Bank OZK Leaders Ranked #8 Among 50 Most Important Figures of Commercial Real Estate Finance

The Commercial Observer, a leading commercial real estate publication, has recognized four Bank OZK executives among the 50 most important figures of commercial real estate finance.

This marks the third consecutive year Bank OZK team members have been featured in the Power 50, this year soaring to rank #8.

We congratulate Bank OZK CEO George Gleason, and our Real Estate Specialties Group (RESG) President and Chief Operating Officer Brannon Hamblen and Managing Directors of Originations Richard Smith and Greg Newman for this recognition.

“We continue to maintain our discipline of low-leverage transactions with quality borrowers and quality real estate,” Richard Smith said. “If that brings higher transaction volume then great, but if it means less volume that’s fine also as we will continue to maintain our core disciplines.”

RESG is a preeminent, market-leading lender focused primarily on senior secured commercial real estate financing, primarily serving top-tier borrowers and marquee properties in prime locations across the U.S. and the Caribbean. Their focus is on maintaining a loan portfolio with the lowest credit and interest rate risks utilizing discipline and expertise.

The loans this team delivers are a driving force of economic growth for communities across the country.

They create jobs. They modernize cities. We’re proud of that.

And we’re proud to have these four influencers on our team.

Read the full article here and our ranking here.