Items Tagged with 'Derek Coppess'


The story behind the story of 616 Lofts’ bankruptcy

February 22, 2019
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

616 Lofts files for bankruptcy

January 14, 2019
A local developer has filed for bankruptcy. Read More

616 Development learns from mistakes

CEO admits he was ‘disconnected’ during company’s rapid growth.

June 16, 2017
Heading into 2017, Derek Coppess knew there would be a change at 616 Development. Read More

Real estate firms form partnership

June 12, 2017
A Grand Rapids real estate firm has entered a partnership with a national company. Read More

GRBJ Podcast: Derek Coppess of 616 Development

March 14, 2017
Derek Coppess — the founder and CEO of 616 Development — is the featured guest in episode 25 of the GRBJ Podcast. Read More

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Healthy occupancy rates show the city’s strong residential core.

June 13, 2014
Downtown Grand Rapids living continues to be in vogue. Read More

Coppess cops Newsmaker Award

616 Development chief is top winner in Business Journal’s annual awards.

January 31, 2014
It’s been said it takes a village to nurture something through to completion, but in the case of Derek Coppess, it’s more like a tribe. Read More

Inside Track: Urban developer builds more than just buildings

Derek Coppess is big on creating living spaces where people can become part of a community.

April 5, 2013
As a 7-year-old working on his father’s summer building crew, Derek Coppess became known as “Trash Boy.” Read More

Newsmaker: 616 Development makes lasting mark on downtown

January 7, 2013
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

The perfect use has been found for old downtown structure

616 Development has begun a long-awaited revival of the Kendall Building.

December 8, 2012
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