“With numerous choices for brokers out there, we went with The Coppola-Cheney Group and it’s a decision that has paid off a hundred times over. Their unrivaled dedication and knowledge worked in our favor and got us the space we needed. They go above and beyond to deliver results for their clients, and I know we will be using them again for all future business.”
Kevin Foley, Sr. Manager of Facilities and Real Estate, MINDBODY, Inc.
“I’ve worked with The Coppola-Cheney Group for years now, and they never fail to deliver outstanding results for us in every city we have a requirement. With each transaction they provide top quality service. It’s been a pleasure to work with such a professional and world class team.”
Todd Lawson, Chief Financial Officer, AFS Technologies, Inc.
“The Coppola-Cheney Group supported my company every step of the way and I could not be more grateful. Their expertise and skill, coupled with tremendous instinct, make them the best in the market. They took a complicated process and made it simple and easy for us. I would highly recommend working with them.”
Rich Fennessy, CEO, Kudelski Security, Inc.
“When you need a trusted advisor to handle your lease, The Coppola-Cheney Group is there. With a fantastic team providing top-notch service, you can’t go wrong hiring them. They have an unrivaled and personal understanding of the market thanks to their combined decades of experience. They addressed every aspect of our lease negotiations, and were relentless in their dedication to achieving top results for us.”
Leif Hartwig, President and CEO, Bolste Corporation
“Andrew Cheney did a great job negotiating our office lease. He understands the market and how to fight for every dollar for his clients. We were grateful for his guidance.”
Neil Giuliano, President and CEO, Greater Phoenix Leadership
“Andrew was very sensitive to the fact that this was the first time our management team had gone through this process. He was patient and took the time to answer all of our questions. He fought right up to the end to get us the best terms. We are all very satisfied with the effort Andrew put into this lease renewal on our behalf.”
Blake Johnson, President, Minard-Ames Insurance Services LLC / INSURICA
“Craig Coppola and The Coppola-Cheney Group offered to assist me in locating a new office in the Phoenix/Scottsdale market. They were able to quickly narrow down the available places that worked for me geographically and cost wise. Craig and his team were extremely professional and very responsive. I highly recommend engaging The Coppola-Cheney Group if you are in the market to purchase or lease commercial property.”
Paul Wright, Owner, Identi-kit
“Craig is one of the top guys in the business, which lends great credibility to our efforts in dealing with the Landlord. He is both pro-active and incredibly responsive. We consider Craig our secret weapon for when we have a real estate requirement.”
John Bradley, Sr. Vice President, Brookfield Residential
“Craig is a dynamic leader with fresh ideas on corporate culture. He’s a straight-shooting professional who emphasizes continuous improvement and leads by example! I’ve benefited both personally and professionally by collaborating with him on several projects.”
Damon Andrews, President, Glide Installations
“Gregg quickly understood what kind of space our firm could operate in and what was a waste of time to look at.”
Dan Fluik, AIA, LEED Green Associate, KDF Architectural Group
“Working with The Coppola-Cheney Group in our recent lease renewal was one of the best decisions we made. They made the entire process seamless, and made our questions and concerns a top priority. They provide unmatched service, and we will definitely be using them again.”
Lori Mandell, Office Administrator, Dickinson-Wright
“Why did we go back to The Coppola Group to handle our next lease? Simple-we know from experience that they negotiate aggressive, comprehensive and financially sound transactions. We concluded they would be the most effective representatives in this market and negotiate the best lease terms for our office.”
Mark Nethers, Partner, Kutak Rock, LLP
“I have worked with Craig on a number of projects over the past 20 years, and have appreciated his knowledge of the Phoenix metro market, his expertise, and professionalism.”
Lyle Muller, Facilities and Compliance Specialist at Bank ’34
“I wanted to thank you for your time and commitment over the past two years representing us in finding a long term home for our corporate headquarters. The Lee & Associates team gave us confidence we were making the best real estate and business decisions at the most favorable outcome for Arizona Community Foundation. Thank you again for all of your help and guidance. We look forward to continuing our relationship and working with you in the future.”
Paul Velaski, Former Chief Financial Officer, Arizona Community Foundation
“I’m so thankful to have you as a trusted real estate advisor who does rock star work for me.”
Tara McGown, Corporate Real Estate, US Bank
“THANK YOU ALL. We have a fabulous new space and could not have done it without all of your expertise. The space is incredible.”
Katherine Cecala, Former Chief Operating Officer, Valley of the Sun United Way
“I have worked with Craig Coppola for over 25 years and consistently found him to be the most tenacious in his business. He is reliable, thorough and extremely knowledgeable about his industry and this real estate market. I highly recommend him as a broker, mentor and teacher, personally and professionally.”
Lisa Bentley, Director of Client Development Consultant, McCarthy Nordburg
“I was compelled to write this letter to express my gratitude for Andrew’s guidance in securing the right space for my law firm. He was extremely responsive and thoroughly listened to my specific needs for not only my space, but my business. I knew he had my best interest in mind throughout the entire process and am grateful for how he fought to get us the best possible deal as well. Andrew made what could have been a very arduous and tedious experience a very pleasant one. I would not hesitate to work with Andrew and The Coppola-Cheney Group in the future.”
Christopher S. Hildebrand, Hildebrand Law, P.C.
“My law firm has worked with Craig as a leasing consultant several times over the last two decades. We trust Craig to represent our interests at the highest professional level. His dedication and service is backed by years of experience in the commercial real estate industry.”
Joel Nomkin, Partner, Perkins Coie Phoenix
“Pinnacle Bank was looking for a seasoned broker to open its second branch on Camelback Road – we picked Craig to help make that happen. We wanted a specific space, and we got it. AND a got great deal too. We have worked with other brokers, Craig and his team are a step or two above the rest.”
Mike Thorell, President, Pinnacle Bank
“In my career I have had the good fortune of being a prolific lawyer. I have had direct and indirect dealings with countless real estate brokers. Craig Coppola stands head and shoulders above the crowd. He is a trusted advisor who places the client’s interest above his own interests. Craig has both the analytical skills to assess the current real estate market, but also the foresight to see its future trends. I give all who ask about Craig Coppola my most sincere, highest, positive recommendation.”
Charles Lotzar, President, Lotzar Law Firm
“Throughout the year and a-half we worked together, Craig and Andrew were extremely responsive every step of the way, understanding the specific needs for our space and line of business. It was truly comforting to know they had our best interests in mind at all times.They worked tirelessly to get us terms that I admittedly didn’t think possible. They also provided clarity to an extremely complex process and demonstrating an impressive ability to build consensus among multiple decision-makers to achieve our optimal solution.Your extensive experience representing non-profit organizations like ours is a tremendous asset for those in this industry sector. I would highly recommend your commercial real estate services to any firm, particularly to non-profits.”
Diane Brossart, President and CEO, Arizona Forward
“Besides getting my firm an economic deal I did not think we could achieve, The Coppola-Cheney Group fought for me the entire way through lease execution. Their level of professionalism and expertise is unmatched.”
Chris Rapp, Ryan, Rapp & Underwood, PLC
“Craig and Andrew–I am so glad I convinced our board members to hire you to represent our real estate requirement. I truly think you operate your brokerage business at a higher level, and your performance proved it. You worked diligently with us for over 18 months to find the ideal solution and we found it. The results can be seen in the high quality building we purchased well below replacement cost. Not only did your extensive expertise show through our transaction, but your hustle and service made us feel like your top client.Thank you for patience and for fighting hard for us. I would highly recommend you to anyone needing superior brokerage services.”
Rick Andreen, Board Member, Circle the City
“Craig is one of those guys you just want to know. He is a passionate person, obviously about commercial real estate, more importantly, I have not met anyone who values people and life experiences like Craig. He is the type of person you want to do business with and definitely share a story. I’ve known Craig about 10 years and cannot give a higher recommendation as a professional and a person.”
Josh Wagner, LeadMD
“I just wanted to thank you, again, for all of your good work. We have heard nothing but rave reviews for the new space from both inside and outside our offices. You were a key part of our success and your efforts are greatly appreciated.”
Paul S. Gerding, Jr., Kutak Rock LLP
“Craig Coppola of Lee & Associates acted as our agent in locating new office space. Notwithstanding the very narrow time limitation in locating new space, Craig expertly and expeditiously located all of the available space which met our specifications, and worked with us until the best space was found. He obviously has a good working knowledge of the Phoenix professional office market and valuable working relationship with many of the managers and attorneys of these properties. We were very happy with his work and would highly recommend him to others.”
Bruce Feder, Feder Law Office, PA
“When you’re growing headcount at 50 plus % a year, with most of it overseas, you have other things on your mind than finding and negotiating office space. Having Craig in our corner was a Godsend. I don’t know how he did it, but we were never slowed down by inadequate facilities for our staff.”
Frederick M. Pakis, Co-Founder, JDA Software
“I deal with many brokers throughout the country and feel compelled to write this letter to tell you what a pleasure it was working with you on the latest expansion in Phoenix. As you know, we only work with credentialed (e.g. SIOR and CCIM) brokers, which is one of the reasons why we selected your team years ago. We have continued to work with The Coppola-Cheney Group for a lot of reasons including: responsiveness, market knowledge, community connections and integrity. You listened carefully and understood what ITT wanted from day one. Your thorough analysis and process gave me confidence when it came time to finally make a deal. I appreciate your negotiating skills in fighting for every dollar we could get and know we secured one of the best opportunities possible.Thanks again for all your help and expertise. I look forward to working with you again in the future.”
Phil Frank V.P. Real Estate & Assistant General Counsel, ITT Educational Services, Inc.
“It is nice to have data, a translation of the data, a model for the future and some intelligence on what all that means. It’s also nice to know that we are doing the right thing in renegotiating our lease at Gaslight Square.”
Kevin Myers, former President of Ballet Arizona
“I consider Craig to be an expert in his field. Someone that I trust, value his insight and rely upon for creative advice when I’m buying, leasing/renting commercial property anywhere in the US…”
Frank Gaspari, CEO, FlexPrint
“Craig and his team have helped HEASLEY&PARTNERS find the right spaces in the right locations for at least a decade. They have been an important partner in our company’s growth. We would not consider using anyone else for this service. Why? Because they know the market better than anyone else, they know the buildings better than anyone else, they have the experience and the relationships and they are easy and enjoyable to work with. I really can’t thank them enough for all they do and have done for us.”
Kathy Heasley, Heasley and Partners
“I highly recommend The Coppola-Cheney Group for your commercial real estate needs! They helped Alexis and I find space for Serendipit Consulting and was an enormous help. They devoted an extraordinary amount of time to us to make sure we knew of every PERFECT property out there. Their knowledge of the local office market and the relationships he had with building owners helped us feel comfortable we were getting the best deal and that all of our needs were carefully considered. We will most definitely use The Coppola-Cheney Group the next time we need space.”
Melissa DiGianfilippo, Serendipit
“Thanks for being a GREAT advocate to your clients! You are a true professional and it is a pleasure working with you. You make it easy – I trust your knowledge, experience and understanding of the market – which makes my job easy.”
Bret Inorio, President/Owner, New Results Medical Weight Loss
“Andrew worked hard with my firm over 3 years, 2 transactions and 1 tough market. We looked at leasing versus owning in multiple markets around town. Ultimately, we found a long-term solution that made all of the partners extremely happy. Andrew negotiated outstanding lease terms for us and held our hands every step of the way. We had a high level of comfort knowing Andrew was the one to represent our best interests.”
Scott Holland, Commercial Mortgage Banker, Keystone Commercial Capital
“Craig is a great strategist.”
Chuck Theisen, Owner, Mercedes Benz of Scottsdale
“Andrew, you are a genius. We love our new home. Wonderful courtyard. Low overhead. No 7,000sf building to worry about. Cash in the bank. Life is good. Thanks again.”
Paul Fannin, Fannin Interiors
“Andrew helped us find the perfect location in Old Town Scottsdale, which we would have never found on our own. He was also able to secure the lease and get us moved in within our extremely tight schedule. Andrew’s high integrity and work ethic sets him apart from other CRE brokers.”
Brad Blaicher, General Manager, Constructionreports.com
“Your accomplishments as one of Arizona’s top-producing broker and real estate advisors (ie, a Top Dog) and the numbers (3,500 transactions, totaling over 13 million square feet, valued in excess of $3.5 billion) are certainly impressive, as are the many coveted designations you have attained in the industry and your worldwide travel experience.”
Theresa B. Keeley, Santerre and Vande Krol, Ltd
“For over 20 years The Coppola-Cheney Group listened to what we needed and created a long term plan that maximized our bottom line. Early in our relationship we grew over a 10-yr period. Our business model changed and we then contracted substantially. Throughout all the years, Craig always helped us think five steps ahead.”
Stephan Newman, Retired, Motorola
“This concept of Velocity of Work has had a positive impact on my life and business. I had not realized how often I utilize this idea until recent. While preparing a presentation last week I realized how your idea has permeated my life and helped me become a more effective leader. Subsequently I began examining other areas where I could utilize the velocity of work model and am excited to begin practicing. I actually presented my take on it last week at a business meeting and my colleagues also found it very valuable. Thank you for taking the time to present this concept, I appreciate it.”
Lou McGovern, Essential Strength Performance Coaching
“I deal with many brokers throughout the country but I felt compelled to write this letter to tell you what a pleasure it was working with you on my latest project in Phoenix. Even though I know you were working on many other projects, besides mine, you certainly seemed to be giving me your undivided attention. I appreciated your help in identifying several design firms and consultants that would be required for the timely completion of the building construction. Negotiating a contract of our size over a three week period was extremely difficult and I appreciated your local support and contractual recommendations. Thank you again for all your help and expertise.”
Gail W. Marinaro, Director of Real Estate, Colonial Penn
“Not sure I know a better pro anywhere in the country than you!”
Richard Myers, President, Thomas & Mack Development Group
“After working six months with one of your competitors, we decided to let you work on our requirement. That decision was a very good one for the company. You immediately took charge of the requirement and helped us analyze our needs and requirements. The representation you provided has been full service and we have enjoyed our relationship thoroughly.The market has tightened considerably since we began our search, however, the economics we obtained were by far the best in the market. I know the amount of time to complete our negotiations was considerable and complex. You made a personal commitment to finish our requirement and the results show the fruits of your work. We are now completely satisfied with Lee & Associates as our broker and I would strongly recommend you to any firm to act as their representative.”
John Raycraft, Former CEO, First American Health Concepts
“We have used you exclusively as our representative for real estate services in the Phoenix for all of our Firstar Metropolitan Bank & Trust facilities. Your market studies, financial analyses, and negotiating skills have benefited Firstar within the Phoenix market.Firstar’s requirements have been very specialized due to the nature of our business. We have appreciated your additional background work in our search for locations, as well as your tenacity in dealing with not only the potential landlords as well as the current landlords. Your attention to detail based upon the requirements for the Firstar lease have made our lease transactions easier to complete.I wish to thank you for your help and commitment to solving our real estate needs and look forward to working with you for a long time in the future.”
Michael Schaefer, Firstar (now US Bank)
“The past several months have been difficult, but with your assistance we have been provided a clear understanding of our options. Our most recent project, whether to relocate or renew, was complicated by the proposed building on our parking lot. Your team has a high level of knowledge, commitment to detail and client service. I look forward to working with you on all our future real estate requirements. We thank you for your assistance.”
Judith Bourassa, Microtest
“We want to thank you for handling our lease renegotiation. We were extremely impressed and satisfied with your level of service and market knowledge. As attorneys, we were especially sensitive to detail and a thorough understanding of our requirements. Not only did you negotiate a great economic transaction but also, you covered all of the numerous details. You were professional, courteous and patient with us through a somewhat trying ordeal. We appreciate your help and would be happy to recommend your services to other businesses.”
Bruce R. Cohen, Superior Court Judge, Superior Court in Maricopa County
“As you know, my background is in commercial real estate. Therefore, when we hired you to represent us on our relocation, we knew the qualities we wanted in a broker; honesty, personal touch, experience, technical skills, knowledge of the market, etc. During the next eleven months, we asked you to use all of the above skills and others. Your service was excellent and we plan on continuing to utilize you in our future real estate needs.We continue to pass your name along to our clients who need your services and, where we’ve done so, have always gotten excellent feedback.Thank you for all your help and feel free to give out my name to any potential clients who might want to call about the quality of your services.”
Michael Folb, CFO, Omni American