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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

Developmental Center Sells for $3.2 Million (Real Deals)

The sale of a 30,565-SF clinic in Little Rock, a string of apartments in the Hillcrest area and an 82-room motel in southwest Little Rock top the latest real estate transactions in Pulaski County. read more >

I-30 Changes Worry East Little Rock Property Owners

The unknown changes wrought by a future improvement of Interstate 30 have downtown Little Rock players concerned. read more >

East Little Rock's 'Innovation Alley' Drawing Grit, Funk Lovers

Margaret McEntire has found herself in the midst of a second redevelopment wave in downtown Little Rock. A player on the River Market scene since 1999, McEntire is now hosting change instead of making it happen. read more >

Quartet of Apartments Produces $49.6M Buy (Real Deals)

Fairfield Apartments, Berkley Apartments, Pleasant Pointe Apartments and Valley Crossing Apartments, all in west Little Rock, were sold to affiliates of Monarch Investments of Colorado. read more >

Ridgecrest Emerges From $3.6 Million Sale (Real Deals)

Tri-5 LLC, an affiliate of Trinity Multifamily in Fort Smith, bought the 110-unit Warren House Apartments at 2000 Reservoir Road and the 112-unit Warren Terrace Apartments at 1900 Reservoir Road. read more >

Judge Approves Sale of John Rogers Photos

One of the historic treasures of early 20th century major league baseball is headed toward the auction block, but conflicting claims on the famed Conlon Collection still await courtroom resolution. read more >

Judge Takes No Action in Civil Contempt Case Against John Rogers

Civil contempt proceedings against John Rogers were put on hold this morning in Pulaski County Circuit Court. But the judge did give the green light to the sale of the famed Charles Conlon Collection of glass-plate negatives. read more >

NLR Chuy's Rings Up $4.5M Transaction (Real Deals)

The sale of a North Little Rock eatery tipped the scales at $4.5 million. A Sherwood car wash transaction weighed in at $2.5 million. And apartments in midtown Little Rock changed hands in a $1.74 million deal. read more >

Twin Lakes Sale Closes At $15.3M, 1.42x Book

The sale of Twin Lakes Community Bank of Flippin (Marion County) marked the fourth Arkansas lender to change hands during 2015 for a book value multiple in the 1.34-1.45 range. read more >

Big Arkansas Banks Gear Up For $10B Threshold

Not long ago, crossing the $10 billion-asset threshold for a bank was merely a big round-number achievement. Now, however, banks surpassing $10 billion in assets face additional costs, fee restrictions and new layers of regulatory oversight. read more >