Real Estate Group to Honor Dickson Flake, Name Person of the Year Dec. 17

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The Commercial Real Estate Council of Metro Little Rock, formed last year, will present two awards  the Legacy Award and the Commercial Real Estate Person of the Year  at a virtual ceremony at 3 p.m. Dec. 17.

CREC MLR will honor Dickson Flake with its first Legacy Award.

Person of the Year finalists are George Gleason of Bank OZK, Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Henry C. Kelley Jr. of Kelley Commercial Partners.

Tickets for the event, which include a gift card to Count Porkula, are available here.

Flake, who died in June, began his career in commercial real estate in 1965 after earning a bachelor’s degree in business administration with distinction and a master of business administration with high distinction from the University of Michigan.

In 1971, he co-founded Barnes Quinn Flake & Anderson Inc. (now Colliers International Arkansas) and was a managing partner and shareholder until 2002.

He continued to work as an advisor and consultant with the firm until his death. Over the course of his 55-year career, Dickson received numerous accolades and played a role in major Little Rock developments that include the 30-story Regions tower, Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield’s downtown headquarters, USAble Corporate Center, Breckenridge Village, Systematics headquarters (now Fidelity), the Arkansas Department of Human Services downtown headquarters, the Jones Eye Institute at UAMS and Alltel Arena (now Simmons Arena).