Relationships- Deep and Meaningful

relationships 1

  This narrative typically talks about office space leases, trends and all things commercial real estate.  Today, I wanted to talk about how we have thrived over 35 years in an incredibly tough business.  It’s pretty simple — we build deep meaningful relationships with our clients. How do we do this?    We have a […]

1-Minute Phoenix Metro Office Market Update: Q4 2018

Q4_OfficeReport First Page

It’s time for us to look back at the Metro Phoenix Office Market for 2018. Readers of this narrative know that I am an office broker who works every day representing tenants and landlords as they navigate real estate nuances and opportunities. I (along with my incredible team) am based in Phoenix but work around the country […]

What do Baseball and Commercial Real Estate Have in Common?

unnamed

Some of you may know that I was drafted out of college and played professional baseball for the Minnesota Twins organization before I got into Commercial Real Estate.  If you play baseball, you learn statistics. As sportswriter Arthur Daley said:  “A baseball fan has the digestive apparatus of a billy goat. He can, and does, devour any set of […]

Piling On

open office space

I’m adding to my narrative two weeks ago (click here to read) on the effects of open office plans.  Today is not about the science but rather the complaining and emotional impact on employees after moving to open office space.  I’m not taking a side, rather just piling on more information from two weeks ago.    Workers […]

Open Plans Kill Productivity

unnamed

In my ongoing effort to explore both sides of the open office vs. traditional office debate, here are some thoughts based on science.  The Journal of Environmental Psychology jumped into the fray and came out with a huge study (40k+ workers and over 300 companies).  What did they find out?   – Closed offices outperformed open […]

Happy Holidays from The Coppola-Cheney Group

Screen Shot 2018-12-18 at 5.48.24 PM

At the end of each year, we take the opportunity to reflect on the past 12 months. 2018 was exceptional for our team.  We had a great year, fantastic clients (old and new), continued to grow our team with quality (and talented) people, and we traveled.  Boy, did we travel. Travel has long been a part […]

Exposed Ceilings Are Cool But Not Cheap

open office

Exposed ceilings are all the rage, but users pay a price for this look. Most of our clients think it’s less expensive to just demo the ceiling and have a cool open space.  Not so fast.   Here are some of the additional costs that come with an exposed ceiling: – Re-running electrical cabling and HVAC […]

The Legacy of Steve Jobs and Office Space

unnamed-3

Apple moved into their spaceship this year.  I wrote about it while under construction and now you have probably have seen finished photos all over.  If not, here are some. But today’s narrative is not about this inspired headquarters.  Today, I want to talk about Pixar’s headquarters built in the late 1990’s.  The standards of creative office […]

1-Minute Phoenix Metro Office Update: Q3 2018

Q3_OfficeReport

Below is my quarterly take on the Metro Phoenix office market. Readers of this narrative know that I am an office broker who works every day representing Tenants and Landlords as they navigate real estate nuances and opportunities.  I (along with my incredible team) am based in Phoenix but work around the country and internationally as […]

Humans are Underrated

Screen Shot 2018-10-23 at 1.59.12 PM

One trend I actively follow is automation. In 20 years, what jobs will be done by robots? With new advancements in technology, it’s not just the routine data entry and labor jobs that are in danger anymore. Robots can now analyze emotions, perform surgical operations, even drive semi-trucks across the country.  All these developments beg the […]