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

Person of the Year Nomination Form


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


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


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


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