Francis M. (Sandy) Coakley, President
Northeast Ohio commercial real estate broker Francis M. (Sandy) Coakley launched Coakley Real Estate Company LLC in April, 2007. He serves as President of the full-service commercial and residential real estate firm.
Sandy began his career at CB Richard Ellis for eight years then spent 12 years with The Chartwell Group LLC. The last five years have been spent under his own name with Coakley Real Estate where he specialized in downtown and the CBD and surrounding areas.
Dedicated to the center city, Coakley encourages companies and individuals to stay or move downtown. He also works on a handful of classy, high-end projects in the suburbs.
With 25 years of commercial real estate experience, Coakley’s accomplishments reflect the completion of more than 500 office/retail lease transactions and the sale of numerous buildings, specifically in downtown Cleveland’s Gateway, Ohio City, Warehouse and Flats Districts. He has worked exclusively for such prominent owners as Baker and Company, Landmark Management, National City Center, Metropolitan Life, One Cleveland Center, Third Federal Savings & Loan, Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry, Sunlife of Canada, Fifth Third Bank, LR Development, and Mitchell’s Ice Cream.
Coakley has an extensive tenant representation list. He assisted four radio stations in their efforts to find new locations. Noteworthy transactions include, but are not limited to, the sale of the Lorenzo Carter Building, Baker Building, Siemans Building, Columbia Electric Building, Marshall Building, the Flat Iron Café building, and the Rialto Building.
Most recently, he served as Vice President of the Chartwell Group and was a leading force in the company’s office/commercial and retail leasing division. Coakley also served as Vice President of Sales for the Cleveland Stevedore Company as well as President of Coakley Terminals.
Coakley has extensive knowledge in historical tax credits and preservation benefits. He is on the Board of Directors of Cleveland’s Historic Warehouse District and is a member of Cleveland Restoration Society, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.