With nearly 20 years in real estate development and construction management, Eric has a proven track record in highly complex projects that have moved Kansas City forward. From site selection, budgeting and feasibility to construction and design team coordination, Eric leads by example in managing teams through coaching, empowerment, and mentoring. He has taken the lead on several of Copaken Brooks’ premier buildings with values up to $500 million. He was the lead development contact for Arterra, Corrigan Station II, The District at City Center Lenexa, Grundfos, and REVERB – to name a few.
Eric Wyancko joined Copaken Brooks in 2016. As a construction professional with a strong background in project management, real estate development, and entrepreneurship, Eric provides the unique balance between a building’s design and its implementation. Eric’s experience includes working on local, national, and global projects ranging from construction management to real estate development. He brings a can-do collaborative attitude to his work.
In his previous role as a Vice President of Project and Development Services with Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), Eric was responsible for cultivating relationships within the Kansas City market, delivering projects like The Mutual Fund Store’s national headquarters in Overland Park, and Clorox Corporation’s regional sales headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas. Prior to JLL, he worked for Burger King Corporation as a Senior Real Estate and Construction Manager and delivered 35+ restaurants in 16 states in one year. While running his own firm in Denver, Colorado, Eric leveraged his entrepreneurial spirit on infill development deals encompassing multi-family, restaurant, boutique hotel, and condo projects, and played a crucial role as an equity partner and consultant on The Spire, Denver’s iconic 40-story condo project in the heart of downtown.
Eric’s career started in the construction industry with JE Dunn Construction where he was trained as a project manager. There he worked on projects like the Argosy Casino expansion in North Kansas City and one of Colorado’s most successful mixed-use projects, Belmar, in Lakewood, Colorado, a $500 million regional mall redevelopment.
Civic & Professional Engagement
- Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Kansas City
- The Urban Core Group
Notable Projects & Clients
- Arterra, Kansas City
- Corrigan Station II, Kansas City
- REVERB, Kansas City
- City Center Lenexa, Lenexa
- Jenkins Music Building, Kansas City
- Strata, Kansas City
- University of Denver, M.S. Real Estate Development
- Kansas State University, B.S. Construction Management