Banking & Finance Archive

Windamere, Markham House Lead Recent Seven-Digit Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/10/2017 12:00 am

A 109-unit multifamily project in southwest Little Rock and a 73-room hotel in midtown Little Rock highlight a group of eleven recent multimillion-dollar transactions in Pulaski County.

Industrial Space Vacancy Rate Falls in Central Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/10/2017 12:00 am

The central Arkansas industrial real estate market saw the total vacancy rate decline to 9.6 percent in the first quarter of 2017, compared with 11.1 percent in first-quarter 2016.

Chris Johnson to Head First Financial's Little Rock Market (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/10/2017 12:00 am

Chris Johnson has been named market president in Little Rock for First Financial Bank of El Dorado in conjunction with the opening of the bank's first Little Rock branch.

Small-Business CEOs, Your 401(k) Plan Matters (Tim Quillin Expert Advice)

by Tim Quillin 7/10/2017 12:00 am

In every facet of 401(k) plans, fees are declining. There are three primary hands in the 401(k) cookie jar: recordkeepers/third-party administrators, investment funds and advisers.

Westchase Plaza Visited By $4.8M Purchase (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 7/10/2017 12:00 am

Markham & Shackleford LLC, led by Leonard Hasson and Hank Kelley, purchased the 55,766-SF Westchase Plaza and Slim Chickens restaurant at 301 N. Shackleford Road.

Hill, McHenry: CHOICE Act Will Help Community Banks, Fintech Startups

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 7/7/2017 04:53 pm

The priorities of two congressmen supporting the Financial CHOICE Act are to offer community banks on “off ramp” from Dodd-Frank regulations, better define systemically important banks and bring accountability as well as transparency to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Hospital Boom Creates Development Ripples Across Northwest Arkansas

by Marty Cook 7/3/2017 12:00 am

Development experts say that hospitals are a great magnet for other retail and residential projects, such as restaurants, service companies and apartments.

Fuqua's Jewelry Makes Move from Star City to Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/3/2017 12:00 am

The former Allied Bank location at 1022 W. Capitol Ave. will house Fuqua's Jewelry.

Funding Fuels John James to Run Engine Venture

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/3/2017 12:00 am

Fayetteville entrepreneur John James is raising $2 million for his e-commerce company, Engine.

Ray Rogers Timber Lists $2.1M in Bankruptcy

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/3/2017 12:00 am

A Nashville (Howard County) timber firm has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization, listing $2.1 million in debt.

WestLake Corporate Park Draws $45.8M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 7/3/2017 12:00 am

STP Westlake Ltd. of Dallas purchased the six-building WestLake Corporate Park and 16.3 acres of undeveloped land.

Three Promoted at Arkansas State Bank Department (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/3/2017 12:00 am

Stacey Leder, Jordan Patterson and Raychel Pendergist have been promoted at the Arkansas State Bank Department in Little Rock.

Stephens Inc. Capitalism Series Features a Familiar Face, Jack Stephens

by Kyle Massey 6/30/2017 11:56 am

Stephens Inc., which launched a multimedia series in May dedicated to bolstering the image of capitalism, is focusing on one of its own — Jack Stephens — in its latest short film in the series.

Bank Department Names John W. Ahlen IV Deputy Bank Commissioner

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/29/2017 01:37 pm

John W. Ahlen IV, bank chief counsel for the Arkansas State Bank Department, has been named deputy bank commissioner, effective July

SPONSORED: Simplifying The Tax Code Without Overhauling The System

by 6/28/2017 08:00 am

Six steps that follow good social policy.

Bank of the Ozarks Completes Corporate Restructuring

by Lance Turner 6/27/2017 02:05 pm

Bank of the Ozarks of Little Rock completes a corporate reorganization that merged Bank of the Ozarks Inc., the bank's parent holding company, with its bank, which continues as the surviving corporation.

Erica Loftis Joins Regions Bank (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/26/2017 12:00 am

Erica Loftis has been hired as a private lending adviser at Regions Bank in Little Rock. Loftis was previously a treasury management sales officer at IberiaBank.

Harps Foods Sells Site It Bought in December (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 6/26/2017 12:00 am

Harps Food Stores Inc. of Springdale sold its Price Cutter Food Warehouse in Springdale a few months after buying it.

Ridgecrest Apartments Visited by $5M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 6/26/2017 12:00 am

A 222-unit apartment project in west Little Rock, sold for $5.15 million, is among this week's real estate transactions

Video: A Conversation On Leadership with Jon Harrison

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/20/2017 11:39 am

Arkansas Business' "Foundations" interview series continues with Jon Harrison, owner of VIP2 of Little Rock, which helps businesses through leadership training programs for staff at all levels.