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Hank Kelley: featured keynote speaker

Arkansas Business Executive Leadership Academy

Hank Kelley joins Scott Ford, Myron Jackson, Marta Loyd, and Darrin Williams as a keynote speaker at the Arkansas Business Executive Leadership Academy Spring 2021 Program. The five-session program is designed to encourage personal development and professional growth for the state’s emerging business and nonprofit leaders. Participants will benefit from personal and professional strength assessments, on-on-one coaching, and mentoring from some of the state’s top CEOs and nonprofit executives.

Kelley will be the featured speaker for the April 16 session. Having led the company through a recent ownership and name change, he will share his expertise on “Leading through Organizational Change.” In May 2020, Kelley finalized an amicable stock purchase from former partner John Flake and the firm was renamed Kelley Commercial Partners.

Applications for the Spring 2021 sessions must be completed by February 22. The first session will be held March 5 and the final session on April 30.

UPDATE: Hank Kelley recognized by UALR School of Business

UALR School of Business Distinguished Alumni Luncheon

 

In June 2020, the UALR School of Business announced that Kelley Commercial Partners’ CEO, Hank Kelley, and Whitney Burgess, vice president of client services and strategy at Team SI, would each receive the Dean’s Award for Excellence. Awards were to be presented at a luncheon in October which was postponed due to Covid-19. The Distinguished Alumni Luncheon has been rescheduled and will be held Mar. 12 at Little Rock Marriott. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available online or by contacting Shannon Gwinn at 501-916-5788 or sldrobena@ualr.edu.

Advantages of consulting with a tenant broker

When you’re searching for office, retail, warehouse, or any other type of commercial real estate space to lease, finding the right property to match your needs can feel a bit overwhelming, which is why contacting a knowledgeable tenant broker is the best place to start. Tenant brokers understand current market trends and are equipped with the tools and knowledge to successfully guide you through the leasing process from start to finish. 

Kelley Commercial Partners’ tenant brokers have the expertise to make your search for space less daunting. They have the latest information about market conditions and space availability to help narrow your options so you can make a choice with confidence. Working with a tenant broker at Kelley Commercial Partners means you have an expert on your side who can not only save you time and energy but can also save you money.

Tenant broker processThe first step in our process is to schedule an appointment with you to discuss your specific needs. Matt Strom, a KCP agent in our Northwest office says this a crucial step because having a thorough understanding of a client’s needs helps to streamline the process of securing the right space for their business.

Once the ideal space is found, tenant brokers will help you negotiate with landlords to secure the space at the best possible price. And the best part of all? Tenant broker services are done at no cost to you! “Many clients don’t know that a tenant broker’s services are free to them,” said Strom. When a lease has been executed, tenant brokers’ fees are paid by the landlord. 

At Kelley Commercial Partners our brokers have a proven history of satisfied clients. Helping our clients find the right space to meet their unique needs and meet their commercial real estate goals is our top priority. Whether you are looking to lease, buy, sell, or develop commercial real estate, our team is available to guide you through the process.

If you would like us to assist you in your search for your ideal space, please contact us.

Kelley Commercial Partners Northwest Adds New Shareholder Partners

Kelley Commercial Partners Northwest office is pleased to announce the appointment of two new shareholder partners, Jay Pearcy and Matt Strom. They will be joining existing partners Jordan Jeter and Philip Schmidt, and CEO Hank Kelley Jr.

“I am thrilled with the continued growth in our Northwest Office and delighted that Jay and Matt could join our other partners, Jordan Jeter and Philip Schmidt in Northwest Arkansas.  I appreciate the hard work of these partners and associates during 2020. Their leadership in this office made the difference in 2020 and we look forward to a bright future working together to serve the needs of our clients throughout the state and region,” said Kelley.

Jay Pearcy

Jay Pearcy, NWA Principal Broker, Partner

Jay Pearcy began his real estate career in 2005 as a sales associate at Pinnacle Realty Group, a subsidiary of Hunt Ventures. He joined Kelley Commercial Partners in 2016 as property manager. In 2020 he became the principal broker. Pearcy is the lead property manager and oversees the management of 1,500,000 square feet and 35 commercial properties.

A native of Texarkana, Texas, Jay has lived in Northwest Arkansas for more than 20 years. He serves as a board member for the Washington County Planning Commission and is an active member of Cross Church Fayetteville.

“It is great to work for a company that has supported me along the way and helped me reach my professional goals,” said Pearcy.

Matthew Strom

Matthew Strom, CCIM, NWA Agent, Partner

Matt Strom graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in Finance and an emphasis in Real Estate. After graduating, Strom moved to Denver, Colo. where he earned his Series 7 and Series 63 license to sell non-traded REIT investments. After returning to northwest Arkansas, he continued his commercial real estate career as an agent at Kelley Commercial Partners in 2016. He received his CCIM designation in 2018. Strom’s extensive sales experience with real estate investments has made him a great asset to our team.

“It has always been a goal of mine to become a member of the leadership team here at Kelley Commercial Partners NW. I’m very grateful for the opportunity and look forward to our company’s future,” said Strom.

Kelley Commercial Partners Adds New Shareholder Partners

Kelley Commercial Partners is pleased to announce the appointment of two new shareholder partners, Jessi Miller and Gary Smith. They will be joining existing partners Hank Kelley, Daryl Peeples, Maggie Hogan, Nick Kelley, Cynthia Lu, Brooke Miller, Kevin Pledger, Eric Varner, and Cheryl White.

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Jessi Miller

Jessi Miller, Director of Human Resources and Accounting Manager

Jessica Miller joined Kelley Commercial Partners in 2007 and worked her way through accounting, brokerage, and property management departments before settling into accounting in 2013. In 2018, she was promoted to accounting manager and director of human resources. Miller works in conjunction with the executive committee to set policy for employees and manage day-to-day human resources issues.

A native of South Dakota, Jessica and her family chose Arkansas as their home state after her husband’s retirement from the U.S. Air Force. Miller earned a bachelor’s degree in human resource management from Park University in 2012 — an accomplishment she is especially proud of as she was able to complete the degree in four years while working full time at Kelley Commercial Partners and raising two children.

“I am grateful to work for a company that has supported and encouraged me in my professional and personal goals. I look forward to the opportunity to contribute to the company and the team.”

Gary Smith

Gary Smith, Director of Business Development

Gary Smith began his commercial real estate career as an agent Kelley Commercial Partners in 1998 and was promoted to director of business development in 2005. He is a committed professional skilled at identifying and meeting his clients’ commercial real estate goals. Smith attributes his success to establishing trust and negotiating transactions with the best interest of all parties in mind. He works closely with the Little Rock Port Authority and was part of the team that helped bring Amazon’s new distribution center to the port.

Smith received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from East New Mexico University where he was a member of the golf team. Smith is still an avid golfer and has contributed his passion and talent for the game into serving his community. For several years, he has served as chair and member of the golf committee for the Centers for Youth and Family Foundation Annual Golf Tournament. He and his wife, Jennifer, are also active members of their church, where they lead the greeting team.

“It is an honor to be named a partner and I am proud to be a member of the team of professionals at Kelley Commercial Partners.”