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EVERYONE Wants Time to Work Remotely

When you get a survey result with 50% results, you pay attention.  When you see 99% you better stop and make a change.  Below is a 2019 report by Buffer on the State of Remote Work.  The most important takeaway is that EVERYONE wants to spend some time  working remotely — and by everyone, I mean 99%. … Continue reading EVERYONE Wants Time to Work Remotely

New Lease vs. Renewal Breakdown

We represent tenants looking for office space in metro Phoenix and across the US.  Some clients are CRE savvy and others negotiate a lease once every 5 years.  One question I hear all the time is, why are rents so high?  Or, said another way, how does my rent break down?    Below is a cool graphic … Continue reading New Lease vs. Renewal Breakdown

Standoff with a Jaywalker

We are all watching and waiting to see what happens with autonomous vehicles (especially those of us who live in Metro Phoenix as we have a number of companies testing AV’s every day).  We thought they would never come, then we thought they would be here in 2020, and now… here is an update. Turns out … Continue reading Standoff with a Jaywalker

The Speed of Technological Adoption

We know technology is changing our lives.  What is astonishing to me is the speed of adoption.  The second graph in the below article shows just how fast this is happening with new technology—The lines are almost straight up.  Here is why: Today’s consumers want immediate impact in their daily lives. With cell phones and … Continue reading The Speed of Technological Adoption

Parking in Urban Areas

We are in a really unique time for developers and users of commercial space with regards to parking needs.  Planning and building parking today is much like it has been for the past 40 years.  People drive. In fact, 85% of commuters drive to work.  But over the next 10-20 years, I think this will … Continue reading Parking in Urban Areas

Brokerage – What We Do Every Day

Managing a national portfolio can be one of the most complex and stressful jobs in our industry. The Coppola-Cheney Group has over three decades of experience leasing office space across the U.S. and Europe for clients.  We compete with national tenant advisory firms and offer unique services that cannot be replicated by these national firms.  … Continue reading Brokerage – What We Do Every Day

U.S. and Arizona Housing Market

I attended the always-fabulous 2019 Land Advisors Phoenix Land & Housing Forecast back in December and guess what?  The U.S. housing market is on a roll and doing just fine, thank you. Bonus: The Metro Phoenix housing market is the #1 market in the country. Why? A decade of not building enough housing to match … Continue reading U.S. and Arizona Housing Market

1-Minute Phoenix Metro Office Market Update: Q4 2019

It’s time for us to look back at the Metro Phoenix Office Market for 2019. Readers of this narrative know that I am an office broker who works every day with 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, … Continue reading 1-Minute Phoenix Metro Office Market Update: Q4 2019

Coppola-Cheney 2019 – By the Numbers

Many who know me know that I’m a dedicated goal setter. (Those who know me really well might say I go a bit overboard.) I set and track goals on a daily, monthly, and yearly basis in all areas of life, from family time to backpacking to even the amount of sleep I get each night.    … Continue reading Coppola-Cheney 2019 – By the Numbers

Office Space 2020- The Employee Experience- Part 4 of 4

In this final week of my series, I wanted to talk about what companies are doing for their employees.  Yes, we know a few already—meals, bocce ball, corn hole and napping pods all across Silicon Valley.  But what about across the U.S.?  For this I turned to one of our clients and a leader in … Continue reading Office Space 2020- The Employee Experience- Part 4 of 4

Office Space 2020- The Tenant Rules- Part 3 of 4

One of the first lessons you learn when you start representing owners and tenants in leasing office space is that the tenant rules.  They drive everything.  Rates, Tenant Improvements, where buildings get built, what buildings get built — everything.  Deloitte produced a very nice 2020 Commercial Real Estate Outlook (the link to the entire study … Continue reading Office Space 2020- The Tenant Rules- Part 3 of 4

Office Space 2020- Workforce- Part 2 of 4

Today I want to look at the workforce for this coming decade. We are living AND working longer.  I wrote a previous narrative about how five generations of employees are now in the workplace.  Check it out here. What does that mean having five generations in your office?: – We are having to plan for, manage, … Continue reading Office Space 2020- Workforce- Part 2 of 4

Office Space 2020- A 4 Part Series (Part 1)

Welcome to 2020.  As we start the new decade, I have prepared a 4-part series of narratives on office space 2020.  For the next 4 weeks, I’ll be taking a look at what is going on in the workplace from a high level to set the tone for the decade. Part One: The Future Office. Below … Continue reading Office Space 2020- A 4 Part Series (Part 1)

Net Metro to Metro Migration Winners

Who is winning in Metro to Metro Migration across the country?  Phoenix.  1 in 7 out of state relocation’s come to Arizona and by far the majority move to Metro Phoenix. Check out this graph below to see other markets that are winners.  If you want to read the whole article, here you go.   If … Continue reading Net Metro to Metro Migration Winners

Happy Holidays From Coppola-Cheney

2019 is coming to an end, and with it the 2010s. What a great year and decade it’s been for our team and company. This year we closed over 150 transactions with some incredible clients who pushed our team to greater heights. This was my 6th year writing this narrative.  I am grateful to have … Continue reading Happy Holidays From Coppola-Cheney

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