After personal tragedy, Laurice Hachem joins booming development picture in Benton County


It’s a cold November morning, and real estate investor-turned-developer Laurice Hachem is walking through her new office space inside Hunt Tower, the 10-story high-rise in the maturing Pinnacle Hills area off Interstate 49 in Rogers.

A long boardroom table and a few other pieces of furniture arrived for Hachem only a day earlier, and she is just beginning to transform the bare space into a functioning office for her company, SLH Property Management & Services Inc.

There is also another transformation Hachem is managing — her own. At one time a semi-celebrity in Florida as a successful real estate investor and philanthropist, Hachem moved to Northwest Arkansas in the summer of 2017, a little more than a year following the death of her husband, Sam.

Her initial commercial real estate investment in the region was not a small one. In April, she paid $27 million in cash to acquire the two-building office/retail development known as Country Club Plaza — as well as an adjacent undeveloped lot — all near the front gate of Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers, the embodiment of upscale residential addresses in Northwest Arkansas.

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