We maintain a highly capable team of real estate, finance, and legal professionals with proven track records in identifying, underwriting, and marketing highly successful commercial and industrial projects in Arkansas. Our parent company, Arkansas Capital Corporation, is an economic development entity with 65 years’ experience in financing successful businesses in Arkansas and in surrounding states.

We provide our investors with confidence and security by seeking out investment-ready projects with an inherently high probability of economic success, along with a strong capital position and a likelihood for success in the Arkansas market.

At Pine State Regional Center®, we are committed to ensuring that investors enjoy a transparent and easy EB-5 process. And every member of our team has one ultimate goal: to link foreign investors with reputable projects and facilitate successful immigration to the United States. The Pine State team is a talented and knowledgeable group of individuals who work hard to provide the best service to our clients and partners. Our experienced team is dedicated to economic development and financing job-creating projects to make a difference in Arkansas.

Mr. Deacon is a licensed attorney with more than 35 years of professional and senior executive experience in corporate and finance matters. He has served on Arkansas Capital Corporation Group’s Board of Directors for more than 18 years and is currently its chief executive officer.

Sebastian Stubbe

CEO, Pine State Regional Center

Mr. Stubbe has more than 20 years of experience in fund management and investment banking. Prior to joining Pine State, Mr. Stubbe was a founding partner of an investment management firm in New York, and he previously worked with Salomon Smith Barney in New York and London.

Rush Deacon

Managing Director

Mr. Deacon has served in a variety of senior executive roles in his career, including CEO of Arkansas Capital and two other successful ventures.  He also has past experience in the private practice of corporate law and as a tax accountant with an international accounting firm in Houston and London.

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Managing Director

Mr. Walls has more than 19 years of corporate finance experience, underwriting, and due diligence experience. He is also chief executive officer of Arkansas Capital Corporation Group. He worked previously for The Hartford as a liaison to financial institutions.


Executive Vice President

Mr. Lane has over 26 years in corporate finance, underwriting, and due diligence experience. He worked previously with Stephens Inc., a large investment bank headquartered in Little Rock and the Arkansas Science & Technology Authority, a state entity that supported commercialization of technology based concepts in Arkansas.  He also serves as Arkansas Capital Corporation Group’s executive vice president.


Vice President

Ms. Webb has over 20 years of accounting and finance experience, including financial analysis, cash management, economic development, and public and corporate finance. She previously served as a senior analyst at Alltel Wireless and as a loan officer at the Arkansas Development Finance Authority.


Vice President

Ms. Perez earned a BBA in Economics and a BS in Mathematics from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She joined Pine State in April 2018.


Project Specialist

Ms. Abrams has 38 years of executive assistance experience and has played an important role in various lending, tax credit, and venture capital operations of Arkansas Capital Corporation.