Dream on Central, Our First Bentonville Project

We’re excited to be embarking on our first project in Bentonville, and we invite you to dream along with us. Our new site is just off the Bentonville Square, bordered by Central Avenue, SE 2nd Street, Town Branch Park, and the Razorback Greenway. The trail connects this location to Crystal Bridges and hundreds of miles…

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Excellence in Business – Green & Sustainable Business


Our team was honored by the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce as Green & Sustainable Business of the Year at the Excellence in Business Awards ceremony. As award winners, Specialized will be recognized in a display at the Chamber’s reception desk and also on their website.  We are honored to accept this hometown honor!

Job Opening: Maintenance Supervisor at Uptown


Uptown Fayetteville Apartments is seeking a personable and professional maintenance supervisor to keep our new community humming!  Read the full job description here: Maintenance Supervisor Job Description For more information about this opportunity, contact Uptown Community Manager, Shelly Myers at or 479.249.8083

Sarah King Talks Community Gardens at NAA

Sarah King, who handles Marketing and Community Outreach for Specialized, gave a presentation on our community gardening program at the National Apartment Association’s annual education conference in San Francisco. The talk was featured in the opening session of the conference, which drew an audience of more than 1200 apartment industry professionals. Sarah spoke of our…

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Governor Appoints Seth Mims to ADFA

Specialized Real Estate Group President Seth Mims has been appointed to a four year term on the Arkansas Development Finance Authority (ADFA) board of directors. The Arkansas Development Finance Authority is  the state’s largest source of low-cost financing for low-to-moderate income housing development, small industries, government, education, and healthcare. ADFA issues taxable and tax-exempt bonds and notes, administers private…

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Reinventing 200 West Center

200 W Center corner today.

Late January in Northwest Arkansas was magical. For several days, spring made a visit.  The sun shone and temperatures reached the 70’s. It wasn’t just the weather that gave downtown Fayetteville a little extra spring in the step.  Fayetteville’s First Family of Coffee, Arsaga’s Coffee Roasters, had opened their newest shop at Church and Center,…

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Mill District Habitat Homes

Habitat View from West Ave

We’re proud to announce a partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Washington County to build two affordable homes on the 300 Block of S. West Avenue in downtown Fayetteville. We facilitated the purchase of the lot and assembled a design team including architecture firm Modus Studio, who have donated architectural design services. The two adjoining homes,…

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Building Healthy Places with Connectedness


It turns out that getting together isn’t just fun – it has positive implications for wellness, too. Continuing our series on the Urban Land Institute’s Building Healthy Places initiative, we highlight the ways that design and programming can give neighbors opportunities to interact. The renovation of Eco Modern Flats carved gathering spaces from previously gloomy slopes and created…

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Community Service Effort Wins National Honor

Trail Cleanup

Our company’s service efforts were honored with the Community Service Award from Multifamily Executive Magazine, presented at the Multifamily Executive Conference in Las Vegas earlier this week. Special thanks to our community partners including Tri-Cycle Farms, Fayetteville Parks & Recreation, Habitat for Humanity, Feed Fayetteville, Apple Seeds, and Fayetteville Natural Heritage Commission. We are so…

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