Flake & Company
Innovative. Analytical. Proven.

Generations of Commercial Real Estate Since 1932

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Company History

Flake & Company’s origins go back to the Great Depression when, in 1932, Charles Leon Flake formed a real estate company whose primary focus was the residential sector. Sons Dickson and John joined their father’s business, transitioned to it to mainly commercial real estate, then proceeded to earn the distinction as one of Arkansas’ most respected and trusted names in real estate. In 1979, John Flake, a true visionary, ventured away from Dickson to form his own commercial real estate company. Through the years that followed, John Flake amassed a portfolio of some of the most impressive and notable buildings/projects in the region.

Fast-forward to today and you’ll find one of the most progressive commercial real estate companies in the region. Lead by John Flake’s daughterJessica Flake Dearnley, who brings a depth of real estate experience along with her extensive analytical background in related fields. Jessica has assembled a team of industry experts that includes Partner and veteran Property Manager Kevin McCollum, Co-Founder Thomas Schmidt who ranks as one of the top transaction brokers in the region, and a Partner Matthew Dearnley with over twenty-years of experience. With such an experienced and diverse team, it’s easy to see why Flake & Company is advancing the marketplace with a refreshing approach to commercial real estate.

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Our Services

Development Management

Flake & Company will assist with the strategic planning, administration,and control of a project during its development life cycle, from project planning, construction completion and project fulfillment. As Development managers, we are responsible for overall project delivery, contractor tendering, and design management. The overarching goal is to maintain project oversight and to stay on budget.

Buyer Representation

Flake & Company is a trusted advisor who will assist the buyer in a commercial property transaction and advocates on their behalf during negotiations to purchase an asset in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Texas.

Landlord Representation

Flake & Company will act as the leasing agent that represents the best interests of the owner or landlord. We will assist in determining the best economic outcome for the landlord. For example, we will discuss the landlord’s long-term objectives for the property and assess whether it is better to have a lower rent and abated tenant improvement allowance, or higher rent and higher allowance for the tenant. We will examine the long-term implications of leasing decisions.

Financing Assistance

Flake & Company has long-standing relationships with many local, regional and national financial institutions, and has developed a viable reputation for negotiating great deals on behalf of its clients.