Veteran developer Phyllis Glaze retires from Colliers Arkansas; Bradford Gaines takes over

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Bradford Gaines, from left, Phyllis Glaze and Ed Hankins IV.

Commercial real estate services firm Colliers Arkansas in Little Rock announced details Tuesday (June 4) of leadership changes and an expansion to its development team.

  • Bradford Gaines has been promoted to director of development, succeeding Phyllis Glaze, who is retiring after a distinguished career.
  • Ed Hankins IV has been hired as a senior project manager.

According to the release, Gaines joined Colliers Arkansas in 2019 as director of new development and became a shareholder last year. He brings extensive experience in construction and development, managing projects for existing and new clients across retail, industrial, medical and other sectors.

Glaze, who joined Colliers Arkansas (then Barnes Quinn Flake Anderson) in 1975 and became a principal in 1980, is transitioning to a development consultant role. She oversaw a significant number of the firm’s development projects, including hundreds of office building renovations. She will continue to advise the firm on an as-needed basis.

Hankins, a licensed landscape architect, previously worked as a senior associate/project manager at McClelland Consulting Engineers, working on prominent projects like the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts, Little Rock Central High School expansion and Arkansas Children’s Hospital renovations. In his new role, Hankins will oversee development projects from start to finish.

“Our development department has really come into its own over the past few years,” said Isaac Smith, president of Colliers Arkansas. “Phyllis laid a strong foundation for our development management team years ago and, upon her retirement, Bradford was the obvious choice to continue in that leadership position based on his years of experience in both commercial and residential development.

“Additionally, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to add Ed to the team. His background in engineering and construction makes him a great fit for our team and for our firm. We are excited to watch this department grow and succeed in the coming months and years.”

Colliers Arkansas is currently working on several development projects, including The Middle, a mixed-use retail and office development at Cantrell and Rodney Parham, Village at Club View off of Colonel Glenn Road and Bear Den Estates, an upscale residential community in west Little Rock.