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Eric Varner Becomes Flake & Kelley’s Newest Certified Property Manager®

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).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flake & Kelley’s Partner and Executive Vice President, Nicholas Kelley, Selected to Participate in the Arkansas Business Executive Leadership Academy

Flake & Kelley Commercial congratulates Nicholas Kelley on being selected to participate in the 2018 Arkansas Business Executive Leadership Academy.  Nicholas joined Flake & Kelley in July 2017 as Executive Vice President and serves on the company’s Executive Committee.

Arkansas Business’s Executive Leadership Academy is designed to foster personal development and professional growth for the state’s emerging business and nonprofit leaders.  Bank of the Ozarks CEO George Gleason, J.B. Hunt Transport Chairman of the Board Kirk Thompson, Sage Partners Principal Mark Saviers, Cameron Smith & Associates CEO Cameron Smith and former Tyson Foods CEO Donnie Smith will serve as featured speakers for the academy’s inaugural year.

“We have developed the Arkansas Business Executive Leadership Academy with the state’s next-generation leaders in mind,” said Chris Bahn, publisher for business special publications at Arkansas Business Publishing Group. “We have access to some of the best business minds in the world right here in Arkansas, and we are thrilled to have them play a part in this unique learning experience.”

 

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Flake & Kelley CEO Commits to $50,000 University of Arkansas Gift

A $50,000 gift commitment from a Little Rock couple to the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville will support a scholarship for in-state students.

The Henry C. Kelley Jr. and Stephanie Dailey Kelley Advance Arkansas Endowed Scholarship will give preference to students from Heber Springs or Cleburne County who are studying real estate, finance or accounting, or are enrolled in UA’s business college.

Hank Kelley is chief executive officer and a partner in Flake & Kelley Commercial, a real estate business. He and his wife, Stephanie, both earned degrees from UA.

In fall 2017, UA enrolled 34 students from Cleburne County, according to UA data. Heber Springs is the county seat. The county has a population of about 25,264, according to a 2016 estimate from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Hank Kelley, who grew up in Heber Springs, in a statement released by UA said he wants students from small schools “to feel like they can be a part of the university.”

 

 

To view the original article in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, click here.

Flake & Kelley Commercial Hires Nicholas Kelley

Flake & Kelley Commercial is pleased to announce that Nicholas Kelley has joined the firm. Nicholas (“Nick”) will be an integral part of the Flake & Kelley team, using his legal expertise and real estate experience to benefit our company and our clients.

Nicholas will be active in brokerage and development and will also provide property management support. Hank Kelley, SIOR, CRE, CEO of Flake & Kelley Commercial is excited to have his son, Nick Kelley, joining the Flake & Kelley team. “We are thrilled to have Nick on board. His skill set and experience will complement the success of our brokerage and property management teams.”

Nicholas’ career began in the legal industry as a commercial real estate associate for Quattlebaum, Grooms, & Tull located in Little Rock, Arkansas. He subsequently served as a real estate associate with McGuireWoods in Atlanta, Georgia. Throughout his professional career, Nicholas has represented real estate developers, Fortune 500 retailers, lenders, borrowers, and other national and international clients on a variety of commercial real estate transactions and developments.

Nicholas holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia and a Juris Doctorate degree from the Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University in Macon, Georgia.

He and his wife, Kadee, and their two sons, Jack and Luke, are excited to make Little Rock their home.

Jessica Dearnley Recognized as One of NWA Business Journal’s Women in Business for 2017

Flake & Kelley is proud to announce that Jessica Dearnley, Principal Broker and Executive Vice President for our NWA office, has been recognized as one of NWA Business Journal’s Women in Business.

The NWA Women in Business award recognizes 10 of the area’s top women business leaders, who have shown strong records of innovation in their fields, exceptional performance in their businesses and meaningful community involvement.

Congratulations and well-deserved, Jessica!

https://talkbusiness.net/2017/06/women-in-business-jessica-elizabeth-flake-dearnley/