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A vibrant commercial real estate industry is vital to the health and economic development of any market. Metro Little Rock is an example of that vibrancy with a deep range of successful transactions. 


Each year Commercial Real Estate Council of Metro Little Rock recognizes the highest volume completed sales and new lease transactions in metro Little Rock. Sale transactions are based on dollar amounts and lease transactions are based on square footage. Nominations may be submitted using the following form. Supply the following information for each transaction. There is no limit on the number of transactions or types of deals to be submitted. 

Largest Property Sales

Largest New Lease Transactions

Project of the Year



  • Maybe it was a public/private partnership?

  • Maybe it had historical or architectural significance?

  • Maybe it was a collaborative effort that yielded substantial savings or revenue?


The Project of the Year acknowledges the entire team that worked together AND will be recognized as one that is set apart from other transactions. Brokers, engineers, architects, contractors, attorneys, banks, and title companies all contribute to successful commercial real estate in metro Little Rock.


If you were part of a team on a new development or redevelopment project that you think is notable, you are invited to submit it for consideration as the CRE Project of the Year. Award winners will be recognized in front of their peers at the annual Commercial Real Estate Awards.

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Person of the Year Nomination Form

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The Commercial Real Estate Council of Metro Little Rock’s Person of the Year Award recognizes a person who has had a noteworthy and significant impact on the industry in a single year. Candidates for the CREC MLR Real Estate Person of the Year must have completed a significant project or provided a significant service in the past year. Nominations will be judged on the impact of the person’s project or service on the community, civic organizations, as well as partnerships, creativity and leadership displayed. The following areas will be considered in determining the Real Estate Person of the Year award.


  • Quality of projects and services

  • Financial consistency and stability

  • Ability to adapt to market conditions

  • Support of the commercial real estate industry

  • Support of the community

  • Sustainability

  • Economic impact 

  • Innovation


Largest Industrial Sale

Fletcher Hanson, Adam Jenkins

Newmark Moses Tucker Partners


Largest Office Sale

John Hathaway, Wes Martin

Hathaway Group


Fletcher Hanson

Newmark Moses Tucker Partners

Largest Retail Sale

Isaac Smith, Kevin Huchingson, Justin Bentley

Colliers International

Largest Multi-Unit Housing Sale

Jerry Webster


Adaptive Reuse

Chris Moses, Padgett Mangan

Newmark Moses Tucker Partners


Largest Medical Lease

Chris Moses, Padgett Mangan, Greyson Skokos

Newmark Moses Tucker Partners


Largest Office Lease

Mark Bentley

Colliers International


Largest Industrial Lease

Drew Holbert, Clark Irwin, Ted Dickey

Colliers International


Largest Retail Sale

Jeff Yates

ARK Commercial & Investment Real Estate




Jay Chesshire

Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce


In 2021, Jay Chesshir led the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce’s efforts with public and private sector leaders to support and expand economic development in metro Little Rock. These efforts had a significant impact on commercial real estate through development, financing, and construction beyond the benefits of jobs to the community. Also, in 2021, the Ford NGL Program, now called the Academies of Central Arkansas, implemented the career curriculum into Pulaski County Junior High Schools. Jay and his team have been successfully orchestrating this venture since 2019 


Commercial Real Estate Council of Metro Little Rock recognizes the highest volume sales and lease transactions in the metro Little Rock area annually. These awards celebrate the biggest commercial real estate transactions of the year and the hard work of commercial real estate professionals in all aspects of the industry.


Largest Industrial Sale

18 Industrial Parkway Fed Ex Facility

CJ Cropper, Crest Realty Advisors 


Largest Land Sale

Riverfront & Cottondale 

Drew Holbert, Colliers Arkansas

Nick Kelley, Kelley Commercial Partners


Largest Multi-Family Sale

Chenal Lake and Brightwaters

Ted Bailey III & Richard Cheek, The Multifamily Group


Largest Office Sale

17901 Chenal Parkway

Drew Holbert & Isaac Smith, Colliers Arkansas


Largest Retail Sale

11121 N Rodney Parham Road

Market Place Shopping Center

Mason Lewis, Kevin Huchingson, Colliers Arkansas

Thomas Schmidt, Flake and Company


Largest Industrial Lease

3700 Bryant Crossing Parkway

William Callahan, CBRE

Wes Martin, Hathaway Group



Largest Medical Lease

10301 Kanis Road

Jason Parker, Cushman & Wakefield | Sage Partners



Largest Office Lease

5430 Landers Road

Jeff Hathaway & Alex Cope, Hathaway Group

Marshall Saviers, Cushman & Wakefield | Sage Partners


Largest Retail Lease

1209 Military Road, Central Station Flea Market

Bill Pendergist & Andrew Wiechern, Colliers Arkansas


Architect of the Year

Cromwell Architects Engineers


Bank of the Year

Centennial Bank


Contractor of the Year

C.B.M. Construction


Development Project of the Year

The Esplanade District


Title Company of the Year

Pro Land Title


Project of the Year

The Vue on Riverfront

Moses Tucker Partners

BGO Architects

Holloway Engineers

General Construction Group

Arvest Bank


Largest Industrial Sale (tie)

1475 William J. Clark, Binswanger

William Callahan, CBRE

Colonel Glenn Corporate Center

Drew Holbert & Casi Runnells, Colliers

John Hathaway & Wes Martin, Hathaway Group


Largest Land Sale

I-30 & Otter Creek 

Brian Winstead, iRealty Arkansas Commercial


Largest Multi-Family Sale

Overbook Apartments

Ted Bailey III & Richard Cheek, The Multifamily Group


Largest Office Sale

1001 Technology

Casi Runnells & Mark Bentley, Colliers


Largest Retail Sale

1513 Military Road

Aaron Nicholson, Cushman & Wakefield | Sage Partners

Nathan Hutchins, ArkBest Realty


Largest Industrial Lease

Kimberly Clark Mid South Distribution Center 

1475 William J. Clark

William Callahan, CBRE 



Largest Medical Lease

CARTI, Cone Building II, 10411 W Markham

Justin Bentley & Drew Holbert, Colliers (Landlord)

James Harkins, Pixel Properties (Tenant)



Largest Office Lease

DXC Technologies, 355 Ledgelawn

William Callahan, CBRE (Tenant)

Henry C. Kelley Jr., Kelley Commercial Partners (Landlord)


Largest Retail Lease

Unique Furniture, Sherwood Retail Center

Henry C. Kelley Jr., Cynthia Lu 

Flake & Kelley Commercial


Project of the Year

Pointe North Hills

Keith Richardson, Richardson Properties

Centennial Bank

Pulaski County Title


Largest Industrial Sale


David Elrod

Elrod Real Estate


Largest Land Sale

Riverdale Shopping Center 

Henry C. Kelley Jr., Cynthia Lu

Flake & Kelley Commercial


Dickson Flake

Colliers lnternational | Arkansas


Largest Multi-Family Sale

Ridge at Chenal Valley 

Ted Bailey, Richard Cheek

The Multifamily Group


Largest Office Sale

Little Rock Diagnostic Clinic

Todd Rice

Colliers International | Arkansas


Brock  Martin

Orion Capital Partners


Largest Retail Sale

Markham West Shopping Center

Henry C. Kelley Jr., Cynthia Lu

Flake & Kelley Commercial


Largest Industrial Lease

1302 E 8th Street

Lauren Frederick

Haybar Real Estate



Largest Medical Lease

Midtown Medical

Jeff Yates

ARK Commercial & Investment Real Estate



Largest Office Lease

Riverfront Plaza Building 5

Isaac Smith, Mark Bentley, Kim Battle

Colliers International | Arkansas


Largest Retail Lease

Riverdale Shopping Center

Henry C. Kelley Jr., Cynthia Lu 

Flake & Kelley Commercial


Project of the Year

Riverdale Shopping Center 

Henry C. Kelley Jr., Cynthia Lu

Flake & Kelley Commercial


Dickson Flake

Colliers International |  Arkansas


Arkansas Arts Center

C.B.M. Construction

First Service Bank

Friday, Eldredge & Clark 

Johnson Architects 

Kappa Realty

Lenders Title 

Greg Owens 

Lisa Turpin

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