Flake & Kelley Gains 4 Shareholders

by Arkansas Business Staff  on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019 10:27 am   1 min read

Flake & Kelley Commercial has four new shareholder partners: Nicholas Kelley, Cynthia Lu, Kevin Pledger and Eric Varner.

They join existing partners John Flake, Hank Kelley, Daryl Peeples, Cheryl White, Maggie Hogan, Kathy Groce, James Harkins, Bill Pendergist and Brooke Miller.

With the addition of the new shareholders, Flake & Kelley has partners across every department, including brokerage, property management, accounting, human resources and maintenance.

Nicholas Kelley joined the firm in 2017 and serves as executive vice president. He is a member of Flake & Kelley's executive committee and brokerage/leasing team. Kelley is also a graduate of the University of Georgia and the Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University. Before joining the firm, he practiced as a commercial real estate attorney with Quattelbaum Grooms & Tull of Little Rock and most recently with McGuire Woods LLP of Atlanta, Georgia.

Lu joined Flake & Kelley in 2013. As a member of the company's transactional team, she is responsible for traditional brokerage, leasing and tenant representation. Lu is a summa cum laude graduate of Rice University and earned a master's degree from Georgia Tech University in Building Construction & Facility Management. She was one of the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design accredited professionals.

Pledger joined the firm in 2014 and serves as director of facilities. He is a member of the American Society of Healthcare Engineering, the Arkansas Association for Healthcare Engineering, the National Fire Protection Association and the American Society for Heating, Refrigeration, Air Conditioning Engineers. Before joining Flake & Kelley, Pledger served as the operations manager for the Arkansas Building Authority.

Varner joined the company in 2013. He is amember of its property management team and a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University. Varner was also recently awarded the designation of Certified Property Manager.



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