Hickey and Associates Signs International Alliance with Copaken Brooks

Copaken Brooks, LLC and Hickey & Associates, LLC have entered into a Strategic Alliance Agreement to support both companies’ continued growth in global corporate real estate services. Copaken Brooks’ Tenant and Corporate Services Group is the only Kansas City-grown platform dedicated to corporate services with experience from Alaska to Brazil. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Hickey and Associates has twelve offices throughout the world specializing in market location; labor analytics; site selection; incentives and other public/private partnerships; and regulatory assistance with active projects in North America, Latin America, and Asia. The alliance between these two strong companies provides a new platform to help commercial real estate managers reduce occupancy costs, speed up real estate transactions and provide uniform, non-biased research and reporting on a global scale.

“Hickey and Associates and Copaken Brooks both share a drive to be on the cutting edge of corporate real estate solutions. Our processes for implementing real estate transactions across multiple markets work hand-in-hand with Hickey and Associates’ expertise to negotiate economic incentives and provide site selection services globally,” said Bucky Brooks, Principal of Copaken Brooks.

With over 25 years of experience in global corporate site selection and public incentive advisory, H&A represents clients in a broad range of industries and regions. Jason Hickey, President of Hickey & Associates believes that, “this Alliance will allow both organizations to better serve our clients by offering a streamlined suite of corporate services to businesses poised for global expansion”

Prior to the formal Alliance Agreement, the two firms recently partnered to complete the disposition of a 330,000 SF manufacturing facility in Curitiba, Brazil, just south of Hickey and Associates’ new office in São Paolo.

Mark Beattie, Principal at H&A, invited to Present as Keynote Speaker at the PSNH Community Development Partner Forum 2012

The Public Service of New Hampshire (PSNH) has invited Mark Beattie, a Principal with Hickey Associates, LLC, to present as the keynote speaker at the PSNH Community Development Partner Forum 2012 on Tuesday, March 27 in Manchester, NH. Hickey Associates specializes in economic development initiatives that help companies of all sizes select the best locations to grow, relocate and consolidate worldwide. Mark will provide insight from a national perspective on what communities and local organizations need to focus on in this new economy and how their role has a direct impact on successful business recruitment and economic growth. Specifically, he will discuss community incentives NH can offer, attributes that make a good place for business relocation, the important role of a strong, talented workforce, and the realities of rural economic development.

The PSNH Economic and Community Development Team has also organized presentations by PSNH leadership and team members, as well as a panel discussion with local leaders from non-profit and municipal partnerships that are making a difference across the state.

The event will run from 8:30am to 2pm at PSNH – Energy Park in the Fiver Rivers Auditorium, Manchester, NH. There is no charge for the forum, but space is limited. Lunch will be included.

For more information please contact Allison McLean at 603/634-3743 or email mcleaaa@nu.com.