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A New Remote Work Hub In Bentonville With Common And Blue Crane

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It took a minute to release this episode, but we believe it is better late than never. We recently sat down with Matthew Micksin, Senior Director of Real Estate with Common, to discuss his company’s entrance into the Real Estate market in Northwest Arkansas. Common is one of the nations leading residential brands and operating platforms for Multi-Family developments.  

Blue Crane, a development and real estate company part of The Runway Group and based in Bentonville, answered an RFP from Common to build a new style of real estate development for today’s workers in Bentonville. 

Whether you are remote working from home with a local company or a firm on the West or East coast, there will be living units ideally suited for this new lifestyle – counits, microunits, or traditional apartments, to name a few. 

Hear all about how Blue Crane was one of five finalists, out of 29, for Common’s Remote Work Hub. The other finalists include New Orleans, Ogden, Utah, Rocky Mount, NC, and Rochester, NY. Common will pursue projects with all of these locations.  

It seems that Common and Blue Crane are figuring out ways to capitalize on some of the work/life changes that have taken place partly because of the pandemic and partly because each new generation demands a fresh take on the way that we live and work. 

All this and more on this episode of I am Northwest Arkansas.

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Signature Bank of Arkansas  

Signature Bank was founded here in Northwest Arkansas in 2005. Their focus is personal and community banking. When you bank with a community bank, you’re investing in local businesses, local entrepreneurs, local charities, and the causes close to home. Signature Bank has worked hard to earn its tagline, “Community Banking at its Best.”

You may ask why bank at Signature? 

Because they focus on the customer instead of having a branch on every corner, this means you can have your questions answered by a real person, whether you’re reaching out to the call center or your banker’s cell phone. You can access any ATM in the country without fear of a fee.  They will refund all of those fees at the end of every month. Finally, they are constantly improving their digital offerings to ensure you can access the best financial tools from your laptop, phone, or tablet 24 hours a day.

Signature Bank of Arkansas is a full-service bank offering traditional checking and savings accounts, investment accounts, business and personal loans, and mortgages.

Give the folks at Signature Bank a call (479-684-3700) or visit their website Signature.Bank and let them know you heard about them on the I am Northwest Arkansas Podcast. 

Signature Bank of Arkansas is a Member of the FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.  


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