Academy Bank Moves into New Headquarters and Prepares for New Bank Branch in 1201 Walnut Lobby

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Kansas City, Missouri Copaken Brooks is excited to welcome Academy Bank to 1201 Walnut in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. Academy Bank, a privately held and family owned by Dickinson Financial Corporation, moved into new corporate headquarters space on three contiguous floors at 1201 Walnut. Academy Bank also will be opening later this year in its newest prototype retail banking center in the lobby of the building that will feature state-of-the art technology including a client engagement area, full-service retail and business banking along with video banking and Smart ATM features.

Academy Bank is a full-service commercial and retail bank headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri. With more than 70 banking centers across its footprint in Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, and Arizona.  The Bank, recently named by Fortune as one of the most innovative companies, provides a wide range of financial solutions to businesses and individuals, including commercial and small business lending, treasury management and mortgage services.

“To grow our business, we have created workspaces and an environment that encourage collaboration and innovation through connectivity and provides our Associates and our clients a welcoming space to do business,” said Academy Bank CEO Paul Holewinski. “Our newest banking center and corporate office at 1201 Walnut offers our dedicated team flexible hoteling options in an open environment focused on productivity, collaboration, connectivity and delivering fast, easy and personal service to our loyal Clients.”  As a locally owned Bank, we are excited to continue our relationship with the local building ownership in great workspace at 1201Walnut.

Academy Bank was represented by Bryan Johnson at Colliers while Jon Copaken, Principal of Copaken Brooks and representative of the 1201 Walnut ownership group, represented the landlord.

“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 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.”

1201 Walnut is a 29-story commercial office building in the Skyline Collection, marked with striking glass and granite finishes, that brings professional polish to Kansas City’s booming central business district. The property features an attached parking garage and access to the amenities of 1111 Main, including conferencing centers, a convenience store, a food court and restaurants, and direct access to Kansas City’s Streetcar and bus lines.

About Copaken Brooks

Copaken Brooks is a full-service commercial real estate firm headquartered in Kansas City and serving the Midwest. For over 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, owner’s representation and leasing (office, retail, medical, industrial and underground). Learn more at


About Academy Bank

Academy Bank is a full-service bank with $2.8 billion in assets and over 70 branch locations in Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, and Missouri. The company provides a wide range of financial solutions for businesses and individuals, including commercial and business banking, treasury management, and mortgage services. Academy Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dickinson Financial Corporation, a $3.8 billion holding company headquartered in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. Academy Bank’s sister bank, Armed Forces Bank, headquartered in Leavenworth, Kansas, serves active and retired military and civilian clients across the US and around the world.

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