Lee and Associates Arizona Q2 2023 Office Report – Each quarter, our research department monitors the market and we produce our quarterly market update of analytical data, as well as trends. We use this data as a basis for our market phases discussion, and incorporate it into our negotiations. Contact us if you would like to view any past market reports.


2023 Q2 Lee National Office Brief– Each quarter, our research department monitors the market and we produce our quarterly market update of analytical data, as well as trends. We use this data as a basis for our market phases discussion, and incorporate it into our negotiations. Contact us if you would like to view any past national market reports.


Coppola-Cheney Velocity of Work – After three decades of closing over 125 deals per year each and every year, we have fine-tuned our process to include the fastest response times in our industry. Click here for a graphic of our standards today. When deal flow moves quickly, we can build momentum, trust, and collaboration on both the landlord and the tenant side, resulting in more closed deals that satisfy both parties.


Coppola-Cheney Listing Services – Our Velocity of Work allows us to achieve the fastest lease up and highest occupancy in our markets.  This comprehensive “secret sauce” is why owners and brokers love working with us.

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Top 10 Office Amenities – Is your business providing the right amenities to keep your employees happy? Click here to find out the ways to attract and retain labor.

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Title Insurance Made Easy – Our clients ask all the time; What is title insurance and why do we need it?   Our new infographic is the answer.  We explain what title insurance covers and why we typically get ALTA coverage in Commercial Real Estate. Click here to view.

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The Coppola-Cheney Group Build-to-Suit/Pre-Leasing/Office Campus Experience – Pre-leasing office space is the most difficult challenge in the Metro Phoenix office market. Selling our clients’ capabilities and vision is a craft we have used to pre-lease over 4 million square feet, a figure only one of our competitors comes close to matching.

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The 90-Day Sprint – Velocity is a key component to our success.  This graphic illustrates how our team can help make your property attractive to tenants, as quickly as possible.  This is an art we’ve perfected over the course of 3,600 transactions.


5 Qualities Brokers Look for in a Buyer – When we get a potential investor, we spend quite a bit of time qualifying the investor to see if there is a fit for us to work with them.  To understand what we look for in a client, we put together this graphic of our top 5 requirements.

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The Tenant Retention Program – Competitors are after your tenants every damn day.  We have perfected a comprehensive strategy to keep your tenants in place, happy and engaged for the long term.  It’s a complex process that we simplify for you, and with you.


Build to Suit Development Process – There are 5 Macro phases in the Build to Suit Process. Whether you need a 5,000 SF free standing building, or a 500,000 SF campus, The Coppola Cheney Group has the experience to guide you through this tricky process.  This infographic provides a global overview of these phases with some key issue discussion.

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Building Amenity Checklist – Because we understand the market so well, we know every amenity you could possibly want for your office building.  Other brokers talk about amenities conceptually, while C2 takes a thoughtful approach based on evidence in the marketplace.  We use this checklist to guide our clients in tailoring the optimum tenant experience.

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Spec Suite Scorecard – As tenant flexibility and speed to market become increasingly important, so does the quality of spec suites.  This checklist will help guide you in choosing or creating a best-in-class spec suite for your office experience,

Project Credibility Checklist

Project Credibility Checklist – There are less than a handful of advisors skilled in preleasing or under construction office buildings.  New development/preleasing is an increasingly difficult skill The Coppola Cheney Group has mastered.  Every project is different and every client’s needs are unique and time sensitive.   Our proprietary Credibility Checklist helps our clients navigate the nuances of the Metro Phoenix office market with new construction and preleasing.

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BOMA Calculations Made Easy – Some of the most asked questions we get are, “How is my space measured?”  Or “What is a load factor?”   And finally, “How is all of this determined?”  In this graphic, we answer all these and more.  We also explain how space measurement affects your bottom line, and how the industry is changing.


Lease Types and Obligations – View an illustration we created that spells out the difference between some of the common commercial real estate lease types in the United States. This graphic will allow you to see how rent is broken down and who has the obligation to pay the bill depending on your lease type.  Please Note: Clearly, this is a simple overview.  We would strongly recommend you to call us to go over.  In many cases a bill paid by the Landlord does not necessarily mean that is not an obligation of the tenant.


Commercial Real Estate Terms Everyone Should Know – In every industry, it’s important to be familiar with the terminology. Here, we’ve drafted our own, easy to understand, plain English, dictionary of Commercial Real Estate terms—some with a slight twist (a little C2 humor). We hope you enjoy it and learn something new.  This is worth the read just to see some of the definitions.

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The Velocity of Work – Through closing over 100 deals per year, we have fine-tuned our process to include the fastest response times in our industry. When deal flow moves quickly, momentum, trust, and collaboration build on both the landlord and the tenant side, resulting in more closed deals.  The Velocity of our Work is a Coppola-Cheney hallmark.

Craig Coppola is an award-winning author, and has written and been featured in several books covering a variety of topics. From real estate investing and leasing, to motivational life lessons, and personal stories about chasing excellence, Craig’s expertise is varied and accessible.  He has been published alongside experts like Robert Kiyosaki and Donald Trump, and co-wrote a book with Lee & Associates founder Bill Lee. 

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Chasing Excellence – Get Inside the Minds of Two Proven Entrepreneurs and Master Storytellers! Whether you are just starting out in business, a few years into your career, or an established veteran, you always have the opportunity to increase your awareness and drive towards excellence. Even if you think you’ve already won enough, or that you’re a hopeless case, take the chance to surprise yourself, and achieve more than you ever imagined. So how will you Chase Excellence? In this book, you will discover the secrets of the masters of winning, Bill Lee (Founder of Lee and Associates) and R. Craig Coppola. Both have tested the boundaries of excellence and achieved success. Now they are passing their wisdom on to you. This book takes you on a business and spiritual journey full of real-world stories from the streets that will show you how limitless excellence truly is.

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The Art of Commercial Real Estate Leasing – After 3,500 transactions, Craig decided to write the book on leasing commercial real estate. Read this book to learn how to: evaluate a building in terms of tenants and leases, find a great commercial broker, market a commercial building, navigate lease agreements and contracts, and most importantly learn how to get your building leased and keep it that way.

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How to Win in Commercial Real Estate Investing – Improve your chances of success when investing in commercial real estate by reading this book to learn step-by-step “how to invest” methods.  Learn how to: set your own commercial investment goals and a plan to achieve them, perform due diligence on a property with minimal cost, traverse the minefield of letters of intent and contracts, and much more!

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Commercial Real Estate Teams Built to Dominate – The Coppola-Cheney Group is featured as one of the top Commercial Real Estate Teams in Rod Santomassimo’s latest book.

Improve your overall income, do more of what you do best, and gain control over your life by moving to integrated commercial real estate teams. Teams Built to Dominate tells the stories of teams who have secured a prominent position in their market. This book will show you how to create your own successful team or greatly improve the production of the team you have now. In addition, the Science of Teams section will share keen insights to placing the right personalities in the right role. Teams Built to Dominate also provides an array of downloads, templates, and actual work product from the successful teams profiled.

The Real Book of Real Estate

The Real Book of Real Estate – Robert Kiyosaki teamed up with twenty-two real estate experts to assemble a book, all with one purpose in mind: teaching how to invest and win in real estate. This is the ultimate real estate book to fit everyone’s needs and will be your number one source as you decide the niche that is perfect for you. Craig Coppola is one of the real estate experts who wrote two of the chapters in this book — Mastering your Business and Lease it and Keep it Leased.