OUR MANTRA To build relationships that last - one transaction at a time.

OUR TEAM

You need a space that is as innovative and forward-thinking as you are, and The Coppola-Cheney Group is here to make it happen.

Arizona-based and owned, we have worked with pioneers in the technology and startup space to secure their perfect space and get the best deal - all at no cost to you. Since 1984, we have negotiated successful transactions in Metropolitan Phoenix and all over the United States.

Our first priority is the same as yours - to keep up with the changes happening now and remain ahead of the curve. We strive to add the highest possible value to our client's real estate transaction, and help them get back to the work that matters.

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Founding Principal R. Craig Coppola
CCIM, CRE, SIOR

Craig is the top producing office broker in Lee & Associates' 40 year history (65+ offices and over 800 brokers). He has over three decades of leasing and sales experience, completing over 3,600 transactions, and has been awarded NAIOP Office Broker of the year six times, and was the 2020 recipient of the NAIOP Award of Excellence. He is an award winning author of five books and is an industry thought leader with a blog that touches over a million people annually. Craig holds a Bachelor's Degree in Finance from Nicholls State University and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Arizona State University.

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Additional Notable Information
2020 NAIOP Award of Excellence
William J. Lee Lifetime Achievement Award
Commercial Executive Magazine's Broker of the Year
Landmark Leaders Brokerage Leader of the Year

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Principal Andrew Cheney
CCIM, CRE, SIOR

Specializes in Office Brokerage. Since joining in 2003, he has completed over 800 transactions totaling over $1 billion in total consideration. Andrew is one of only eight members of Lee Corporate Solutions - Tenant Advisory Group. This is a national group that specializes in tenant representation. He has been awarded NAIOP's Emerging Broker of the Year as well as Developing Leader of the Year. Andrew holds a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from University of California at Irvine.

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Additional Notable Information
Phoenix Business Journal's "40 under 40"
Cheney named NAIOP Arizona's 2018 Chairman of the Board

Principal Gregg Kafka
CCIM

Gregg Kafka has been part of The Coppola-Cheney Group since 2011. He has an extensive background in construction management and specializes in tenant representation services. Gregg holds a Bachelor's Degree in Construction Management from Arizona State University.

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Director of Operations Chelsea Clifton

Chelsea works directly for The Coppola-Cheney Group as their Director of Operations and Team Coordinator and has been a part of the team since 2011. She is responsible for all backstage operations for the entire team, including project management, client presentation preparation, internal presentation prep, as well as any other team projects. Chelsea holds a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from University of Oregon and has her Arizona Real Estate License.

Strategic Assistant & Project Coordinator (Unlicensed) Tomisha Roberto

Tomisha works directly for The Coppola-Cheney Group and is responsible for all transaction administration oversight, all client marketing materials, marketing email blasts, client postcard campaigns, and open house coordination. Tomisha is currently enrolled in Grand Canyon University pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Applied Management.

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Runner (Junior Broker) Carter Gerardo

Carter started with The Coppola-Cheney Group in 2020. He is in the market daily working with clients, representing both tenants and landlords in the Phoenix office market. He also assists with research and market analysis, Broker Opinion of Values, and lease reviews. Carter holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from University of Arizona and has his Arizona Real Estate License.

Runner (Junior Broker) Nick Whitehouse

Nick joined The Coppola-Cheney Group in 2020 starting out as their second Graduate Apprentice and is now a runner for the team. He supports the Senior Brokers in all of the backstage operations of real estate transactions. This includes tour set-up, market research, Co-Star updates, data and internet research, BOV’s, financial analysis and listing maintenance. Nick holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance Analytics from Creighton University and has his Arizona Real Estate License.

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Database Specialist (Unlicensed) Mary Henk

Mary works directly for The Coppola-Cheney Group as their database specialist. Mary is responsible for ensuring client and market data is accurate, detailed and current. She manages all of the brokers' calls, mailers and ensures we continue to build relationships with our clients by consistently staying in touch.

Graphic Designer (Unlicensed) Peter Ovens-Brown

Peter has been working with The Coppola-Cheney Group since 2014. He provides the team with high-level graphic design and marketing materials such as brochures, postcards, email blasts, presentations and infographics. Peter holds a Bachelor's Degree in Design and Visual Communications from Griffith University.

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Team Assistant (Unlicensed) Rolly Abelon

Rolly has worked directly for The Coppola-Cheney Group since 2020. He assists in all team projects, client follow up programs, CRM database tasks and manages the team's weekly blogs.

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Intern (Unlicensed) Jack Nethers

Jack recently joined The Coppola-Cheney Group as an intern and assists all team members in their day-to-day responsibilities, including Co-Star research, package preparation, database updates, date mining and cold calling and canvassing. Jack is currently attending Arizona State University studying for his Bachelor’s Degree in Finance.

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