The cornerstone of Marshall Saviers’ business philosophy is making sure Arkansas is an attractive place where companies and individuals can invest and expect to flourish.
And the attraction has been strong of late. Saviers helped broker the $56.8 million sale of the nine-story Bentonville Plaza office building late last year. He also represented the seller of nine industrial buildings in Bentonville totaling 233,000 square feet that went under new ownership in April in a $25.1 million deal.
The buyers in both of those deals were from out of state.
“The market really feels vibrant and healthy right now,” Saviers said.
Saviers also facilitated the merger last year of Sage Partners, Hunt Ventures of Rogers and Capital Properties in Little Rock. The commercial real estate and property management firm now has more than 3.8 million square feet under management, and Saviers oversees the company’s brokerage operations across the state.
“He shares many of the same corporate values that I think are important in good business,” said Johnelle Hunt, the chairwoman and owner of Hunt Ventures. “Trusting him to execute the merger was a smart decision, and I’m very proud of how he has successfully brought our companies together.”
A Little Rock Central graduate, Saviers earned a business degree from Southern Methodist University in 2002, then worked in Dallas for three years before relocating to Northwest Arkansas.
He went to work for Irwin and Saviers, where his father, Mark Saviers, was a partner. The firm split in 2005, and Sage Partners was formed.
Married with two children, Saviers is currently serving a three-year term on the executive committee of the Northwest Arkansas Council.