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.