Hastings Switches to Flake & Co. (Movers & Shakers)


Lee Hastings IV of Flake & Co. in Little Rock.
Lee Hastings IV of Flake & Co. in Little Rock.

Lee Hastings IV has been hired as senior associate at Flake & Co. in Little Rock. In his new position, Hastings will be responsible for his personal clients as well as industrial, warehousing and banking real estate.

“Flake & Co. is absolutely thrilled that Lee Hastings IV has joined our team,” Jessica Flake Dearnley, CEO at Flake & Co., said in a press release. “With Lee’s extensive experience and relationships in the distribution center, warehousing and banking segments of real estate, he will help focus and grow those areas of our client portfolio. Our families have a long history together and our loyalty and trust run deep.”

Hastings spent six years working at Flake & Kelley Commercial in Little Rock as a commercial real estate agent. Some of his past deals include transactions with Sherwin-Williams, Family Dollar, Verizon Wireless, Carrier Corp., the Clinton Foundation, Entergy and various banks in the Little Rock area.

Hastings also serves as a chairman of the Council for Leadership Development of the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America. Flake & Co. is a commercial real estate company that has dedicated itself to commercial investment since 1932.

Hastings earned his B.S. in business administration from Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas.


Judy Busbey of BVJ Wealth Management in Little Rock.
Judy Busbey of BVJ Wealth Management in Little Rock.

Judy Busbey was named one of Forbes Top Women Advisors for 2020.

Busbey is a partner at BVJ Wealth Management in Little Rock and has worked as a financial adviser since 1985. Busbey has also been involved in several world mission outreach efforts and served on several teams in Brazil and Peru.


Arvest Bank of Fayetteville and Centennial Bank of Conway have been recognized by Forbes magazine’s 2020 list of The World’s Best Banks. Arvest, which operates more than 270 branches in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas, was No. 7 of 75 U.S. banks among the 450 banks on the list. Centennial Bank, operating in Arkansas, Florida, Alabama and New York City, was No. 22.


Rhea Lana’s of Conway, a leading consignment event venue, has won the Progress 2020 Website of the Year contest in the consumer goods and services category. The Progress 2020 contest recognizes companies all around the globe. Rhea Lana’s has 100 locations in 22 states and uses Team SI of Little Rock as a marketing tool for its website.


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