Posts Tagged ‘Jonesboro Arkansas Real Estate’

Everywhere you drive in Jonesboro, you see PENDING, or SOLD, or there is construction going on everywhere!

There are so many exciting real estate deals we are involved in that are set to close in the coming months. We have PENDING signs at several prominent locations in town, which I think is an indicator of our market strength. We encourage you to contact us if you have investment needs, your company has expansion plans, you want to sell/lease commercial real estate, or you are simply wanting to grab a cup of coffee to discuss commercial real estate in Arkansas. We have several exceptional investments such as apartments, leased commercial buildings, land by the new NEA health-care campus, industrial buildings, and farm land.  Click Here to View our Listings …

We also have an amazing inventory of lease space available at aggressive rates and terms.

Joshua H. Brown, CCIM
Executive Broker & Owner
Haag Brown Commercial | Real Estate and Development
225 S. Church, Suite A | Jonesboro | Arkansas | 72401
P 870 336 8000  |  F 888 561 4917  |  C 870 761 2899

Jonesboro has grown from 55,515 in the 2000 census to 67,263 according to the 2010 census. This is over a 20% increase in population in 10 years. Craighead County grew from 82,000 to over 96,000.

The numbers for Conway are very intriguing as well as it has grown over 36% in 10 years.

I got the charts below from


Awesome link I ran into from Arkansas Business – Spreadsheet Numbers for Arkansas

Joshua Brown | Haag Brown Commercial Real Estate and Development | Jonesboro | AR | 870 336 8000 | |

outlier noun 1: Something that is situated away from or classed differently from a main or related body. 2: a statistical observation that is markedly different in value from the others of the sample.

I am reading the book, Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell. He begins the book by discussing the Roseto mystery. Roseto is the name of a small community in the Italian province of Foggia. You can click here for some in-depth information about the Roseto Effect I found online.  To summarize, Roseto is a small community in Pennsylvania that was discovered to be an “outlier” by a physician named Stewart Wolf. He was an expert in the 1950’s on heart disease, which was the leading cause of death for men under the age of 65. He was in Roseto speaking at a medical conference when he discovered from their local doctor that, unlike the rest of the country, heart disease here was an extremely rare diagnosis. Intrigued by this, Wolf executed an extensive, in-depth study and found out that NO ONE under the age of 55 had died of a heart attack or even showed any signs of heart disease. His conclusion was that “for men over age 65, the death rate from heart disease in Roseto was roughly half that of the United States as a whole. The death rate from all causes in Roseto, in fact, was 30 to 35 percent lower than expected.”

I could write for a long time to tell you how he confirmed it, but it had nothing to do with climate, eating habits, or any other physical factors. A sociologist from Oklahoma came in behind  him named John Bruhm. After spending a long time in Roseto with studies of his own, he wrote, “There was no suicide, no alcoholism, no drug addiction, and very little crime. They didn’t have anyone on welfare. Then we looked at peptic ulcers. they didn’t have any of those either. These people were dying of old age. That’s it.”

Both men studying the community came up with the same conclusion. The people of Roseto were socially connected with one another. They looked after one another. They worked hard, ate unhealthy, and smoked like freight trains. On Sundays, almost everyone was in church. After work, the homes’ front porches were filled with friends and family socializing after work.

I believe Jonesboro is unique in its own way. In my profession of helping people invest in real estate, businesses, etc. I get to meet numerous people who are moving into Jonesboro from another area. I have known people who only intended to come to Jonesboro temporarily, but still reside here and call Jonesboro their “home”.  They have made connections with individuals, organizations, and the community as a whole that hold immense value unmatched by others.  I believe this speaks volumes; whether it be friendships, organizations, churches, schools, or even employers, Jonesboro is a great place to live and raise a family.

I attended Central Baptist Church this morning, and Bro. Archie preached about how partiality and prejudices is inconsistent with the grace, nature, and word of God. My notes can be found here. This is a huge concept to grasp. We should befriend strangers who do not look like us, dress like us, and has no benefit to us?  God commands us to love others more than ourselves, and to put others interest before our own.  This is a foreign concept in a generation that teaches us to do the exact opposite.  However, I’m convinced that if we begin to put this command into action, we would see a huge transformation not only in the lives of those around us, but also ourselves.  If we, as a community, could master how to love our neighbor the way Jesus tells us to, we could turn Jonesboro into an OUTLIER of its own.

It is a large part of my job duty to “sell” our city to restaurants, retailers, manufacturers, and other people looking to invest in our city. However, it isn’t hard to sell something that you believe so strongly in.  I am proud to be from a city that speaks for itself – I have never visited a city with better churches, schools, employers, and neighborhoods. JHB

Source: Malcolm Gladwell | |2008 | Outliers: Story of Success | Little, Brown, and Company

Joshua Brown, CCIM | Jonesboro | Arkansas | Haag Brown Commercial

870 336 8000 | |

I am grateful beyond what words can describe to our local, regional, and national clients who have helped play a role in making Haag Brown Commercial the leading commercial real estate company in Northeast Arkansas for December and for making me the top broker in our market for 2011. I was fortunate enough to accumulate a large amount of sales for the year with NAI Halsey and then blessed to have our new company, Haag Brown Commercial lead December’s report.

I want to congratulate my friend Eric Burch and his amazing team for leading the residential market with almost $20MM in total volume. Brooksie Hartness, David Howell, David Williams, Rick McKenzie, Jerry Halsey, Carroll Caldwell, Kevin Kercheval, and Marshall Ghant rounded out the top of the list of Realtors in our entire Northeast Arkansas Real Estate market. Every one of these individuals and their respective teams worked like crazy in a volatile market to help property owners in lots creative ways.

Everyone talks about Jonesboro being in a “bubble” and about our market being “immune” from the rest of the country’s economic crisis. I can tell you personally from several early mornings and late nights in the office that our economy would not be so immune without the extraordinary efforts by outstanding brokers in our local market.

Below are some of the deals I was blessed to play a part in last year…

RED LOBSTER! – Located on a 20 acre development on Stadium across from Zaxby’s after 30 years of rumors… Potentially opening mid April…

Longhorn’s Restaurant – Located on the same 20 acre development next to Red Lobster… Potentially opening early April…

Buffalo Wild Wings – Located on a site in Conway, Arkansas… Several more planned for 2011 and 2012…

Families Inc. Building on Stadium – Assisted in the disposition of their former building on Stadium Blvd… 9,000 square feet at the corner of Fox Meadow and Stadium…

Regional Furniture Company –  Assisted with a site location along Highway 49 South in Paragould…

HOTWIRED Car Audio – Assisted in the lease of a new location…

2920 Longview – This is the Winning Edge Building… Assisted with a State Lease…

Corner of Maple Grove and Highway 69 in Trumann – Assisted with the disposition from one investor to another…

2223 Spence – ATT Building on Caraway – I was able to work with and develop a relationship with a great broker in our local market in the disposition of this building…

1801 Stadium –  Assisted in the acquisition of this lot at the entrance of The Mall at Turtle Creek to an individual wanting to do a Greek Restaurant….

2811 Longview – The Bliss Building… helped in the disposition and acquisition of this beautiful building…

1801 Grant Street – I was able to work with one of the best brokers in not only Northeast Arkansas, (Fred Dacus) but probably in the state on the acquisition of this building behind Wal- Mart…

150 Acre Farm in Payneway – I was able to help an out of state client with a 1031 need to close on a nice rice farm in Poinsett County…

Arkansas Petroleum – I was able to assist in the sale of a company that was nearly 80 years old!

Commercial lot in Enterprise Cove – Was able to assist with the sell the last lot in this professional area of Windover…

Seattle Grind Cafe – Assisted in the site location and lease of their new location in the Metro Center on Stadium…

Wilcoxson’s Furniture – Assisted in the site location and lease of their new location in Stadium Crossings…

Trane – Assisted in the lease of their new location on Caprice Blvd.

Thank you!

Joshua H. Brown, CCIM
co-Owner | HaagBrown Commercial

tel  1+ 870 336 8000 | fax 1+ 888 561 4917 |

100 Most Popular LoopNet Members

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by LoopNet on Friday, December 10, 2010 at 5:11pm

Here are the LoopNet members that have had the most visitors to their LoopNet Profile in the last several months.

At the top of the list is Miguel de Arcos, Managing Director Central Florida for Sperry Van Ness Florida. Miguel is a big believer in using social media for his work in commercial real estate. For him, it’s a no-brainer, “We live in a web-based society and social networking is a great way to connect online.”
For Miguel, his most recent pay off from using social media came when he wrote a blog titled “CRE Short Sales: The Exception Has Become The Rule.” This timely commentary about the area Miguel specializes in was quickly spread via LoopNet, Facebook, Twitter, etc. “All of a sudden, ” Miguel recalls, “I started to get phone calls from potential clients all across the country who resonated with my blog post. I was happy to refer the business from outside of my area to other Advisors.”
Miguel’s story is just one of many examples of how CRE pros are making it happen with their LoopNet Profile and other tools.
We admire LoopNet members for recognizing the value of building an online reputation. They work work hard to virally promote their listings and expertise online, which wins them new business.
If you haven’t yet, get started today by updating your LoopNet Profile.
100 Most Popular LoopNet Members
2. WC Equity Group, WC Equity Group
3. Wolf Baschung, CCIM, MW Real Estate Group
4. Coy Davidson, Colliers International
5. Harry T. Drought Jr., Drought Properties Inc.
6. Alvin Mansour | The Mansour Group, The Mansour Group | Marcus & Millichap
7. Debbie Hanna, RE/MAX COMMERCIAL
8. Danielle Hoston, KW Commercial
9. Nidal Saleh, American Business Brokers
10. Dwight Puntigan, Principal Realty Group
11. Carolan Harris, Development Dynamics
12. James J. Bufalino, PREMIER REALTY REO: MI – NY – GA Commercial Asset Division
13. Joshua Brown, CCIM, Haag Brown Commercial
14. Joseph Kennedy, Crystal Investment Property, LLC
15. John Conley, L & B Properties, Inc.
16. Rob James, EXP Realty Advisors
17. John Brigham, ROI Properties
18. Sandra Jarvis, IndySQUARED
19. SIMON LLOYD, Solar team USA
20. Gregory Garver . NNN Triple Net Broker, Brokers USA
21. Terry Coyne, Grubb & Ellis Cleveland
22. Net Realty Advisors, Net Realty Advisors
23. Alex A. Garcia, AG Real Estate Services, Inc.
24. Jorge Newbery, RE/MAX Victory
25. Fred Bullard III, Bullard Realty LLC
26. Ravpreet Singh, KW Commercial / Vismad Properties LLC
27. Dave Smith, RE/MAX Commercial Midwest
28. Chris W. Miller, Independence Realty
29. David Wolos, NAI Plotkin
30. Debra Johnson Shuey, CCIM, RPA, CLA, Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT
31. David Bramante, Marcus & Millichap
32. Jack Jawdat, New York Commercial Real Estate ltd.
33. Mike Fitzgerald, Fitzgerald Land & Commercial Realty
34. Sandy Bliven, Coldwell Banker Cahoone Realtors
35. Gary Tasman, Commercial Property SW FL, a Cushman & Wakefield Alliance Member
36. Greg Frick, Hagerman Frick O’Brien, LLC
37. R. T. Hudgins, Hudgins Commercial Investment Advisors
38. Bryan Cole, NAI Keystone Commercial & Industrial, LLC
39. Shawn Kormondy, Keller Williams Realty
40. Chad Stewart, Burbach Realty Services
41. John Burpee, NAI Tampa Bay
42. Jim Garinger, CCIM, SIOR, Colliers International Southwest Florida
43. Cliff Hockley, Bluestone and Hockley Real Estate Services
44. Rob Cassam, CCIM, Carolina Realty Advisors
45. Candice A Donofrio, REALTOR, CCSS, e-PRO, Broker, Next Wave Real Estate Investments LLC
46. Debbie Harris, New Atlantic Realty Group, Inc.
47. Colonial Commercial Group, LLC, Colonial Commercial Group, LLC
48. Al Isaac, NAI Isaac Commercial Properties
49. Peter Skoro, Long & Foster Commercial Division
50. Michael DiDomenico, John Matthew Inc., Realtors GMAC Real Estate
52. Gardner Peavy, Cambridge Realty Group
53. Ryan Springer, Grubb & Ellis | Catalyst
54. Ken Silvestri, SILVESTRI-CRAIG Realtors
55. Harry Shasho, Shasho Consulting, P.A. Commercial Real Estate
56. William Eshenbaugh,Lic.Fl. Real Estate Broker, Eshenbaugh Land Company
57. Bruce Young, Memphis Commercial & Industrial
58. Chuck Corriere, Long Realty Commercial
59. Mark Ossa, J.C.REALTORS.INC
60. David Herrera, Colliers International
61. Wesley K. Firkin, WTA Real Estate Management Company
62. Alberto Volovitz, Aldi Real Estate
64. Ben Edsall, Turn-Key Properties LLC
65. Fred Kane, Cassidy Turley
66. Tom de Jong, Colliers International – Parrish
67. Buddy Budiansky, Prudential Commercial Real Estate FL
68. Frank Silveria III, Keller Williams Realty
69. Rosalind Newton, Hewitt Newton Associates
70. Blair Belk, G&E | WRS
71. Shelley Bennett, Palouse Commercial Real Estate
72. Sheila Rudisill, All Points Realty, Inc
74. Robert Tack, Capital Retail Group
75. Steven Goldstein,
76. Bryan Cole, John Buccinno, NAI Keystone Commercial & Industrial, LLC
77. Kent Cooper, CCIM, Capstone Properties
78. Todd Nathanson, illi Commercial Real Estate
79. P R Smith, Jr., NAI Isaac Commercial Properties
80. Rob Arnold, Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc.
81. Nathan Anderson, SIOR, CCIM, Harbinger Property Group
82. Carl Fischer, All The Best Real Estate
83. Chad Grout, Chas Hawkins Company Inc.
84. Christopher Smith, SIOR, Trialliance Commercial Real Estate Services
85. Ark Rhowmine, Grubb & Ellis | Pfefferle
86. Mario Asaro, Industry One.COM
87. BRADLEY TEAM, Key Realty
88. Raymond Lord, NAI Commercial Properties
89. Richard Lowry, RE/MAX Signature
90. Geoffrey Waldrom, Strategic Commercial Realty
91. Joel B. Miller, Perishable Management Services
92. Todd Ciavola, RPA Commercial
93. Eleanor Moriarty, Hackman Capital Partners
94. Online Land Sales LLC, Online Land Sales LLC /
95. Kristan Cole, Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group
96. Randy Blankstein, The Boulder Group
97. Matthew Cravey, CCIM,SIOR,RECS, NAI Cravey Real Estate Services, Inc.
98. Randy Egenbacher, CCIM, Egenbacher Real Estate
99. Keith Hamrick, Prudential Commercial Real Estate
100. Norman Sangalang, MHRV Advisors

I am not claiming this information as my work… It was provided on Facebook via the LoopNet Fan page…

Joshua H. Brown, CCIM
Principal | Executive Broker
Haag Brown Commercial | Real Estate and Development
225 S. Church, Suite A | Jonesboro | Arkansas | 72401

P 870 336 8000  |  F 888 561 4917  |  C 870 761 2899 | |  LoopNet Listings

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We would like to take a moment out of our busy, hectic schedules to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving Holiday. As you enjoy being with your families, eating all those “low-fat” foods, and watching your favorite teams play football, remember how truly blessed we all are.

David’s Prayer (1 Chronicles 29: 10-13)

David praised the LORD in the presence of the whole assembly, saying,”Praise be to you, LORD,
the God of our father Israel,
from everlasting to everlasting.
Yours, LORD, is the greatness and the power
and the glory and the majesty and the splendor,
for everything in heaven and earth is yours.
Yours, LORD, is the kingdom;
you are exalted as head over all.
Wealth and honor come from you;
you are the ruler of all things.
In your hands are strength and power
to exalt and give strength to all.
Now, our God, we give you thanks,
and praise your glorious name.


Joshua Brown & Greg Haag