Our Story

Brian Shaw, Mark Saviers, and Tommy VanZandt built their real estate experience in markets like Dallas, Chicago, Denver, and New Orleans. As they each returned home in the early 2000s, they saw that Arkansas was a growing, vibrant market that needed the expertise, professionalism, and talent of a truly world-class commercial real estate firm. Together they formed Sage Partners in 2005.

From the first handshake, the partners knew that the foundation of their company was going to be its culture and people. Sage Partners has experienced steady, sustainable growth thanks to a culture of growing our business by growing our people. Our current leadership team includes experts in asset management, lease management, commercial development, and real estate valuation.

Sage Partners is a team environment, where the client and the team both benefit from multiple eyes on a project and the availability of more than one expert to answer questions, solve problems, and innovate solutions.

Every member of the Sage Partners team is active in the community, from volunteering for local charity organizations to serving as elected members of city and county leadership. Our ties to the community run deep, and we believe that our impact on the community, both in our professional and personal capacities, needs to be positive, productive, and responsible.

In 2018, Sage Partners joined Cushman & Wakefield as an Alliance firm, forming Cushman & Wakefield | Sage Partners. Our company remains solely owned and operated by local partners, with the added benefit both to us and to our clients that we have integrated our strengths of local talent, relationships, and market intelligence with the full international capacity of Cushman & Wakefield’s resources and platform.

Cushman & Wakefield | Sage Partners seeks to be a leader in the commercial real estate sector of Arkansas, not by being the largest firm or having the biggest numbers, but by handling all of our business with integrity, putting the long-term interests of our clients first, and being at the innovative forefront of commercial development and planning in Arkansas.


Our team will work with faith and integrity, utilizing our experience and expertise to provide superior real estate services to the benefit of our clients, families, and communities.

Our Core Values


  • Practice Integrity
  • Genuine
  • Dependable and Trustworthy

I always do what’s right, in all settings. I am real to myself, my coworkers and my clients. I work faithfully every day. An honest answer is always the correct one.


Core Values: Service
  • Dedication
  • Helpfulness
  • Best in Class

I put others over myself. I exceed expectations. I serve my community and give back with meaningful generosity.


Core Values: Entrepreneurial
  • Seize Opportunities
  • Creative
  • Strategic

I am a problem solver. I am ambitious and a go-getter. I keep my eyes open for all opportunities that can add value to our clients and company.

How We Do It

Our people are our best assets. Technology supports us, and research informs us, but insights and ideas come from our people. Our experienced executive leadership team brings a diverse set of cross-disciplinary backgrounds. Fueled by ideas, expertise, and dedication across borders and beyond service lines, we create real estate solutions to prepare our clients for what’s next.

Our culture is key to long-term relationships, client satisfaction, and people development. Our leadership team has deep roots in Arkansas, with a focus on the long-term economic and cultural development of the area. Our success drives our desire to give back to our community, and to play an active, positive role in what’s next.

We leverage technology to efficiently and effectively grow our business and drive value for our clients. Every day we strengthen our ideas with actionable research and insights that can position any client in any sector for what’s next.

Together, we have represented many real estate occupiers, owners, and investors on some of the most important projects in the state. We have specialists in the office, industrial, and retail sectors to ensure each project receives our utmost attention. We work together to deliver the insights and expertise our clients need to be ready for what’s next.