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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

Two TRG Properties Add Up to $6.8M Sale (Real Deals) This article is available only in print.

Alter Trading Corp. of St. Louis purchased the Tenenbaum Recycling Group's 71,000-SF complex at 4500 Bethany Road for $4.04 million and its 42,968-SF facility at 2601 Central Airport Road for $2.77 million. read more >

Ecclesia Moves to Convert Property to Cash, Shed Debt

New leadership at Ecclesia College plans to sell Benton County acreage linked with a grant kickback scandal that ensnared the president of Ecclesia College, two state legislators and a lobbyist middleman. read more >

Midtown Sheraton Hotel Visited by $10.4M Sale (Real Deals)

Newstream Hotel Partners 263-room hotel in midtown Little Rock from Windsor Capital Ltd., led by Al Rajabi. read more >

Specter of Insolvency Overshadows Skyline Health Care

The financial travails of Skyline Health Care and its affiliates ushered in a recent change of ownership at nine Arkansas nursing facilities and new license holders at two others. read more >

Rock Plaza Transaction Tops $9 Million Mark (Real Deals)

Rock Plaza, a 54,772-SF office building in Little Rock's Riverdale area, weighed in at $7.95 million. read more >

First Western Takes Northwest Footprint South Into Springdale

The Springdale location at 7322 W. Sunset Ave., Suite D, will expand First Western's branch network to 11. read more >

Simmons Leads Current OREO Figures

A decade has passed since OREO portfolios became an especially significant line item as an epic wave of real estate securing bad loans flowed onto many a bank's balance sheet. read more >

Batesville's First Community Bank Expanding March Into Missouri

First Community Bank of Batesville is looking to expand its deposit base in southwest Missouri through acquisition. read more >

Cantrell Heights Slice Generates $6.1M Sale (Real Deals)

Cantrell Heights LLC, led by John Bailey, sold a chunk of its namesake complex at 6900 Cantrell Road to F4 Little Rock 2 LLC of Edmond, Oklahoma. read more >

River Park Complex Draws $7.1M Sale (Real Deals)

An affiliate of Philadelphia's Springer Capital bought the 108-unit apartment project in Little Rock's Riverdale area from its namesake ownership group led by Vic Fleming. read more >