The Build Bentonville program boasts one of the most diverse attendee lists of any Chamber event with more than 125 businesses being represented.
With 34 people moving to Northwest Arkansas each day, Bentonville has quickly become a hot spot for serial entrepreneurship. Due to new technological advances, a biking mecca in our backyard, a hub for artists and makers, and an economy that is flourishing, our region has boundless opportunities for success.
In the past decade, especially in the past few years, Bentonville has experienced unprecedented growth. Once a sleepy, small-town, Bentonville has quickly transformed into an epicenter of where community meets economy. Daily, we're seeing new development- whether it be commercial or residential; a new store front, or a new apartment complex; a high rise, or multi-use. Due to that, the U.S. Census Bureau recently reported that Bentonville is the nation's 5th fastest-growing city.
Join us on February 25th at 12pm for a virtual panel packed with local developers and real estate powerhouses to discuss how the development within our city has an impact on Bentonville residents and business owners. We'll be discussing major changes on the horizon, and what to expect.
Marshall Saviers - President, Cushman & Wakefield | Sage Partners
Marshall brings over 15 years of office and industrial real estate experience and is consistently one of the top brokers in the region with an extensive client list of Fortune 500 companies. He has completed hundreds of lease transactions across the country that total millions of square feet. Additionally, he has been involved in many of the largest investment sales transactions in the state of Arkansas totaling over $150 million in the past 12-18 months.
Brenda Anderson - Director of Real Estate Development, Blue Crane
Brenda is the Director of Real Estate Development for Blue Crane. Blue Crane provides real estate services to a number of local entities focused on the development of properties in Northwest Arkansas. Blue Crane projects are designed to provide unique hospitality, food and beverage, entertainment, commercial and residential experiences in downtown neighborhoods. Prior to her tenure with Blue Crane, Brenda spent 15 years as the Executive Director of Community Development Corporation, Bentonville/Bella Vista, Inc.. The CDC is a local non-profit focused on providing affordable housing and housing with services for the elderly. During Brenda?s tenure, the CDC developed the first licensed assisted living facility in Arkansas as well as the first housing cooperative in the state. Brenda?s work experience also includes over a decade working in municipal and county planning. Brenda is past President of Downtown Bentonville, Inc., a founding member of NWA Land Trust, and Secretary of the Downtown Springdale Alliance.
Luke Terrell - Partner, Savant Development
Luke Terrell leads business administration for Savant Development and is an executive broker at Cignus Real Estate headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas, where he has focused on financial analysis, accounting, and operations since 2019. For the prior 8 years, he managed finance and operations and became CEO for the marketing agency What?s Ahead in Bentonville. His previous experience includes working within a tax law firm, manufacturing operations, and formation of and participation within real estate ventures locally, regionally, and nationally. He holds his BSBA in Finance from the University of Arkansas, Masters in Accounting from Walden University, CPA licensure, and CCIM candidacy.
Mitch Moore - Director of Property Management, Wheelhouse Real Estate Management
What started as a part-time job, quickly turned into an all-out passion. Mitch?s background in property management began when he became a weekend leasing consultant for a 130 unit apartment community-based in the suburbs of Minneapolis. Since then, Mitch held roles from property manager to corporate operations specialist for a real estate company based in Minnesota. His experience includes working with property acquisitions, new construction developments, and stable multifamily properties.
Raised in Rogers, Arkansas, Mitch moved to Minnesota where he spent six years developing his passion for managing multifamily real estate. After earning their Bachelor?s degrees, Mitch and his wife, Elena, returned to Northwest Arkansas to be with family and rejoin the thriving community. He is excited to be back in the region and working in the (always evolving and growing) community.
To get involved or for any further questions, please contact Evan Gray at firstname.lastname@example.org.