Bank OZK Leaders Named Most Important Commercial Real Estate Finance Professionals

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Commercial Observer, a leading commercial real estate publication, has recognized four Bank OZK executives among the most important commercial real estate finance professionals in the U.S.

This marks the fifth consecutive year Commercial Observer has named Bank OZK leaders to their Power Finance roll.

Chairman and CEO George Gleason, Real Estate Specialties Group (RESG) President and Chief Operating Officer Brannon Hamblen, and RESG Managing Directors of Originations Richard Smith and Greg Newman are recognized on the 2021 list.

Commercial Observer noted Bank OZK’s stellar reputation for being a dependable construction lender during COVID-19, a bank that was there for our borrowers as a steady, fair source of capital.

Bank OZK is known throughout the commercial real estate industry for top-notch service, which often results in referrals from clients who value our expertise and surety of execution. “We built some new relationships during the pandemic; people that had not done business with us in the past, who suddenly realized that we were a reliable, dependable, capable source of capital that can meet their needs,” George Gleason shared with Commercial Observer.

Bank OZK’s Real Estate Specialties Group is recognized as the nation’s preeminent, market-leading commercial real estate construction lender, serving top-tier borrowers and marquee properties in prime locations across the U.S.

We’re proud of the role our team members play in economic development, creating jobs and invigorating communities across the United States.