About Us

Our Mantra

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

OUR TEAM

Your office space is a reflection of your business, and you need a broker that is just as experienced and professional as you are. Whether you need a new space, need to renew your existing lease, expand or purchase your own building, we are here to represent you.

Arizona-based and owned, The Coppola-Cheney Group is an industry-leading commercial real estate team with a proven track record for placing law firms in the perfect space. Since 1984, we have secured successful transactions in Metropolitan Phoenix and all over the United States.

With a simple and efficient method for placing law firms, you are guaranteed to find your new home and get the best deal - all at no cost to you.

R. Craig Coppola

CCIM, CRE, SIOR
Founding Principal

Craig is the top producing office broker in Lee & Associates' 35 year history (50 offices and over 700 brokers). He has three decades of leasing and sales experience, completing over 3,500 transactions, and has been awarded NAIOP Office Broker of the year six times. He is an award winning author of four 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
William J. Lee Lifetime Achievement Award
Commercial Executive Magazine's Broker of the Year
Landmark Leaders Brokerage Leader of the Year

Andrew Cheney

CCIM, CRE, SIOR
Principal

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

Gregg Kafka

CCIM
Principal

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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ERIC STOPPA

Runner (Junior Broker)

Eric has been with the Lee & Associates Office Division working directly with The Coppola-Cheney Group since 2017. 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. Eric holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Northern Arizona University and has his Arizona Real Estate License.

Chelsea Clifton

Director of Operations

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.

Stefanie Caimol

Transaction Coordinator

Stefanie works directly for The Coppola-Cheney Group and is responsible for all transaction administration oversight, client meeting preparation and assisting in client and broker communication. Her high follow through and organization skills ensure clients receive the best service possible. Stefanie holds a Bachelor's Degree in Public Relations from Tulane University and has her Arizona Real Estate License.

Matt Hagan

Graduate Apprentice

Matt works directly for the entire Coppola-Cheney Group as part of their two-year Graduate Apprentice Program. 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. Matt holds a Bachelor's Degree in Recreation and Sports Management from The University of Iowa and has his Arizona Real Estate License.

Matt Hagan

Brock Hakalmazian

Graduate Apprentice

Brock recently joined The Coppola-Cheney Group as their second Graduate Apprentice in the two-year program. 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. Brock holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Tusculum College and has his Arizona Real Estate License.

Lauren Noe

Team Assistant (Unlicensed)

Lauren is the newest member of The Coppola-Cheney Group and assists in all backstage activities to increase velocity and efficiency. She is responsible for day-to-day tasks such as booking transactions and inputting all client information into the C2 database to maintain future relationships, monthly team postcards to market to potential new clients, client mailings, team website updates and our referral and gift campaigns. Lauren holds a Bachelor's Degree in Communication from Santa Clara University.

Mary Henk

Database Specialist (Unlicensed)

Mary works directly for The Coppola-Cheney Group as their database specialist. Mary is responsible for ensuring 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.

Peter Ovens-Brown

Graphic Designer (Unlicensed)

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.