Christopher Copenhaver specializes in the leasing and marketing of industrial, office warehouse and flex properties in Cushman & Wakefield’s industrial agency group. He brings more than 14 years of commercial real estate experience, including brokerage, third-party leasing, corporate acquisitions/dispositions, investment sales, asset and property management. During this time, he has developed strong working relationships with brokers, investors, corporations and economic development agencies on a local, regional and national level.
In the past 14 years, Mr. Copenhaver generated and has been involved in closing transactions valued over $250 million, representing approximately 15 million square feet. In 2007, Mr. Copenhaver established the Atlanta office of Sealy & Company, LLC, a Shreveport- & Dallas-based real estate investment firm. During his tenure as regional director at Sealy, he was responsible for the daily operations and decision making for the Atlanta portfolio, directing the asset and property management. Mr. Copenhaver hired and managed 11 people, including senior-level property managers, in-house leasing staff, property engineers and third-party real estate listing agents. The portfolio he directed was approximately 3 million square feet, valued at over $300 million.
Having previously worked at C&W, Mr. Copenhaver returned to the firm in 2009 to lead the Industrial Agency Group, which focuses exclusively on representing private landlords and institutions. His unique experience in asset and property management provides him the ability to better communicate with his clients on how to maximize their asset’s value through cost reduction and income analysis. His institution-level underwriting, accounting/financial reporting, and capital/lease-approval skills allow him to be effective in making his clients’ jobs easier through understanding their position.
Awards & Associations
Mr. Copenhaver is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Georgia. He is a Life Member of the Million Dollar Club within the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors. He is active in the Atlanta Chapters of CoreNet and the Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC). Mr. Copenhaver graduated from the University of South Carolina with a BA in Economics and resides in Atlanta with his wife and daughter.
Select experience includes:
Oakbrook Business Center 850,000 SF Norcross, GA
Button Gwinnett Distribution Center 326,000 SF Doraville, GA
Perimeter West Business Center 170,000 SF Atlanta, GA
Park North Business Center 501,000 SF Clarkston, GA
West Lake Business Center 250,000SF Atlanta, GA