Tagged: bank of the ozarks

Bank of the Ozarks Getting Ready for Groundbreaking on New HQ

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/22/2016 12:00 am

Bank of the Ozarks acquired more than 46 acres of mostly undeveloped property this summer, in preparation for its new headquarters. Those deals on the western end of The Ranch development totaled more than $12.5 million.

Business Icons: George Gleason Aims Bank of the Ozarks To Be the Biggest

by Mark Friedman 8/8/2016 12:00 am

In July, after completing two major acquisitions, Bank of the Ozarks Inc. had nearly $18 billion in total assets, making it the largest bank chartered in Arkansas. And Gleason, who has been the chairman and CEO of the company since 1979, aims to be among the largest banks in the country.

Loan Loss Models Vary Bank-by-Bank

by George Waldon 8/1/2016 12:00 am

Proportionally, no other Arkansas bank committed more to its loan loss reserves during the first quarter than DeWitt Bank & Trust.

Johnny Allison Plays Market for Gains After Brexit 'Bank Sale'

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/25/2016 12:00 am

The U.K.’s June 23 vote to leave the European Union, which sent a brief shockwave through the U.S. stock market, presented Home BancShares Inc. CEO Johnny Allison with an opportunity to do some bank investing.

Desperately Seeking Ms. Right (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 5/9/2016 12:00 am

If there are 23 men who are ideally suited to serve on the boards of Simmons First National Corp. and Home BancShares Inc., surely there is more than one woman who would be equally valuable.

Arkansas Business Power List 2016: Banking & Finance

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/21/2016 12:00 am

A banking and finance resource to help navigate the leadership of the largest Arkansas companies or institutions.

Bank of the Ozarks Tops Bank Performance Scorecard

by Alexis Hosticka 7/30/2015 11:17 am

Three Arkansas banks ranked among Bank Director magazine's list of top mid-size performers in the country, with Bank of the Ozarks of Little Rock taking the No. 1 spot.

Six Arkansas Banks Expand Their State Network

by George Waldon 7/20/2015 12:00 am

Six lenders made moves to grow their Arkansas branch network during the first half of 2015. Little Rock’s Bank of the Ozarks and Citizens Bank of Batesville were the most active with three new projects each.

St. John’s Troubles Continue with Chapter 11

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/6/2015 12:00 am

In the bankruptcy filing, St. John’s showed $8.5 million in debts and $3.03 million in assets.

Familiar Face Leads Bank of the Ozarks In Carolinas

by George Waldon 5/25/2015 12:00 am

What began in 2001 as a one-woman loan production office in Charlotte, North Carolina, has blossomed into a leading franchise for Little Rock’s Bank of the Ozarks.

Vantage Point Apartments Attracts $11 Million Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 5/25/2015 12:00 am

A 228-unit apartment complex in Little Rock’s Riverdale area tipped the scales at $11 million.

Kohl’s Store Rings Up $9 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 5/18/2015 12:00 am

An 89,724-SF department store in Sherwood weighed in at $9 million. An 18,680-SF electrical subcontracting complex in North Little Rock shifted ownership in a $636,000 transaction. And an 8,316-SF commercial building in west Pulaski County changed hands in a $506,096 foreclosure sale.

Return on Equity: Top 14 Performers Dot Arkansas

by George Waldon 3/30/2015 12:00 am

Fourteen lenders based in Arkansas produced returns on equity (ROE) that topped 13 percent during 2014. The banks were scattered across the state and represented some of the largest and smallest financial institutions.

Bank of the Ozarks Announces Expected Close Date on Intervest Acquisition

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/2/2015 11:04 am

Bank of the Ozarks Inc. of Little Rock expects its $228.5 million acquisition of Intervest Bancshares Corp., and its wholly owned subsidiary, Intervest National Bank, to be closed on or about Feb. 10.

The Top 10 Business Stories of 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/30/2014 7:12 pm

Politics, white-collar crime, banking acquisitions, Turner Grain and more. Arkansas Business recaps the top 10 stories from the year that was 2014.

Take It From George (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 11/24/2014 12:00 am

One of the mysteries of life is why people refuse to take action that would directly benefit them. Call it the “own worst enemy” syndrome.

Weekend To-Do List: 10 Events to Check Out

by Lee Hogan 9/26/2014 8:30 am

There is plenty to do this weekend in the Little Rock metro. Check out what made our to-do list!

George Gleason Receives LR Rotary Club Award

by Lee Hogan 5/6/2014 2:48 pm

George Gleason, chairman, CEO and largest shareholder of Bank of the Ozarks Inc., was honored Tuesday afternoon by the Rotary Club of Little Rock as the 2014 honoree of the Business & Professional Leader of the Year Award.

Delinquent Debts Push Developer Phil Herrington Out at Oklahoma City Country Club

by George Waldon 2/3/2014 12:00 am

Eleventh-hour negotiations in January produced an agreement that derailed a court-ordered auction of Gaillardia Golf & Country Club in Oklahoma City. The outcome formalized the exit of Little Rock developer Phil Herrington from the club’s ownership picture after 11 years and allowed him to shed more than $8.3 million of debt.

Bank OREO Adds Up In Washington County

by George Waldon 1/27/2014 12:00 am

The roster of land, homes and buildings in Washington County recovered from bad loans (known as Other Real Estate Owned) has shrunk for some and grown for others through acquisition.