Ward Davis, Principal
Ward, along with Morgan Hooker, is a founding partner of High Street Real Estate & Development, a real estate company focused on urban and New Urban properties in vibrant, growing cities and towns.
He formerly served as the Chief Executive Officer of The Village at Hendrix, a 112-acre traditional neighborhood in Conway, Arkansas. Prior to that he led the acquisitions team for Medical Properties Trust, a public real estate investment trust (REIT), and was a corporate finance investment banker for Stephens Inc.
Ward currently serves as President of the National Town Builders Association, a national trade organization for leading developers of economically, socially and environmentally sustainable neighborhoods and town centers. Ward has a BA in Economics from Davidson College, a General Course Diploma in Economics from The London School of Economics and Political Science, and an MBA from The University of Virginia.
High Street partner Morgan Hooker brings an extensive background in architecture, land planning, development, leasing strategies and construction. He’s been a licensed general contractor in several states for 20+ years, working with city staff, architects and other planners on redevelopment projects, single-family residential projects and multi-story mixed-use complexes.
Morgan previously served as a broker with Colliers International, and his commercial real estate work has helped with the redevelopment of downtown Rogers, Arkansas, as well as projects across the area. As a general contractor he’s completed structures for Wal-Mart, Exxon and Sonic Corporation, to name a few.
Morgan is a member of the Congress for New Urbanism, the National Town Builders Association and the Urban Land Institute, and he has been honored by the American Institute of Architects. He is passionate about building and community involvement, leading to stints as a Board Member of Habitat for Humanity, and as Chairman of the Developers and Contractors committee for the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce.
Gerald Johnson, Principal
Gerald Johnston began his career with Tyson Foods in 1970 as the cost and budgeting manager and was named CFO in 1981. He was instrumental in the growth of Tyson Foods and played a key role in many successful acquisitions.
Gerald retired from Tyson in 1996 to purse other businesses opportunities but remained on the company’s board until 2003. He has capitalized on his banking and finance knowledge to become an active investor and advisor to several regional banks in Arkansas. He also owns and manages several other successful ventures, including a real estate development, agricultural businesses, and warehousing and logistics companies. He holds BS in Accounting from Arkansas Tech University.
Bob Hill, Principal Broker
Bob began his career in real estate after receiving his BSBA in Finance and Real Estate from the University of Arkansas in 1978. His emphasis for the past 39 years has been commercial and investment real estate and was a partner in real estate companies in both Dallas, Texas and Fayetteville, Arkansas. For the past five years he has been the owner and principal broker of R H Hill Properties, LLC. He has provided financial and feasibility studies and negotiated contracts for buyers and sellers in complicated real estate transactions. His experience includes the brokerage, leasing, management and development of office buildings, retail centers, multi-family properties and land. He has also represented buyers with specific site acquisition requirements.
Bob believes in the principles of partnership including trust, earned respect, open communications and teamwork in achieving the goals of his clients and is dedicated to the concept of creating value in real estate.
Chief Financial Officer
Jason Bailey began his career in 1993 as a staff accountant for Alcoa. He spent 13 years with the company, assuming more financial and operational responsibilities. Upon leaving Alcoa, he took a position with Simmons Foods and was responsible for warehousing and distribution. At both Alcoa and Simmons Jason was active in transition teams managing M&A activities and other corporate development projects.
In 2012, Jason left Simmons to assume a role managing the assets for a private group of investors. In this position he is responsible for the management of the company's stock and private investments, real estate development, and the logistics businesses. Jason holds an accounting degree from the University of Phoenix and an MBA from John Brown University.