Building Healthy Places

Cultivating inspiring spaces is both an art and a science, and original art is the magic factor that can weave discovery and delight into every corner. In the past few years, we’ve realized the power of art to enliven spaces...

Our renovation includes an updated front entry and a fourth floor balcony overlooking the square. Previously vacant basement spaces are now revitalized as a yoga studio and a intimate bourbon bar with a patio and herb garden....

When Stephanie and Kyle Farmer moved back to Fayetteville last summer, they knew they wanted to live at Wilson Park Apartments. “The community garden was the selling point for us,” Stephanie says. “It honestly felt kind of magical to find...

To those who live at ECO Modern Flats, Tim Copeland’s face is familiar and welcome. Tim is the king of horticulture, organic gardening, and native landscaping for Specialized Real Estate Group. You’ve seen him working hard in the garden, tending...

Moving Together Challenge Entry Form Grab a training buddy, challenge yourself to participate in a race, ride, or run, and Specialized will help with your registration fees! WHO: Any two (or more) people who live at an SREG property or who work...

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...

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...

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 scent of basil, warm from the sun. The taste of a perfectly ripe tomato. The joy of digging in the soil. As more and more Americans discover the pleasure of gardening, a home garden remains out of reach for most people who...

The nationwide obesity epidemic is especially acute in our home state. In Arkansas, 35% of adults are obese, up from around 25% just a decade ago.  Though there are many factors influencing this trend, the design of cities, neighborhoods, and...

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