The highest accomplishment is to leave one’s mark in an enduring way and in Jimmy Moses’ case, that’s literally true. During his real estate career, Moses has forever changed the face of Little Rock and with it, the quality of life of its citizens.
Moses’ family history is deeply entwined with that of his beloved city. His great-grandfather Herman Kahn, a German immigrant, developed the 500-room Marion Hotel and his sons Sidney and Alfred were involved in banking and real estate, with Sidney developing Little Rock’s Prospect Terrace neighborhood.
Moses’ own contribution to the Little Rock landscape eclipses even these impressive family accomplishments across all sectors of the city, but particularly downtown. With his business partner Rhett Tucker, Moses’ development legacy includes the Arkansas Capital Commerce Center, First Security Center, 300 Third Street and River Market Tower. The latter project stands as a monument to Moses’ vision and early stumping for downtown redevelopment, anchored by the stylish River Market, a vision that rescued the city’s core from gutted derelict to the thriving showpiece it is today.
That done, Moses turned his eye to Main Street, transforming the 1912 Blass Building and the Arkansas Democrat building from 1916. Main Street’s current revival, like that now blossoming in downtown’s East Village and Financial Quarter districts, rests on many but none more than Jimmy Moses.
A graduate of Hall High School, Moses earned a bachelor’s degree from Washington and Lee University and a master’s degree in urban planning from the University of Florida.