Commercial Observer: Everything’s A-OZK

Commercial Observer, the leading commercial real estate media company, features Bank OZK on the cover of this week’s print magazine and website with the story, “A-OZK: George Gleason’s Bank is Well-Positioned to Weather a Downturn.”

The in-depth feature looks at Bank OZK’s position as the preeminent construction lender of marquee commercial real estate properties across the country, and how its customers and communities benefit from the bank’s financial strength.

“It’s a great time – in an economy like this – to be the best capitalized bank out of the 100 top banks. We put ourselves in a position to have the capital we have today because we need it to serve our customers,” Chairman and CEO George Gleason states in the article.

“We’ve been profitable every year in my 41 years [as CEO]; we’ve never lost money. There aren’t a ton of banks that can say that, so we’re proud of that and that’s a credit to the fact that we have really learned from and applied lessons from the past,” Gleason added.