Copaken Brooks

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Copaken Brooks
Industry Real estate
Founded 1922
Headquarters Kansas City, Missouri
Key people
Jon Copaken, principal
Keith Copaken, principal
Bucky Brooks, principal
Brian Wietharn, President
Website Website

Copaken Brooks, formerly Copaken, White & Blitt is a family-owned commercial real estate developer headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri that owns and developed some of the city's and Missouri's largest buildings.

The firm was founded by Herman Copaken in 1922.

In the 1950s three brothers-in-law – Paul Copaken, Lewis White and Irwin Blitt – took over the company.

In the 1960s and 1970s the company developed several shopping centers including Mission Center Mall, Oak Park Mall as well as the Eastland Mall in Bloomington, Illinois, Hickory Point Mall in Forsyth, Illinois, and Rockaway Townsquare in Rockaway, New Jersey.

The company also sold the property to Sprint and Black & Veatch Corporation to build their corporate headquarters in Overland Park, Kansas.[1] In 2008 it developed the headquarters of Applebee's[2]

The company currently has a proposal to build a 678,000 square foot 40+ floor skyscraper at 12th Street and Grand in Downtown Kansas City to consolidate federal offices.[3]

Accomplishments - 2013 Kansas City Small Business of the Year award winner

Notable properties[edit]

  • Town Pavilion
  • 1201 Walnut
  • City Market (the actual market complex)
  • Plaza Colonnade
  • Renaissance Office Buildings (College and Metcalf)
  • Market Square Center
  • Creekwood Commons

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