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White Oak Apartments Draws $22M Sale (Real Deals)Lock Icon

An affiliate of National Property Management Associates bought the 192-unit apartment complex in North Little Rock from White Oak Apartments LLC, led by Kevin Horton. read more >
Derek Alley, left, took on the title of CEO at VCC LLC this  year. Jake Nabholz will start 2022 as CEO of Nabholz Construction Corp.
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CEOs Nabholz, Alley Tapped for Leadership at Family FirmsLock Icon

Derek Alley of VCC LLC and Jake Nabholz of Nabholz Construction embody a new generation of family-infused leadership with their promotions to chief executive officer. read more >
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‘Succession’ Versus Success (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

Whatever industry you’re in and whatever the size of your organization, a good succession plan is a must-have. read more >
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Derek Alley Named CEO at General Contractor VCC

He succeeds his father Sam, the company's co-founder. read more >
Patrick Schueck is president of Lexicon Inc. For some companies, automating jobs helps companies either keep their operations here or reshore them. Many Arkansas manufacturers are having difficulty filling jobs because of the lack of qualified workers.
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2020 Brought Feast, Famine to Private Companies

Data collected for this week’s list of private companies illustrated the uneven and sometimes counterintuitive impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on various industries. read more >
CR Crawford Construction is moving ahead with this restaurant project on Phoenix Avenue in Fort Smith. “I think we are going to be just as busy or busier next year than we were this year,” company executive Jason Keathley said.
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Construction Pipeline Defies Slowdown

Construction executives in Arkansas said that, for the most part, project work has continued fairly normally considering the circumstances. And the prospects for future work appear to be fundamentally the same. read more >
Arkansas Urology at 1300 Centerview Drive in Little Rock
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Arkansas Urology Properties Sold for $32MLock Icon

An affiliate of Montecito Medical Real Estate in Nashville, Tennessee, bought two Arkansas Urology projects in tandem deals totaling $32 million. read more >
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HMS Pays $15.1M for Port PropertyLock Icon

Industrial property in east Little Rock, convenience stores in west Little Rock and North Little Rock, duplexes in Faulkner County and more form this week’s conga line of million-dollar real estate transactions. read more >
A rendering of the Doctors Building as its new owners envision it in midtown Little Rock.
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Doctors Building Getting Some Work Done

A new all-Arkansas ownership and management team has a 21st-century vision for one of Little Rock’s history-making medical buildings, the 1962-vintage Doctors Building in midtown. read more >
The First Orion Building, framed by a piece of Argenta Plaza, is a $15 million, 72,000-SF project including offices, a commercial gym and a Tusk & Trotter restaurant.
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Move-in Ready at Argenta PlazaLock Icon

Two centerpieces of a $65 million construction boom surrounding the new Argenta Plaza in North Little Rock — the First Orion Building and 600 Main — opened for move-ins recently, just in time for workers to start moving out because of the coronavirus pandemic. read more >
The 114-room AC Hotel Little Rock Downtown at 201 W. Capitol Ave. in Little Rock.
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AC Hotel Premieres in Historic Little Rock ProjectLock Icon

The AC Hotel at 201 W. Capitol Ave. in Little Rock aims for millennials with its package of Euro flair. Here's a look inside the $25 million project that remade the historic the Hall-Davidson building. read more >
The “front porch” area of Argenta Plaza in North Little Rock drew a couple of visitors to the pergola’s swings last week.
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Argenta Rolls On: ‘It All Builds on Itself’Lock Icon

Argenta’s one square mile has anchored some $500 million in downtown commercial projects in the past 20 years with the dedication of Argenta Plaza highlighting the latest development efforts. read more >
David's Burgers and Express Pharmacy at 1848 W. Main St. in Cabot.
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David’s Burgers-Express Pharmacy Combo Sold in CabotLock Icon

Commercial projects in Lonoke, Saline and Pulaski counties were joined by a Little Rock home to form this week’s five-piece of million-dollar transactions. read more >
Former site of the restaurant Cajun’s Wharf of Little Rock at 2400 Cantrell Road.
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Restaurant, Entertainment Venue Expected Soon at Former Cajun’sLock Icon

Plans are in the works to rent the former Cajun's Wharf space to a group that wants to use it for a restaurant and entertainment venue. read more >
Wendy's at 8500 Highway 107 in Sherwood
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Parking Lot Proposal Launches $4.7M Buy (Real Deals)Lock Icon

Second & Louisiana Properties LLC, led by Warren Stephens, bought a half-block along the west side of Louisiana Street between Second and Third streets with plans to remove four buildings. read more >
The former home of the VCC general contracting firm is marked for proposed redevelopment as a parking lot, along with two neighboring office buildings.
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Stephens Plans Parking Lot in Downtown Little RockLock Icon

A planned parking redevelopment would remove three office buildings from Louisiana Street in Little Rock. read more >
Architect Bill Gray of Taggart Architects talks about the new Argenta Plaza currently under construction in the Argenta district of North Little Rock.
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Between Venues, Investments Continue in ArgentaLock Icon

The debut of a major riverfront arena 20 years ago turned out to be a warmup act for the real headliner: a sweeping transformation of downtown North Little Rock. read more >
Renderings of Southwest High School, the Little Rock School District’s first new high school in 50 years, show an aerial view.
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Largest Commercial Projects in Arkansas Top $2.1B

This marks the fifth consecutive year that the roster of largest commercial construction projects in Arkansas topped $2 billion. The 2018 list consists of 160 projects around the state that represent a combined dollar total of $2.1 billion. read more >
Mayor Joe Smith, right, and communications chief Nathan Hamilton look over the Argenta Plaza site, the mayor’s grand vision for downtown.
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Making NLR’s Argenta a 24/7 Business BeaconLock Icon

Architect Bill Gray hopes to transform downtown North Little Rock into a business and residential beacon centered on the $4.4 million Argenta Plaza project and the mixed-use buildings set to rise around it. read more >

Best Places to Work: VCC Construction

Companies have plenty of options to chose from when it comes to celebrating a milestone anniversary. 
VCC, which turns 30 this year, has chosen to celebrate by launching a community service initiative it’s calling the 30 Acts of Kindness Campaign. read more >