Questions were raised this morning after the Little Rock Technology Park
voted to go forward with a lease on property in which the seller was represented by
Drew Holbert, who works with board member Dickson Flake
at Colliers International.
Indeed, board member Jay Chesshir
thanked Flake at last night's meeting for his work on the deal, to lease property in the Block 2 building
at the corner of Main and Markham for an accelerator and co-working space.
Buckley O'Mell, who handles inquiries for the board, checked with Flake on the voice vote taken last night and was told by the realtor that he had abstained. The motion to approve was contingent on getting construction costs down to $180,000, which is what the landlord has agreed to pay for, and the city's approval of the park's appropriation of its sales-tax funded account for rent.