As chairman and CEO of the RPM Group, Kris Upton has led the growth of one of the state’s largest full-service commercial and residential real estate companies to more than 350 employees and associates with record annual sales volume approaching $1 billion. Upton is a certified public accountant (CPA) and a certified commercial investment member (CCM). Upton obtained a BSBA in accounting from the University of Arkansas in 1993 and studied investor relations at the University of Michigan. He has volunteered for Junior Achievement and youth sports and is a past member of the Executive Leadership Academy and the band, One Way. Upton says RPM’s culture and core values are anchored in building trustworthy, long-term relationships and serving clients with a level of real estate expertise that has differentiated the firm for more than 65 years.Arkansas Money & Politics - Upton - 50 over 50Arkansas Money & Politics - Fifty Over 50
Little Rock, AR – RPM Group/Corfac International, a leading full-service real estate brokerage specializing in commercial sales & leasing represented the Buyer in the purchase of a 277,000 SF industrial building situated on 30 acres Rick Freeling, President of RPM Group Commercial division represented Emerson, a Missouri-based technology and engineering company, in the acquisition of the former Cherokee Frame facility in Ash Flat, AR. Freeling assisted the buyer with its site selection and negotiations. The Ash Flat location was chosen due to it's close proximity to Emerson's distribution center in Memphis, TN which is approximately 140 miles from Ash Flat, AR.
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