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Former USAble office building at 515 Pershing Blvd. in North Little Rock.
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Mutual Sale to Municipality Results in $5M Transaction (Real Deals)Lock Icon

The city of North Little Rock bought the four-story project at 515 Pershing Blvd. from Little Rock’s USAble Mutual Insurance Co. read more >
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Chenal Lakes, Brightwaters Combine for $74.7M Sale (Real Deals)Lock Icon

Affiliates of Forge Partners of Rancho Santa Fe, California, bought the 456-unit Chenal Lakes Apartments in west Little Rock and the 256-unit Brightwaters Apartments in the Riverdale area of Little Rock. read more >
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Timbers Apartments in Maumelle Sold for $10.5MLock Icon

Hungry for million real estate transactions? Here are 14 recent million-dollar deals. read more >
James Barnes was once the chairman of Ozark Heritage Bank of Mountain View, now known as Stone Bank. His time at the bank led to a lifetime ban from the banking industry.
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Banned Ex-Banker Hid Cash From Creditors, Bank AllegesLock Icon

A former Arkansas banker who received a lifetime ban from the banking industry has been accused of hiding income to avoid paying creditors. read more >
River City Recreation World at 6721 Warden Road in Sherwood
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River City Recreation World Revisited by $6.3M Sale (Real Deals)Lock Icon

An affiliate of Store Capital of Scottsdale, Arizona, bought River City Recreation World in Sherwood. read more >
Business Services / Health Care

Too Much Self Storage Just Right for $8.3MLock Icon

A flurry of multimillion-dollar transactions brought 2018 to an end and started 2019 off with a bang. read more >
Terry and James Barnes, owners of BBA Corp.
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Unusual Legal Battle Is a Textbook CaseLock Icon

Lawsuits have littered the path of James and Terry Barnes and their textbook enterprises, with allegations ranging from competition against companies they co-own to selling counterfeit materials. read more >
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Hospitality Land Visited By $3.4M Transaction (Real Deals)Lock Icon

Promenade Hospitality LLC bought the 4.86-acre site in west Little Rock from Deltic Timber Corp. of El Dorado. read more >
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Promenade Properties Swap Hands in $3.4M DealLock Icon

Hospitable land in west Little Rock, retail space in Jacksonville, a future tire center site in North Little Rock, furniture room in Conway and residential property in Bryant form this week’s quintet of million-dollar transactions. read more >
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Lawsuit Against Stone Bank Changes Venue

If at first you don’t succeed in federal court, take your case to state court. That’s what the former chairman and one-time largest shareholder of Mountain View’s Stone Bank has done in Pulaski County Circuit Court. read more >
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U.S. Judge Dismisses Stone Bank Fraud Case

A fraud conspiracy complaint filed in federal court by the former chairman and one-time largest shareholder of Stone Bank has been dismissed. read more >
Chenal Lakes Apartments at 13500 Chenal Parkway in west Little Rock.
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Pair of Apartments Produce $60.6M Sale (Real Deals)

Affiliates of CLK Properties of Woodbury, New York, bought the 456-unit Chenal Lakes project for $38.1 million and the 256-unit Brightwaters project for $22.5 million. read more >
Ridge Road Village Apartments at 4748 Ridge Road in North Little Rock
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NLR’s Ridge Road Village Sold in $7 Million Deal

A multifamily project in North Little Rock, apartment land, a restaurant and hotel land in west Little Rock and a Heights home in Little Rock form a five-piece of multimillion-dollar transactions in Pulaski County. read more >
Parcel descriptions approximate. Data courtesy Pulaski County Assessor.
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Col. Glenn Collison Center Registers $2.5M Sale

Time to crack open a six-pack of multimillion-dollar transactions courtesy of Pulaski County. read more >
Terry and James Barnes
Real Estate / Tourism

Boutique Hotel May Open Near Promenade at Chenal

James and Terry Barnes and their Promenade Hospitality LLC bought the 3-acre site near The Promenade at Chenal with an eye toward a 2018 opening. read more >
North Point Nissan at 1 Col. Glenn Plaza Drive.
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WLR Dealership Combo Generates $10.3M Sale (Real Deals)

MAG-AR I Colonel Glenn LLC, led by Mark McLarty, purchased the 17,690-SF North Point Nissan facility at 1 Col. Glenn Plaza Drive. MAG-AR 6030 Landers Road LLC, another McLarty Auto Group affiliate, bought the 18,130-SF North Point Mazda facility at 6030 Landers Road in North Little Rock for $2.8 million. read more >
A new Staybridge Suites hotel is planned at the former Brandon House location at 12th and University in midtown Little Rock.
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Developers Plan Staybridge Suites for Midtown Little Rock

A local partnership group called Midtown Hospitality LLC plans to invest $13 million to bring a Staybridge Suites hotel to a 2.69-acre site at University Avenue and 12th Street in Little Rock. read more >
Qbot president Chaney Phillips (top) has seen downloads of his mobile app increase with investor James Barnes (below) on board.
Media & Marketing / Small Business

Qbot App, Built in Little Rock, Takes On Loyalty Programs

The Qbot app replaces the typical paper and plastic loyalty cards issued by thousands of companies and subsequently lost in wallets or couch cushions. read more >
Brandon House, 1100 S. University Ave. in midtown Little Rock.
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Brandon House May Be Home to New Owner

That 130,000-SF building at 1100 S. University Ave. in Little Rock that may forever be known as Brandon House is under contract. read more >