valley. Click here to read more.
3/2021 – Cigna to open health care center at SkySong in Scottsdale
Another win for SkySong was announced with Cigna Medical Group’s plan to open a health care center on the property, the first medical office in the development. Cigna will lease 9,000 square feet in SkySong 4, and will open their office in the fall of 2021. Click here to read more.
3/2021 – Downsizing: Office market slow, not stagnant in Phoenix after a year of Covid
A year after the Covid-19 pandemic began, Andrew Cheney shared his thoughts on where the Phoenix office market is with the Phoenix Business Journal. Read more on his thoughts about the market’s recovery and what trends he’s seeing on the ground with clients and tenants. Click here to read more.
3/2021 – Craig and Andrew were featured in Commercial Investment Real Estate Magazine
Craig and Andrew were featured in Commercial Investment Real Estate Magazine for being among CCIM’s biggest deal makers. Coppola-Cheney secured a $53.2 million office sale in Phoenix, one of the biggest transactions among CCIM brokers in 2020. Click here to read more.
2/2021 – Andrew was spotlighted in the Phoenix Business Journal
Andrew was spotlighted in the Phoenix Business Journal for his recent appointment as chairman of the Southwest chapter of the Counselors of Real Estate. Andrew is one of only a handful of brokers worldwide who holds CRE, SIOR, and CCIM designations. Click here to enlarge the article.
12/2020 – Arizona Chapter of NAIOP names 2021 executive committee
Heading into 2021, Andrew Cheney is stepping down from the leadership team of the Arizona Chapter of NAIOP after several years serving on the chapter board. We’re excited for a new leadership team to take over, and thank Andrew for his many contributions. Click here to read more.
10/2020 – Special report: Sky-defining projects, capital investment crafting denser downtown Phoenix
Downtown Phoenix is changing, with 32 construction projects currently underway. Among these is the $50 million renovation of Renaissance Square, currently being leased by Andrew Cheney. Andrew offers his perspective on the regeneration of downtown and insight into what’s to come. Click here to read more.
10/2020 – Many major leases in Phoenix remain bogged down amid pandemic
Andrew offers his expertise on the current ‘sandstorm’ of the Phoenix commercial market in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this article from the Phoenix Business Journal, he takes a look at current trends and offers an ultimately hopeful view of the future. Click here to read more.
10/2020 – Park Central redevelopment continues in midtown Phoenix with new hotel, completed parking garage
The redevelopment of Park Central Mall is an exciting project in midtown Phoenix, offering 450,000 square feet of creative office space. Andrew Cheney is one of two commercial brokers leading the way on office space leasing. Click here to read more.
10/2020 – Financing closes for Clarendale Arcadia luxury senior living community
Utilizing strong relationships and extensive market experience, The Coppola-Cheney Group helped finalize financing for Clarendale Arcadia, a new 248-unit senior living project in Phoenix. Coppola-Cheney worked alongside Harrison Street, Ryan Companies and LCS to negotiate this transaction. Click here to read more.
7/2020 – Commercial Real Estate in the Time of COVID-19
Craig was interviewed about the evolving market in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and offers his insight into the future of different real estate sectors in Arizona. Click here to read more.
7/2020 – Lee & Associates’ Andrew Cheney Breaks Down Phoenix Office Market
Andrew shared his two cents on the Phoenix market and how it’s faring in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. He broke down which sectors are seeing growth, which are fumbling, and what we can expect for the rest of 2020. Click here to read more.
6/2020 – The Best Commercial Real Estate Books to Read Now
Craig’s book, “How to Win in Commercial Real Estate Investing”, was included in a list of best commercial real estate books to read. The article cites the book’s inclusion of an “often neglected topic: goals” as one of the key components that make it an essential read. Click here to read more.
5/2020 – SkySong adds 1.5-acre parcel to project ground lease
The SkySong project continues to roll along with an additional 1.5-acre project along McDowell road added to the ground lease. This additional space, which is currently being used for parking, can now be developed for more construction, and add to the site’s soon-to-be six buildings. Click here to read more.
5/2020 – CCIM Deal Maker
Andrew Cheney, CCIM, Craig Coppola, CCIM, and Gregg Kafka, CCIM, with Lee & Associates represented RM Desert Ridge LLP in its $39.1 million lease of more than 35,000 SF of office space to Discount Tire in Phoenix. They also represented Planned Development Services in leasing 13,750 sf of office space in Glendale, Ariz., from Holualoa Arrowhead Executive LLC for $3.61 million. Click here to read more.
4/2020 – Medical innovation group leases space at SkySong
SkySong II leasing continues strong with a new lease signed by Banner Innovation Group, a department within Banner Health. The group leased 8,300 sq. ft. to expand operations, which will allow them to continue providing much-needed medical equipment. Click here to read more.
4/2020 – Connect CRE Top Broker Awards 2020
Craig, Andrew, and Gregg were honored as Top Brokers for 2020 by Connect Media. The awards recognized an elite group of commercial real estate brokers from around the country. During 2019, The Coppola-Cheney group closed $305.9 million in office leases and sales nationally, totaling more than 1.6 million square feet. Click here to read more.
2/2020 – Phoenix Business Journal – Construction begins on office building north of Tempe Town Lake
The Coppola Cheney Team assists in leasing the soon to be constructed 999 Playa building. Click here to read more.
1/2020 – AZ Big Media – WCUI School of Medical Imaging and Nursing moving into Park Central
The Coppola Cheney Team assists in leasing Park Central to WCUI School of Medical Imaging and Nursing. Click here to read more.
10/2019 – Commercial Property Executive – George Oliver Buys 2 Arizona Office Assets for $39M
Andrew is one of two exclusive leasing brokers for The Jonathan- a downtown Chandler property being completely transformed. Click here to read more.
10/2019 – AZ Big Media – NAIOP Arizona experts: Here are the opportunities for 2020
Andrew speaks at a NAIOP round table about what’s happening in the Phoenix market, and how it compares to other markets. Click here to read more.
6/2019 – AZ Big Media -Design for SkySong 6 unveiled as it enters pre-leasing
Big things happening at SkySong! Check out new renderings and the latest info on our listing at SkySong 6. Click here to read more.
3/2019 – The Arizona 100 – Commercial Real Estate Advisors provide true value
Craig shared a short insight into why commercial real estate advisors are so valuable to business owners. Click here to read more.
3/2019 – Going Commercial: Mentorship key to rising in Valley real estate sector
Craig spoke about the importance of mentorship in real estate and how he coaches his own runners to success in this article from The Phoenix Business Journal. Click here to read more.
11/2018 – CCIMS’ Top Deal-makers Secrets
Andrew spoke with CCIM about his biggest deal of 2018, giving insights into successful brokerage practices as well as a peek into what he believes 2019 will hold. Click here to read more.
11/2018 – NAIOP Arizona Year in Review
The NAIOP Arizona Chapter looks back on a great 2018, reflecting on events like the Best of NAIOP Awards, which was led by Chairman Andrew Cheney. Click here to read more.
10/2018 – Sun Devil 100 – Craig Coppola
Craig joined the Sun Devil 100 Class of 2018, which recognizes the outstanding achievements of ASU alumnae and leaders around the world. Click here to read more.
9/2018 – The Coppola-Cheney Group recognized again in CCIM Big Deals
The Coppola-Cheney Team was recognized as outstanding dealmakers for negotiating the $9.3 million sale of the Connexion building in Tempe, AZ. Click here to read more.
8/2018 – The Coppola-Cheney Group completes two large deals
The Coppola-Cheney Group had not one but two successful deals in the August 2018 CCIM Magazine: the more-than $19.6 million lease of One Renaissance Square and the $11 million lease of SkySong 4 office property. Both deals landed C2 a feature in CCIM’s Deal Makers section. Click here to read more.
6/2018 – The Coppola-Cheney Group sells Camelback Commons
The Coppola-Cheney Group was responsible for the $66.5 million sale of Camelback Commons office property, which was featured as the biggest deal in CCIM’s Deal Makers. Click here to read more.
5/21/18 – Andrew and Craig talk the benefits of life after the pin
Craig and Andrew were quoted in AZRE about the powerful benefits of the CCIM designation in the commercial real estate world, and the impact it has had on his career. Click here to read more.
5/16/18 – Craig sits with Jim Gillespie to discuss networking
Craig joined Commercial Real Estate Coach Jim Gillespie in discussing the importance of networking and relationship building in commercial real estate. Click here to read the highlights from his interview or email us to listen to the podcast.
5/2018 – The Coppola-Cheney Group listed as Prime Time Players
The Coppola-Cheney Group was featured as a “Prime Time Player” in AZRE, closing out 2017 as the top-producing brokers at Lee & Associates Arizona. Click here to read more.
4/16/18 – Coppola discusses disruption in real estate on the latest Cashflow Ninja podcast
Craig appeared on the podcast “Cashflow Ninja” to discuss how disruption in the real estate business is creating exciting new opportunities. Click here to listen.
3/26/18 – Cheney assists Graebel Companies, Inc. in their new office in Phoenix
Andrew was referred through his SIOR network to be the local tenant representation broker for Graebel Companies, Inc. who just opened a new office at Valley Commerce Center in Phoenix. Click here to read more.
3/2/18 – Spring Training is a great opportunity to network with clients
Craig offers his two cents on Spring Training and how baseball can be a great chance to talk business in this article from the Phoenix Business Journal. Click here to read more.
2/21/18 – Lee & Associates and Coppola recognized in Lipsey’s 2018 Brand Survey
Lee & Associates was listed in the Lipsey Company’s Top 25 Commercial Real Estate Brand Rankings for 2018 Results. Craig was also recognized as a top-performing team leader. Click here to read more.
2/8/18 – Voyage Phoenix features Craig Coppola in their series of articles on most inspiring professionals in Phoenix
Craig discusses the highs and lows of his 34-year career history in this great interview by Voyage Phoenix magazine. Click here to read more.
1/31/18 – The Coppola-Cheney Group recognized in CCIM Big Deals
Andrew, Craig, and Gregg were recognized as ‘Deal Makers’ by CIRE Magazine for two massive transactions: the $9.3 million sale for ViaWest Properties and the $3.6 million lease for Phoenix RS One LLC. Click here to read more.
1/9/18 – SkySong continues to lease up
SkySong continues to fill up with a recent lease transaction with DoublePositive. This innovative company is moving its Arizona location to a 5,000 square foot collaborative space within SkySong 1. Click here to read more.
1/3/18 – Cheney selected as NAIOP Arizona’s 2018 chairman of the board
We are incredibly proud of Andrew Cheney, who was recently selected as NAIOP Arizona’s 2018 chairman of the board. Read more about the board’s agenda for the upcoming year in this article from Commercial Executive Magazine. Click here to read more.
11/17/17 – Coppola awarded Landmark Leaders ‘Brokerage Leader of the Year’
Craig was honored by the Phoenix Business Journal as a Brokerage Leader of the Year, as part of the Landmark Leaders 2017. Click here to read more.
11/8/17 – Cheney discusses disruption of tech in the real estate market
Andrew sat down with fellow Lee brokers Craig Viergever and Greg Tannor to talk about what is changing across real estate sectors, and how technology is going to be a disruptor. Watch the interview here.
9/1/17 – Looking Back and Moving Forward
Andrew was among several NAIOP board members interviewed about the future of commercial real estate in Arizona. Read his optimistic prognosis for the future of the market in this article. Click here to read more.
8/1/17 – Bank of America deal earns recognition in the SIOR Summer report
The Coppola-Cheney Group went above and beyond, putting in extra time to facilitate a successful lease with Bank of America. The transaction was featured in the 2017 Summer SIOR Report. Click here to read more.
7/6/17 – GEICO renews their lease at Desert Ridge Corporate Center
The Coppola-Cheney Group represented GEICO in their office space expansion and renewal at Desert Ridge Corporate Center, and were featured in the Scottsdale Independent. Click here to read more.
4/18/17 – Andrew Cheney on driverless cars
Andrew was featured in Globestreet.com for an article on the future of driverless cars. He weighs in on how this technology will disrupt the real estate industry. Click here to read more.
2/13/17 – NAIOP Arizona Chapter recognized for communications program
Andrew Cheney represented NAIOP Arizona Chapter in Washington D.C. last week where they were recognized for their communications program for 2016. Click here to read more.
1/27/17 – From Field to Boardroom
NAIOP recognized Craig and Andrew as two former professional athletes who transitioned to successful real estate careers in The DL newsletter feature “From Field to Boardroom.” Click here to read more.
1/15/17 – Phoenix in Top 5 Market for Net Absorption
Phoenix was a top 5 market in the country for net absorption in 2016. Coppola-Cheney is proud to live and work in this great state. Click here to read more.
1/13/17 – Coppola-Cheney Group recognized in CCIM Biggest Deals
Craig, Andrew, and Gregg were featured in CCIM Magazine’s Deal Maker Column for their $32.5 million lease of The Pinnacle in Kierland III. Click here to read more.
12/30/16 – Craig Coppola recognized as 2016 Broker of the Year
Craig was recently recognized as Broker of the Year. Here’s a great interview with Craig from Commercial Executive Magazine. Click here to read more.
12/15/16 – SkySong 4 Opens to the Public
Coppola-Cheney is excited for the opening of SkySong 4, the fourth commercial office building at SkySong, The ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center. C2 is handling all leasing for the entire project. Click here to read more.
8/26/16 – Lee & Associates Celebrates 25 Years
Lee & Associates is celebrating 25 years in Phoenix, and C2 is proud to have been here from the start. Here’s to many more years serving this incredible community. Click here to read more.
7/20/16 – Plaza Companies selected to build Peoria Innovation Campus
Here’s a great article about one of our leasing projects, Plaza Companies’ Peoria Innovation Campus, and their journey to becoming a hub for innovation and technology. Click here to read more.
6/20/16 – Arizona is Hot and That is Not a Weather Report
Andrew was featured in GlobeSt.com for his achievement of the CRE designation. He also offers his two cents on what’s happening in the real estate market right now. Click here to read more.
6/14/16 – The CRE 2016-2017 Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate
Craig and Andrew are 2 of only 20 Counselor’s (CRE’s) in Arizona. The Annual Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate is always highly anticipated. Here is 2016-2017’s. Enjoy. Click here to read now.
6/13/16 – Lee and Associates ranked #2 in CPE-MHN’s 2016 top brokerage firms
Commercial Property Executive ranks our firm, Lee & Associates, number two this year. Congrats to the more than 800 brokers across North America who helped create the company we are today. Click here to read the full article.
5/23/16 – Renters paying $1,200 more annually for Phoenix area apartments
Craig was quoted in the Phoenix Business Journal about the rise of rents and the fall of home ownership in the US. Click here to read the full article.
4/22/16 – Chandler Airport Center Prime Parcel Sold
Craig, Andrew, and Gregg represented The Southeast Regional Association of REALTORS (SEVRAR), the largest realty association in Arizona, in the purchase of their new office headquarters in Chandler. Click here to read the full article.
2/11/16 – NAIOP Arizona named large Chapter of the Year
NAIOP Arizona won the 2015 Chapter of the Year award at the organization’s annual gala in Washington DC. Andrew Cheney, NAIOP Arizona’s current Secretary, helped accept the award on behalf of the chapter. Click here to read the full article.
2/2/16 – Hoskin-Ryan Signs Long Term Phoenix Lease
The Coppola-Cheney Group has represented Mark IV Capital, owner of 5050 N. 40th Street, for over 6 years. They successfully signed Hoskin-Ryan to a long-term lease for over 12,000 SF on the first floor. Click here to read the full article.
12/2/2015 – NAIOP AZ Names 2016 Chair and Board
Andrew Cheney is named Secretary of the Board of NAIOP Arizona. This will be Andrew’s 4th year serving on the NAIOP AZ Board. Click here to read the full article.
12/2015 – Coppola Receives The William J. Lee Lifetime Achievement Award
Craig received the company’s highest honor, The William J. Lee Lifetime Achievement Award, for 2015. The award was presented by CEO Jeffrey Rinkov and company Founder Bill Lee at the Lee Broker Summit at the Encore Hotel in Las Vegas in October. Click here to read the full article from AZ Big Media.
11/2015 – CCIM Biggest Deals
Craig and Andrew were quoted in CCIM’s end of the year “Big Deals” article for their sale of Desert Ridge Corporate Center I&II ($58.4 million). This was the fourth biggest deal closed by a CCIM member in 2015. Click here to read the entire article.
10/2015 – Broker of the Month
Craig was named Commercial Executive Magazine’s Broker of the Month in October. In this article, learn a little more about Craig by exploring where he finds his motivation and his drive to achieve. Click here to read the entire article.
10/2015 – Leading Legacies
Craig was featured as a Leading Legacy in NAIOP’s article about the growth and development of NAIOP Arizona. As a former chairman of NAIOP Arizona, Craig’s contributions are highlighted. Click here to read the entire article.
10/2015 – Will to Win
In this article from NAIOP about the evolution of NAIOP Arizona, Craig is quoted discussing the obstacles the chapter has faced and the ways the organization has overcome these challenges. Click here to read the entire article.
9/21/2015 – SkySong
Craig and Andrew have been the lead brokers on the Skysong Project helping lease the three current buildings to 97 percent occupancy. Construction of a fourth building is now underway. Click here to read the entire article.
9/2/2015 – Desert Ridge Corporate Center
Commercial Executive details Craig, Andrew, and Greg’s sale of two office leases at Desert Ridge Corporate Center I and II. Click here to read the entire article.
7/25/2015 – Office Commercial Update
Andrew penned an Office Commercial Update for the Commercial Corner of Arizona School of Real Estate and Business. In it, he details the slow yet continuous rise of Phoenix’s metro office market, covering vacancy percentages, net absorptions, and other key indicators of the market’s health. Click here to read entire article.
5/26/15 – The Real Book of Real Estate
Robert Kiyosaki’s book, The Real Book of Real Estate, came in at #11 of Huffington Post’s 25 Best Personal Finance Books for Your Summer Reading List. Craig wrote 2 chapters in this book. Click here for more details on The Real Book of Real Estate. Click here to read entire article. Click here to read the entire article.
4/10/15 – Bifurcation
Craig discusses the differences between Class A, B, and C office buildings, the two types of buyers, and the split between the global providers of real estate and the independents in this article on GlobeSt.com. Click here to read the entire article.
2/25/2015 – 2015 Top 25
Lipsey Company presented 2015 Top 25, a Commercial Real Estate Brand Survey and gave a shout out to The Coppola-Cheney Group as a leading brokerage team in Arizona. Click here to read the entire article.
2/3/2015 – Papago Arroyo
AZ Big Media wrote an article about the sale of Papago Arroyo, a transaction in which Andrew and Craig represented the seller, Greenwood & McKenzie. Click here to read the entire article.
1/2015 – What are LIFEies?
This article in The Moon Valley Tattler features Craig’s weekly narratives LIFEies, describing what they are, highlighting his book The Fantastic Life, and even offering a sample LIFEies from Craig’s blog. Click here to read the entire article.
9/2014 – Focus On Developing Talent
This article in InBusiness Magazine discusses Craig’s method of hiring based on unique abilities. Craig describes how to put together an efficient team to achieve success. Click here to read the entire article.