About Us

Our Mantra

To build relationships that last - one transaction at a time.


Your office space is a reflection of your business, and you need a broker that is just as experienced and professional as you are. Whether you need a new space, need to renew your existing lease, expand or purchase your own building, we are here to represent you.

Arizona-based and owned, The Coppola-Cheney Group is an industry-leading commercial real estate team with a proven track record for placing law firms in the perfect space. Since 1984, we have secured successful transactions in Metropolitan Phoenix and all over the United States.

With a simple and efficient method for placing law firms, you are guaranteed to find your new home and get the best deal - all at no cost to you.

R. Craig Coppola

Founding Principal

Craig is the top producing office broker in Lee & Associates' 40 year history (65+ offices and over 800 brokers). He has over three decades of leasing and sales experience, completing over 3,600 transactions, and has been awarded NAIOP Office Broker of the year six times, and was the 2020 recipient of the NAIOP Award of Excellence. He is an award winning author of five books and is an industry thought leader with a blog that touches over a million people annually. Craig holds a Bachelor's Degree in Finance from Nicholls State University and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Arizona State University.

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Additional Notable Information
2020 NAIOP Award of Excellence
William J. Lee Lifetime Achievement Award
Commercial Executive Magazine's Broker of the Year
Landmark Leaders Brokerage Leader of the Year

Andrew Cheney


Specializes in Office Brokerage. Since joining in 2003, he has completed over 800 transactions totaling over $1 billion in total consideration. Andrew is one of only eight members of Lee Corporate Solutions - Tenant Advisory Group. This is a national group that specializes in tenant representation. He has been awarded NAIOP's Emerging Broker of the Year as well as Developing Leader of the Year. Andrew holds a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from University of California at Irvine.

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Additional Notable Information
Phoenix Business Journal's "40 under 40"
Cheney named NAIOP Arizona's 2018 Chairman of the Board

Gregg Kafka


Gregg Kafka has been part of The Coppola-Cheney Group since 2011. He has an extensive background in construction management and specializes in tenant representation services. Gregg holds a Bachelor's Degree in Construction Management from Arizona State University.

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Chelsea Clifton

Director of Operations

Chelsea works directly for The Coppola-Cheney Group as their Director of Operations and Team Coordinator and has been a part of the team since 2011. She is responsible for all backstage operations for the entire team, including project management, client presentation preparation, internal presentation prep, as well as any other team projects. Chelsea holds a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from University of Oregon and has her Arizona Real Estate License.

Tomisha Roberto

Strategic Assistant & Project Coordinator (Unlicensed)

Tomisha works directly for The Coppola-Cheney Group and is responsible for all transaction administration oversight, all client marketing materials, marketing email blasts, client postcard campaigns, and open house coordination. Tomisha is currently enrolled in Grand Canyon University pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Applied Management.

Carter Gerardo

Runner (Junior Broker)

Carter started with The Coppola-Cheney Group in 2020. He is in the market daily working with clients, representing both tenants and landlords in the Phoenix office market. He also assists with research and market analysis, Broker Opinion of Values, and lease reviews. Carter holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from University of Arizona and has his Arizona Real Estate License.

Matt Hagan

Nick Whitehouse

Runner (Junior Broker)

Nick joined The Coppola-Cheney Group in 2020 starting out as their second Graduate Apprentice and is now a runner for the team. He supports the Senior Brokers in all of the backstage operations of real estate transactions. This includes tour set-up, market research, Co-Star updates, data and internet research, BOV’s, financial analysis and listing maintenance. Nick holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance Analytics from Creighton University and has his Arizona Real Estate License.

Mary Henk

Database Specialist (Unlicensed)

Mary works directly for The Coppola-Cheney Group as their database specialist. Mary is responsible for ensuring data is accurate, detailed and current. She manages all of the brokers' calls, mailers and ensures we continue to build relationships with our clients by consistently staying in touch.

Peter Ovens-Brown

Graphic Designer (Unlicensed)

Peter has been working with The Coppola-Cheney Group since 2014. He provides the team with high-level graphic design and marketing materials such as brochures, postcards, email blasts, presentations and infographics. Peter holds a Bachelor's Degree in Design and Visual Communications from Griffith University.

Rolly Abelon

Team Assistant (Unlicensed)

Rolly has worked directly for The Coppola-Cheney Group since 2020. He assists in all team projects, client follow up programs, CRM database tasks and manages the team's weekly blogs.

Jack Nethers

Intern (Unlicensed)

Jack recently joined The Coppola-Cheney Group as an intern and assists all team members in their day-to-day responsibilities, including Co-Star research, package preparation, database updates, date mining and cold calling and canvassing. Jack is currently attending Arizona State University studying for his Bachelor’s Degree in Finance.