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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Rick O’Brien has been named Market Director for Central Arkansas for Cushman & Wakefield|Sage Partners. O’Brien joined the Sage team in 2018 as Director of Business Development in the Little Rock office of Sage Partners. In his new role, O’Brien will be responsible for directing the brokerage, asset management and administrative functions for Sage Partners’ Central Arkansas office including new business development.

O’Brien began his career as a lawyer in private practice and previously also served as a litigator for the Prosecuting Attorney of Pulaski County and the District Attorney in Dallas County, Texas. From 1982 through 2009, he worked with Little Rock based Crews and Associates, where he became its first vice president and manager of municipal trading and sales. In 2009, O’Brien co-founded Rock Financial Partners, acting as its senior managing director, before leading Heartland Bank as its president and CEO. In the last several years, O’Brien has been involved in various real estate investments and private equity ventures.

“It’s all about relationships,” said Marshall Saviers, president of Sage Partners. “With Sage’s capabilities and Rick’s relationships, we have grown our footprint in Central Arkansas since he joined us in 2018. Our approach to commercial real estate has a proven track record, and we look forward to new opportunities in the Central Arkansas market. 

“I am excited about the progress we are making,” said Rick O’Brien. “Sage Partners has earned an incredible reputation for their customer service, and I look forward to expanding our endeavors in Central Arkansas to serve the needs of clients.”

Rick O’Brien, Market Director, Central Arkansas