Academy Bank to relocate from Town Pavilion to 50,000 SF space in 1201 Walnut

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Kansas City, Mo. — Copaken Brooks is excited to welcome Academy Bank to its new corporate headquarters location in 1201 Walnut.

Academy Bank’s new space encompasses approximately 50,000 square feet across 1201 Walnut’s tenth, eleventh and twelfth floors, including a new first-floor bank branch in the building’s lobby.

The family-owned community bank plans to make the move this fall, followed by a branch opening in the 4th quarter.

“This move marks an exciting new venture for us, providing us updated office space to support our growth while keeping us in the core of downtown Kansas City, the heartbeat of the region” said Academy Bank CEO Paul Holewinski. “The opportunities within our new location will allow us to gain efficiencies in how we work and to continue delivering fast, easy and personal service for our loyal clients.”

Ryan Biery, Senior Vice President of Brokerage at Copaken Brooks, represented the landlord in the deal.  Bryan Johnson, Principal of Colliers International represented Academy Bank.

“We’re excited to continue partnering with Academy Bank across our downtown portfolio, from the Crossroads to the heart of Kansas City’s business district,” said Copaken Brooks Principal Jon Copaken. “It’s been an honor to continue to support Academy Bank’s growth, and this collaboration has continued to offer tremendous value to Kansas City’s downtown business community.”

The firm additionally occupies a branch on the first floor of Corrigan Station II in the Crossroads Arts District and a branch with drive-thru location at the Hampton Building at Lenexa City Center, properties also managed by Copaken Brooks.


About Copaken Brooks

Copaken Brooks is a full-service commercial real estate firm headquartered in Kansas City and serving the Midwest. For 100 years, the company has maintained a national client base with a full suite of services including investment acquisition and sales, tenant representation and HQ relocations, property management, asset management, development, construction management, owner’s representation and leasing (office, retail, medical, industrial and underground). Learn more at


About Academy Bank

Academy Bank is a full-service commercial bank with $2.3 billion in assets and over 80 branch locations in Missouri, Kansas, Colorado and Arizona. Academy Bank provides a wide range of financial solutions for businesses and individuals, including commercial and business banking, treasury management, personal banking, lending and mortgage services. Academy Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dickinson Financial Corporation, a $3.5 billion holding company headquartered in downtown Kansas City, Mo. The firm’s sister bank, Armed Forces Bank, headquartered in Leavenworth, Kansas, proudly serves active and retired military and civilian clients around the world with more on-base locations than any military bank in the country. For more, visit

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