Our Team

Meet the team that comprises the best residential land brokerage and consulting firm in California. We provide service that delivers results that exceed expectations.

Michael Cooper

CA BRE #01029367

Mr. Cooper joined Chaparral Land Company in July of 1994 and has since further established his prominent position among Southern California residential land brokers. Over the 20 year time span of his residential land experience, he has sold or financed approximately 20,000 lots with a transaction value in excess of $500 million. He is client driven, remaining in touch and creating new relationships with a wide range of land owners, builders, and developers across Southern California. His extensive residential land brokerage experience, contact base, and knowledge of the Southern California market make him a valuable asset to any project.

Prior to joining Chaparral Land Company, Mr. Cooper worked with Graham G. Weiss at Knowles-Avery Realty Advisors where his duties included land sales, property identification, project valuation, project financing, and resource identification and analysis. Mr. Cooper was the first broker in San Diego County to complete a transaction with the Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC) and continues to focus time and attention on lender opportunities.

Profile Transactions

  • Calavera Heights: 669 Unit Master Plan Community, Carlsbad, CA
  • River Ranch: 311 Graded Lots, Oceanside, CA
  • Rancho Coronado: 369 Approved TM/Super Pad, San Marcos, CA
  • Eastridge/Serramar: 228 FM Approved/Raw Lots, La Mesa, CA
  • 8th & Sultana; 203 Approved TM/Raw Townhome Lots, Upland, CA
  • Rancho Santalina: 149 Finished Lots, San Marcos, CA
  • Ecco at Old Creek:140 FM Approved/Raw Lots, San Marcos, CA
  • 9th & G Mid-Rise: 68 Unit FM/Urban Development, City of San Diego, CA
  • Crosby at Rancho Santa Fe: 55 FM Approved/Raw Lots, Rancho Santa Fe, CA
  • Grand Terrace: 28 Finished Lots, Grand Canal, CA
  • Viscaya: 54 Finished Lots , Dinuba, CA
  • Del Sur Sentinels: 17 Finished Lots & 4 Models, San Diego, CA
  • Owens Court: 6 FM Recorded/Raw Lots, City of Rancho Cucamonga
  • Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe: 4 Finished Estate Lots, Rancho Santa Fe, CA

Background and Education

1994 - Present
GW Realty Co./Chaparral Land Company

1993 - 1994
The Heath Group
Valuation Consulting, Real Estate Appraisal, Project Feasibility

1989 - 1993
Knowles-Avery Realty Advisors
Land Associate/Land Broker

1983 - 1987
University of Arizona
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Majored in Finance and Marketing


Building Industry Association

Ecke YMCA, Encinitas, CA

San Diego YMCA


California Real Estate Broker

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 Reviews & Testimonials

"Their knowledge of the markets throughout California and their resources are unparalleled."

John Stanek, Principal, Integral Communities

"Their extensive knowledge of the residential land markets throughout California and their thorough understanding of our land acquisitions needs have helped us acquire many successful properties."

Mark Buckland , CEO, City Ventures

"Their awareness of quality real estate deals throughout California is extraordinary."

Steven J. Kessler, Partner, West Coast Housing Partners, LLC

"Chaparral Land Company has an extensive contact base at their fingertips, coupled with their professionalism and years of experience, they are one of the top land brokerage firms in California."

Mike Forsum, Starwood Land Ventures, LLC