Items Tagged with 'Derek Coppess'
Ten years ago I stumbled into Grand Rapids — a 25-year-old country kid from Lake Odessa — and founded 616 Lofts. Raised by schoolteachers who built new homes in the summertime, I had the itch and became the first full-time entrepreneur in my family. For eight years (2009-2017), I was 616 Lofts’ CEO. Two years ago I resigned and have since been working on other things, because my journey with the brand I built had come to an end. Read More
Derek Coppess is big on creating living spaces where people can become part of a community.
As a 7-year-old working on his father’s summer building crew, Derek Coppess became known as “Trash Boy.” Read More
In 2012, 616 Development, and its property management arm, 616 Lofts, stepped into the downtown renovation limelight and clearly positioned itself as a prominent positive force for the district’s future. Read More
616 Development has begun a long-awaited revival of the Kendall Building.
If you wondered what the collective “hooray” was all about when it echoed through downtown recently, it was a loud and gratifying cheer for 616 Development. Read More