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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

Millennials Drive Boom in Arkansas Apartment Market

When it comes to shelter, the millennial generation has established a reputation for its lingering embrace of apartments over homeownership. The market impact of the 18-34 age group is helping drive occupancy rates higher, to the delight of landlords. read more >

Towne Oaks Duo Draws $10 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

An affiliate of the AndMark real estate investment firm of Los Angeles bought the 152-unit Towne Oaks Apartments at 9300 Treasure Hill Road and the 64-unit Towne Oaks Village Apartments at 9600 Southedge Drive. read more >

U.S. Attorney in Chicago Charges John Rogers for Fraud

The U.S. Attorney in Chicago leveled long-expected fraud charges against John Rogers, the former owner of Sports Card Plus and Rogers Photo Archive of North Little Rock. read more >

McCain Plaza Transaction Surpasses $23 Million Mark (Real Deals)

The 296,000-SF retail project at 4200 E. McCain Blvd. in North Little Rock tipped the scales at $23.15 million. read more >

Fiscal Pain Shared By Walter Quinn, Heartland Bank

More than five years down the road from the bursting real estate bubble, Little Rock's Heartland Bank and its largest shareholder were battered by loans related to another sector: oil and gas. read more >

Midtown Center in Little Rock Attracts $6.2M Sale (Real Deals)

Leek Farms LLC, led by Lynn Leek, bought the 105 N. Rodney Parham Road project, home to Mid-Towne Antique Mall, Light Innovations and The Tile Shop. read more >

Conlon Collection Fetches $1.8M at Auction; Proceeds to Pay John Rogers Debt

The famed Conlon Collection of early major league baseball images sold for nearly $1.8 million at auction on Saturday. read more >

Madison Health & Rehab Draws $4M Transaction (Real Deals)

Dixon Realty LLC of Wood-Ridge, New Jersey, purchased the 140-bed nursing home in south Pulaski County from Trinik Holdings LLC, led by Saeed Niksefat. read more >

Allcorp Follows Acme Holding Into Bankruptcy

The Chapter 11 filing by Little Rock's Allcorp Inc. in July marks the third Arkansas bank holding company to enter bankruptcy court in four years. read more >

Federal Reserve Orders Allied Bank to Improve Equity Capital or Sell

Allied Bank of Mulberry has been ordered to take action to improve its equity capital or strike a deal to sell during the next 30 days. read more >