Flake & Kelley Commercial is pleased to announce its recent hire of Drew Laning, who will join the Flake & Kelley Brokerage team as a Sales and Leasing Agent. Laning’s primary focus will be introducing businesses and individuals that have space needs to the available spaces that are in the Flake & Kelley inventory.
Prior to joining Flake & Kelley, Laning was a professional golfer for eleven years. His ability to execute under pressure, negotiate contracts, and secure optimal product endorsement opportunities is certainly “above par”. His background in professional golf and the people skills acquired during that time will allow Laning to effectively market properties to a wide range of investors.
Laning grew up in Little Rock and graduated from Little Rock Catholic High. He attended Texas Christian University in Fort Worth where he obtained bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Entrepreneurial Management from The Neeley School of Business and was the captain of the collegiate golf team.
This education combined with his background will help Laning make an easy transition into his new position with Flake & Kelley. “Real Estate has always interested me. I also enjoy building relationships and working with people. That is why I am beyond excited to join the Flake & Kelley team.” Laning said.
For more information, please contact Katie Ryburn at 501-244-7541, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Flake & Kelley website at flakeandkelley.com.
by Arkansas Business Staff on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 12:29 pm
The Ozark National Life Building in west Little Rock.
Max Mehlburger’s Normandy Place LLC of Little Rock has purchased the Ozark National Life Building at 10201 W. Markham St. in Little Rock for $3.25 million.
Flake & Kelley Commercial of Little Rock, which represented the buyer, announced the sale on Tuesday. The seller, represented by Collier’s International of Arkansas, was Security Plan Life Insurance Co.
The three-story, 35,552-SF building will be renamed as the “Markham Executive Center.” Flake & Kelley will manage and lease the property.
“We are excited to add this property to our portfolio,” Thomas Schmidt of Flake & Kelley said in a news release. “The new owner has big plans for the building, including turning a large part of the building into professional/executive suites.”
Flake & Kelley, a commercial real estate and property management company, manages about 5 million SF of commercial space.
by Arkansas Business Staff on Monday, Oct. 3, 2016 12:00 am
A 250-unit apartment complex is planned in Centerton after a $2.2 million land purchase.
Can-Ark Diamond Centerton, led by Rich Richardson, bought 20 acres southwest of the intersection of East Centerton Boulevard and Greenhouse Road. Centerton Commerce Park LLC, led by James von Gremp, was the seller.
Jordan Jeter, apartner at Flake & Kelley Commercial Northwest, represented both parties in the acquisition, which just recently closed. Richardson, a builder and developer, is getting approval through the city for the large-scale development.
“It’s a phenomenal location,” Jeter said. “You couldn’t pick a better spot. It’s pretty prime property. We need more multi-family.”
Jeter said the area is a hot one because a Starbucks recently opened at the southeast corner of the intersection and two lots just north of the apartment complex site are under contract. The two lots, Jeter said, are scheduled to become a Taco Bell and a First Security Bank.
Jeter said he has four more lots adjacent to the apartment complex site and one has already received an offer from a restaurant.
Flake & Kelley Commercial is pleased to announce Tacos 4 Life will be joining Shackleford Crossings Shopping Center in Little Rock.
Tacos 4 Life, currently located in Conway and Fayetteville, purchased the last outparcel at Shackleford Crossings. The 3,800 square foot restaurant will include a drive-thru and outdoor patio on their one acre lot.
Tacos 4 Life was represented by Josh Brown and Nathan Eller of Haag-Brown while Hank Kelley, Eric Varner, Brooke Miller, and Cynthia Lu of Flake & Kelley Commercial represented the Seller.
For every meal sold in their restaurant, Tacos 4 Life donates funds for a meal through Feed My Starving Children. These meals are currently being sent to starving children across Swaziland, Africa, and Honduras.
Five of the restaurants currently located at Shackleford Crossings have been ranked among the top 25 restaurants in sales for Little Rock. Flake & Kelley Commercial believes Tacos 4 Life will be a wonderful addition.
Flake & Kelley Commercial is pleased to announce Arkansas’ first Pet Supplies Plus store coming soon.
The new store will be joining other national tenants like Ross and Burlington at the Pleasant Crossing Commons in Rogers. Located at Pleasant Crossing Road and I-49, the retail center is positioned in one of the fastest growing trade areas in Arkansas.
Pet Supplies Plus will occupy 7,500 SF of end cap space near a high performing Walmart Supercenter.
The area’s demographics and high traffic volume were both important factors to the site selection process.
Flake & Kelley Commercial Agents, Hank Kelley and Cynthia Lu, along with Bialow Real Estate out of Boston represented the pet food & supplies chain in this transaction.
Pet Supplies Plus is the nation’s largest pet retail franchise and the third largest pet food and supplies chain. They brand themselves as America’s Neighborhood Pet Store and were founded in 1988. The Michigan based company is rapidly expanding and currently boasts over 300 locations in 25 states.