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George Waldon

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George Waldon joined Arkansas Business in 1985 as an associate editor and has covered a smorgasbord of topics during his tenure, ranging from weighty matters to the absurd. He grew up in Corning (Clay County), graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and worked as a general assignment reporter at the El Dorado News-Times before signing on with Arkansas Business.

Waldon edits Arkansas Business' Whispers column and writes the weekly Real Deals column on Arkansas real estate transactions. He's also one of the state's most experienced banking reporters.

Last 10 Articles & Blog Posts

Ownership Change Launches Midtown Commercial Projects This article is available only in print.

Dallas developers have provided a peek at their redevelopment plans for one of Little Rock's most prominent commercial corners. read more >

Beacon Hill Complex Draws $9.2M Purchase (Real Deals) This article is available only in print.

An affiliate of RREAF Holdings of Dallas acquired the 168-unit complex in west Little Rock. The seller is Beacon Hill Inc., led by James Barre Jr. read more >

Simmons Bank Staff Takes Over Acxiom's Former HQ

A year after investing $25 million for a piece of downtown Little Rock, Simmons Bank continues to sort through details to make the former Acxiom headquarters its own. read more >

Bank of Cave City, First Security Branching Out

Bank of Cave City is entering the Independence County market for the first time while First Security Bank is planning to build a new branch in Sherwood. read more >

Pediatrics Plus Attracts $9.5 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

EMR Land Co. LLC of Reno, Nevada, and the JWDM Trust of Los Angeles bought the 32,788-SF developmental preschool at 1540 Country Club Road in Sherwood from Pediatrics Plus Real Estate Sherwood LLC, led by Todd Denton. read more >

How the Goldens Ruled: Fed Report on Allied Notes Self-Dealing, Insider Abuse

The narrative of the report is dominated by criticism of the Goldens, by title rather than name, and the bank board they held sway over. read more >

$8.5M Transaction Visits Residence Inn (Real Deals)

The 96-room Residence Inn by Marriott in west Little Rock was the big ticket item of three recent hotel sales in Pulaski County. read more >

Clinton National Airport Lands Jobs as Envoy Air Ramps Up

The prospects are looking brighter for a service and completion center for corporate jets that went dark five years ago at the Bill & Hillary Clinton National Airport. read more >

Second Bass Pro Sale Produces $25.4 Million (Real Deals)

An affiliate of the Diane & Guilford Glazer Foundation in Beverly Hills, California, purchased the 104,359-SF project at 1 Bass Pro Drive. read more >

Grove at Pleasant Ridge Visited By $19M Sale (Real Deals)

An investment group led by Canyon View Capital of Santa Cruz, California, bought The Grove at Pleasant Ridge in west Little Rock. read more >