Larry joined Copaken Brooks in 2019 when Copaken Brooks led a joint venture with Dean Realty Co. where he now serves as a Vice President of Leasing.
Larry is an experienced leasing manager with extensive knowledge of portfolio properties above and below ground. Larry focuses primarily on leasing, reinventing and revitalizing Downtown Underground. Other duties include developing close working relationships with tenants, formulating new strategies and concepts for the underground, and making recommendations for increasing the overall value and tenant experience. He additionally holds the responsibility for managing the growing SmartSTORAGE KC and Space on Demand KC programs.
While at Dean Realty Co. Larry was a leasing manager and sales manager for 7 years. Larry has considerable experience in subterranean real estate, having served as senior vice president for Interstate Underground Warehouse, a 3.3 million square foot warehouse/distribution center. A privately owned complex, Larry ran the overall operation, which included freezer space, food and dry goods storage, a fulfillment operation and an underground self-storage facility.
As a senior marketing manager for the Resolution Trust Corporation, Larry participated in the sales of commercial portfolios and individual assets, including golf courses, office buildings and industrial parks primarily through the public auction process. In addition, he was auction coordinator for the national program that sold more than $1 billion of non-performing loans to the investment community.
Larry is a University of Missouri graduate with a bachelor of science in economics and finance, as well as an MBA with emphasis in management theory. He holds both Kansas and Missouri broker licenses, and teaches real estate to students entering the field. Larry is a past president of Kansas City’s Commercial Brokers Association, an organization of real estate professionals that includes independent brokers, title companies, attorneys and financial sources. He also was president of Kansas City’s Refrigerated Warehouse and Distribution Association, representing larger warehouse owners.
Larry is a frequent speaker for and vice president of the Board of Directors of Gift of Life, an organization that educates and promotes the value of organ and tissue donations. In 2009, he was honored as the volunteer of the year. Business interests include a lakefront residential development in Elephant Butte, New Mexico, Missouri farming interests, and remodeling activities. He is a Harley rider and fourth-degree Knight of Columbus.
Notable Projects & Clients
- Downtown Underground
- Cambridge Business Park
- University of Missouri, B.S. in Economics and Finance
- University of Missouri, MBA with an emphasis in management theory
Quite frankly, it was the best experience with an agent that I have ever experienced. Ryan combined a high level of professionalism with a perfect understanding of our priorities to complete a deal that satisfies our every need.