Lee & Associates’ most accomplished broker, Craig
Coppola, received the company‘s highest honor, The William J. Lee Lifetime
Achievement Award, for 2015. The award was presented by CEO Jeffrey
Rinkov and company Founder Bill Lee at the Lee Broker Summit at the Encore
Hotel in Las Vegas in October.
The award was created to recognize the embodiment of the
entrepreneurial spirit of Lee & Associates and the positive impact on the
community where he lives.
Craig was one of the founding partners in the Phoenix office in 1991.
Since that time he has distinguished himself as the all-time leading producer
for the entire Lee & Associates network of 54 offi ces nationwide, completing
over 3,500 transactions. Craig works closely with a team that includes Andrew
Cheney, Principal and Gregg Kafka, Associate.
As a leader in commercial real estate, Craig holds the top three
designations in the industry; SIOR, CCIM and CRE. Less than 40 individuals in
the world hold all three titles. He has been NAIOP Arizona Broker of the Year
six times and a board member for NAIOP Arizona for 10 years.
Craig spends a signifi cant amount of time with non-profi t organizations,
serving on the Banner Foundation Board, the MD Anderson Capital Campaign,
the Xavier College Prep Board of Trustees, St. Vincent de Paul Advisory
Council, the Valley of the Sun United Way Board, the Tocqueville Society and
the Arizona Chamber of Commerce Board.
Craig is the author of four books. His latest, Chasing Excellence, was
co-written with Lee & Associates’ founder, Bill Lee, and is now available on
Craig’s success in commercial real estate is no doubt due in part to his
success in his personal life. He is a third generation Arizonan and has been
married for 26 years to his wife Tracy and has four children, ages 17 to 24