“Leadership Fayetteville gives a backstage pass to all things Fayetteville and Northwest Arkansas while building life-long business relationships. Born and raised in Fayetteville, I am excited to learn more about our great city and engage with local organizations to help better serve the community.”
Jordan Jeter enjoys the art of the deal, putting all the puzzle pieces of a transaction together over a long period and then seeing it come to fruition in a lease, a new building or a sale. In the process, he enjoys getting to know interesting people from all over the country.
Jeter pairs clients with property that fits their needs so that they will do business with him again, and 99% of his clients are repeat buyers. His business has grown along with the needs of his clients and makes him a “long-distance runner instead of a sprinter.” Transactions include Crossroads Plaza in Bentonville, Tuscany Square in Rogers and Mathias Plaza in Springdale.
The Pine Bluff native graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2004 with a degree in real estate finance. After a brief stint in San Francisco trying to break into music, he worked as a banker for Metropolitan Bank in Little Rock, getting his real estate license. About 12 years ago he was introduced to John Flake, who hired him as an intern. He ended up in an entry-level position in Northwest Arkansas at a time when the market was in a downturn, but Jeter saw that as an advantage, cold calling to get business.
Jeter counts John Flake, Matt Dearnley and Hank Kelley as important mentors, saying Flake and Dearnley allowed him to job shadow the two men for two years and gave him some listings so he would have inventory.
While still in his mid-20s, Jeter was promoted to partner, and he said that is his biggest accomplishment. One of his main responsibilities as a partner is recruiting new talent for the business.
While he enjoys his job, he has “had his head down for a long time now,” so he would like to slow down a bit and adjust to get more work/life balance. Jeter enjoys hanging out with his daughter and listening to records on his back porch.
Flake & Kelley Commercial is proud to announce the closing of a 1-acre purchase by You Scream Properties Benton, LLC, who intends to construct a new freestanding Dairy Queen restaurant with drive-thru at Hurricane Creek Village Shopping Center in Benton. This location will be the fourth Dairy Queen location planned by the buyer / franchisee.
“We appreciate the opportunity to have represented the seller and developer of the Hurricane Creek Village shopping center, Dallas-based Connected Development Services, for this future Dairy Queen location in Benton,” stated Hank Kelley, CEO of Flake & Kelley Commercial. “This sale represents another step in the process of Hurricane Creek Village being the go-to destination for daily needs shopping and dining in the City of Benton.”
Benton’s Mayor, David Mattingly, is also pleased that Dairy Queen is coming to Hurricane Creek Village, stating: “We have always been big fans of the Dairy Queen! Great burgers, chocolate shakes, French fries, and a place to see your friends. It was always a special treat to enjoy a Dilly Bar. Welcome home Dairy Queen, we’ve missed you!”
Hurricane Creek Village was developed by Connected Development Services, a division of The Retail Connection. The retail center is anchored by a very successful Kroger Marketplace and Academy Sports. Other businesses in the immediate area include Tacos 4 Life, Slim Chickens, T-Mobile, Pie Five Pizza, Poke Café, Super Cuts, City Nails, and Monarch Dental.
Hurricane Creek Village worked with the Buyer agent, Ben Lester of Orion Capital Partners, and the Seller agent, Brooke Miller of Flake & Kelley, to complete the sale. The future Dairy Queen site is located East of Alcoa Road, fronting Highway 5.
Dairy Queen has over 4,400 domestic locations and 6,800 locations worldwide. Flake & Kelley is pleased to be able to represent the Seller and help bring the Dairy Queen brand to this premier location in the heart of the most popular retail and dining district in Saline County.
Flake & Kelley Commercial is pleased to announce that Grub’s Bar and Grille is coming to Little Rock. The restaurant chain, which has three locations in northwest Arkansas, plans to open a new location in the Chili’s location at The Village at Pleasant Valley, which is located at 10700 North Rodney Parham Road. The lease for the 6,120 RSF space was finalized in early August.
According to the Grub’s ownership team, “Grub’s Bar and Grille has spent years looking for the perfect location in Central Arkansas and we are thrilled to finally be able to open a family friendly restaurant in Little Rock!”
Nicholas Kelley, Brooke Miller, and Eric Varner of Flake & Kelley Commercial represented the building’s owners. Matt Strom and Thomas Schmidt of Flake & Kelley Commercial represented Grub’s. Hank Kelley, CEO of Flake & Kelley Commercial and part of The Village at Pleasant Valley ownership, stated: “We are thrilled to help Grub’s locate in the Village at Pleasant Valley. The Grub’s location is front and center to a reemerging retail and restaurant neighborhood named West Village. The food and drink options will be fun and popular and create an exciting addition to our property.”
Flake & Kelley Commercial is proud to announce that Eric Varner has been awarded the designation of Certified Property Manager®. CPM®s are recognized as experts in real estate management, and they are at the top of the profession. According to the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM®), “The CPM is the elite mark of distinction those invested in real estate demand when they seek someone they trust with their assets. It’s a title that makes a life-changing difference for those who have what it takes to earn it.”
Eric joined Flake & Kelley in 2013. As a member of the company’s property management team, Eric oversees the management of some of Central Arkansas’ premier office buildings, medical buildings, and retail centers, including Two Financial Centre, The Village at Pleasant Valley, Westchase Plaza, and Shackleford Crossings.
Eric is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University (BA – Business Administration).