Investments Archive

Home BancShares Finalizes $820M Stonegate Bank Buy

by Lance Turner 9/27/2017 09:12 am

Home BancShares Inc. of Conway completes its previously announced acquisition of Stonegate Bank of Pompano Beach, Florida, in a transaction worth about $820 million.

John Rogers Faces Pulaski County Hearing, Sentencing in Federal Court

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/25/2017 12:00 am

John Rogers, the North Little Rock sports memorabilia and photo dealer, faces a day in county circuit court later this month before appearing in front of a federal judge for sentencing in November.

Crain Sells Ozark Automotive Distributors

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/25/2017 12:00 am

A North Little Rock warehouse provides our solo act for this week's multimillion-dollar transaction.

20 in Their 20s: New Influentials of 2017 Take Courage, Drive and Heart to Every Corner of Arkansas

by Gwen Moritz 9/25/2017 12:00 am

This is the ninth year that Arkansas Business has sought out talented young leaders in our business and nonprofit community to introduce to readers in a feature called the New Influentials: 20 in Their 20s.

Tim Hicks Takes Over Investor Relations at BOZ (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/25/2017 12:00 am

Tim Hicks has been named chief administrative officer and executive director of investor relations at Bank of the Ozarks of Little Rock.

Springdale Dentist Office Sold for $2.1 Million (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 9/25/2017 12:00 am

A New Jersey investor paid slightly more than $2.1 million for Sunset Avenue Dental, a 4,912-SF building that was formerly a My Dentist office.

Stretch, Little Rock, Stretch (Natalie Ghidotti Commentary)

by Natalie Ghidotti 9/25/2017 12:00 am

I'm not so bold as to believe that Little Rock will be a top contender for Amazon, even though we are certainly worthy of consideration. It's only because Amazon was very specific about the needs for its next location — things we don't have right now. But I get Mayor Mark Stodola's reasoning. Dreaming big is important.

Simmons First's Burt Hicks Reflects Upon Impact

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/25/2017 12:00 am

Burt Hicks is the president and CEO of Simmons First Investment Group Inc.

Windstream Cuts 21 Jobs in Arkansas

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 9/21/2017 03:36 pm

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock cuts 21 positions in various workgroups in Arkansas, including 18 in Little Rock.

Arlington Hotel Owner Hires Cromwell Architects to Assess Property

by Lance Turner 9/21/2017 11:23 am

The new owner of the Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa in Hot Springs hires Cromwell Architects Engineers of Little Rock to assess the property in light of safety concerns raised by the City of Hot Springs.

Apartments, Day Care, Buildings Sold

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 9/20/2017 11:50 am

The purchase of a 49-unit apartment complex in Little Rock led a group of recent real estate transactions, weighing in at $925,000.

Colliers International Arkansas Merges with Irwin Partners

by George Waldon 9/19/2017 04:18 pm

Irwin Partners of Little Rock is merging with the Colliers International Arkansas effective Oct 2.

Bond Rating for CARTI Downgraded

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/18/2017 12:00 am

CARTI's financial pain continues. Last week, Fitch Ratings Inc. of Chicago downgraded CARTI's bond rating from BBB-, which was the lowest investment-grade rating, to BB+.

Paths Vary In Keeping Retail Rent Flowing in Northwest Arkansas

by Marty Cook 9/18/2017 12:00 am

The commercial vacancy rates for the four main cities of the northwest Arkansas corridor range from Fayetteville's 5.6 percent to Springdale's 14 percent, sandwiching Rogers (10.5 percent) and Bentonville (12 percent).

New Arlington Hotel Ownership Arrives in Hot Springs with New Controversy

by George Waldon 9/18/2017 12:00 am

Aesthetic concerns at the Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa have escalated into public safety concerns and put its developer Al Rajabi on the clock.

Activist Investor Eyes Dillard's Real Estate

by Mark Friedman 9/18/2017 12:00 am

As Dillard's Inc. struggles through its eighth consecutive quarter of same-store sales decreases, an activist investor hopes to use the retailer's real estate to boost its stock price.

Dillard's Dividend Increase Raises Questions

by Mark Friedman 9/18/2017 12:00 am

Dillard's Inc. announced Aug. 17 that its board of directors had approved raising its quarterly cash dividend from 7 cents per share to 10 cents, the highest in company history.

Marshall Saviers on What's Missing from Northwest Arkansas' Growth Experience

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/18/2017 12:00 am

Marshall Saviers is now president of Sage Partners, where he oversees brokerage operations for the company and helped facilitate the 2017 merger between Sage Partners, Hunt Ventures of Lowell and Capital Partners of Little Rock.

First Pentecostal Church of Bryant Sold for $3.3M

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/11/2017 12:00 am

A church, residential property and rural acreage in Saline County combine with a Lonoke County farm for a six-pack of multimillion-dollar real estate transactions.

Northwest Arkansas on Bucket's List

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/11/2017 12:00 am

Francis Hwang, co-founder and president of the startup Bucket, moved to Fayetteville in mid-August in preparation for the company's launch in spring 2018.

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