Two Well-Known, Established Commercial Real Estate Firms Form a Strategic Alliance and Merge

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Kansas City, Mo. – In early 2022, Copaken Brooks and CBC Real Estate Group formed a strategic alliance and formally merged their organizations as of January 1, 2023. The two long-time Kansas City commercial real estate companies agreed to strategically align and pursue Real Estate Development and Owner’s Representative projects.

“The Copaken Brooks and CBC merger increases principal-level bandwidth for development projects and expands Owner’s Representative and Third-party Development expertise,” Jon Copaken and Bill Crandall said in a joint statement.  Crandall will join as a Principal alongside Jon Copaken, Keith Copaken, and Bucky Brooks. In December of 2021, Bill Crandall assumed sole ownership of CBC Real Estate Group, buying out his former partners and is the only member joining Copaken Brooks.

Jon Copaken said, “Bill brings a wealth of real estate consulting and development experience, complimenting Copaken Brooks 100-year history in development and property management in all facets of commercial real estate.”

Principals of Copaken Brooks and CBC have a proven track record of working together on projects for nearly 15 years. While each firm can successfully provide these services, the combination of deep experience will have a multiplier effect, ensuring the maximum benefit for Copaken Brooks’ and CBC’s clients.


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 CBC Real Estate Group

CBC Real Estate Group, LLC (CBC) is a privately held real estate development firm based in Kansas City, Mo. Formed in 2010, CBC is led by principal Bill Crandall, who is a seasoned real estate developer with a more than 30 years of experience in the industry. CBC has made working with municipalities and public institutions on real estate strategy and implementation central to the firm’s business model. Our talented team of industry veterans combines the “best of the best” of commercial real estate professionals from across the region. Our culture is built on delivering the highest level of service, professional respect and accountability. Philosophically, we believe in a “One Succeed, All Succeed” attitude. For more information, visit

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