Bill CrandallPRINCIPAL


Bill Crandall is an accomplished real estate and development professional with over 35 years of experience in architecture, project management, and commercial real estate. He has served as Owner’s Representative and Project Manager for a variety of projects, ranging from offices and headquarters to industrial, retail, municipal, and senior living developments.

Known for his powerful leadership skills and growth-oriented approach to improvement, Bill has overseen some of the most remarkable projects in the region, including the Lenexa Civic Center, Sprint Campus, Joplin Public Library, Kansas City Zoo and the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City Healthy Campus. In addition to providing project oversight for these highly visible initiatives, he’s also worked with municipalities to innovate and incentivize public investment prospects.

Bill’s distinct perspective on development projects, combined with expertise in all phases of commercial real estate transactions and management operations, expertly aligns him to take on the exhilarating task of overseeing all Complex Development and Owner’s Representative projects as Principal at Copaken Brooks.

Professional Designations & Awards

  • Licensed Real Estate Broker (Missouri and Kansas)
  • Registered Architect (Missouri)

Civic & Professional Engagement

  • Pastor Serve, Board Chair
  • Friends of the Zoo
      • Chairman of the Board 2008-2010
      • Board Member 2001-2010
  • Kansas City, Kan. Chamber of Commerce
      • Board of Directors 2003-2006
      • Chairman 2006
  • First Tee of Kansas City
      • Board of Directors 2000-2010
      • Co-Chair Day-For-Kids Fundraiser

Notable Projects & Clients

  • Lenexa Civic Center, Lenexa
  • Merriam Community Center, Merriam
  • Barney Allis Plaza – Phase 1, Kansas City
  • Kansas City Zoo, Kansas City
  • Woodside Village, Westwood
  • Lenexa Justice Center, Lenexa
  • Bickford Senior Living, Various Markets
  • Village Shalom, Overland Park


  • University of Kansas, Bachelor of Arts – Architecture, Environmental Design
  • University of Chicago, Master of Business Administration (MBA)
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