About Us

Curating Place

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We believe in place, in community. Communities thrive when diverse people come together to live, to share ideas, and to enjoy the little moments in life.

We believe that relationships come first. And we believe in the power of relationships to create strong communities.

We Curate Place.


Our Team

We are a local real estate developer, building thoughtful properties as unique as the people who call them home. We develop properties in bikeable and walkable areas that add to the fabric of our communities and specialize in bringing density to downtown spaces.  

In everything we do, we care.  Yes, we care about quality.  But first, we care about people and our community.  Relationships are the core of our business – relationships with our team, our partners, and always with the people who call our properties home.

We build where we live and work each day to make our communities better.  We’re your neighbors and are set on bringing a vibrance to the place we all call home. Newell Development is humbled by the fact that we are a small piece of the overall puzzle working together to make Northwest Arkansas one of the best places in the nation to live, work and play!

Jake Newell

Jake has been involved in the residential growth of Northwest Arkansas for the past 18 years. His background lies in building infill single family, multifamily, and mixed-use developments with a deep passion for developing creative core urban projects.

After graduating from the University of Arkansas with a BS BA in Marketing Management, he transitioned from his career in construction management into development with the formation of Newell Development and Wheelhouse Real Estate. His extensive background in acquiring, developing, and selling unique infill properties has had a proven impact on real estate development throughout the region. Jake says he is most proud of his work when he sees his clients leading active lifestyles and interacting with the outdoor space around them—walking, biking, or gathering with friends outdoors—all that plays into Newell’s mission of “Curating Place”.

Outside of work, you’ll likely find him either riding or running one of Bentonville’s trails, or spending time with his wife and two sons.
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Theresa Leslie

Theresa Leslie was born and raised in rural western Iowa. From raising chickens, to working in the bean fields, work wasn’t something she shied away from.
During her college years, Theresa worked at a hotel while going to school full-time. She traveled abroad one college summer as an Au Pair nanny. Before graduating, she spent another semester studying abroad in Seville, Spain where she became fluent in Spanish. Her career path lead her into the telecommunications industry where she worked her way from a front-line customer service agent in one company to the chief operating officer and financial controller of another company.
Theresa’s focus on quality, accuracy, and maximizing efficiency is part of everything she does. She believes in being genuine in who she was created to be and strives to live a life of integrity, showing mutual respect, and being committed to transparency.
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Jeremy Goucher

Jeremy Goucher was born and raised in Northwest Arkansas and spent many years helping out on his family’s chicken farm in Huntsville before attending college at the University of Arkansas obtaining his degree in Architecture.

After college, he landed at Walmart HQ serving in a variety of roles in the Real Estate, Design and Construction departments where he focused on a on prototype development, process improvement, development and maintenance of design standards, and architectural and engineering consultant management. His extensive background in design and project management made him a great fit for the role of Director of Construction Services as Newell Development. He is excited to be a part of Newell’s positive impact in the community and support the mission of Curating Place.

When not at work, Jeremy enjoys going on walks with my wife and kiddos, hiking, and drinking wine while watching The Office on repeat. 
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Interested in
partnering with us?

From banks to entrepreneurs to private investors, we join with likeminded partners who share our vision to curate place.

We actively seek community partnerships, working with local artists, businesses and community organizations to provide services and amenities to our residents.