HIGH PROFILE: Arkansas commercial real estate developer Tommy Van Zandt hasn’t let paralyzing midlife accident deter him

Posted: July 1, 2018 at 5:30 a.m.

Tommy Van Zandt poses for a photo Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at the Sage Partners office in Rogers.

Tommy Van Zandt poses for a photo Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at the Sage Partners office in Rogers.

Tommy Van Zandt was 49 years old on the blustery February day he climbed up a 10-foot ladder to cut limbs off a tall tree on the property of his Fayetteville home.

SELF PORTRAIT

Tommy Van Zandt

• DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH: July 24, 1959, Little Rock

• IF I'VE LEARNED ONE THING IN LIFE, IT IS: Perseverance, sincerity and a sense of humor will get you a long way.

• IF I HAD THE POWER TO CHANGE ONE THING IN THE WORLD, IT WOULD BE: Peace.

• I'M MOST COMFORTABLE WITH PEOPLE WHO AREN'T: Self-absorbed.

• WHAT GETS ME ENERGIZED: Adrenaline from being in my office, working deals and conversing with our talented employees, partners, and friends. People energize me.

• I WANT TO BE KNOWN FOR: Inspiring others and putting a smile on people's faces.

• THE QUESTION I GET ASKED THE MOST: What keeps me motivated.

• ONE WORD TO SUM ME UP: Grateful.

Tommy Van Zandt and wife Robyn Van Zandt pose for a photo Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at the Sage Partners office in Rogers.

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