Flake & Company restores historic AP&L building

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Artist rendition of AP&L building interior.

Flake & Company has completed its renovation of the historic Arkansas Power & Light (AP&L) building at 900 S. Louisiana St. in downtown Little Rock. The iconic structure will be used for office and corporate space and potential retail merchants.

“[This] is a demonstration of our commitment to preserving history and revitalizing our downtown areas, and we are excited to share this space with the community,” said John J. Flake, Flake & Co. chief real estate advisor. “Bringing life and utility to this space is really rewarding.”

Originally constructed in 1957, the prominent site features timeless design. The enclosed, approximately 60,000-square-foot office building has a large covered outdoor area, an open atrium, conference rooms, office suites, and depending on tenants, a possible restaurant and coffee bar.

“By preserving the city’s rich history while also modernizing its infrastructure, we are able to attract businesses, residents and visitors who are looking for unique and vibrant experiences,” said Jay Chesshir, president and chief executive officer at Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce. “The revitalization of historic buildings like this one is a crucial component in driving economic growth in downtown Little Rock and we are grateful to Flake & Co. for its investment.”

Flake & Company is a commercial real-estate company based in Little Rock and led by Jessica Flake Dearnley. The company’s services include asset management, development management, buyer and seller representation, landlord representation and real estate consulting.