University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

James E. “Jim” Lindsey


James E. "Jim" Lindsey

CEO, Lindsey Management, Inc.
Owner and Chairman, Lindsey & Associates, Inc. 
Fayetteville, Arkansas


James E. “Jim” Lindsey took the lessons learned on the football field, combined them with his extraordinary math abilities, and created a real estate and apartment empire across six states. Lindsey Management Co. and Lindsey & Associates are known for their remarkable innovation in apartment complexes and real estate. Lindsey was on the only Razorback football team to ever win the national championship. In 1966, the 21-year old bought 137 acres in Northwest Arkansas with his Minnesota Vikings signing bonus and sold it for almost six times what he paid to a company that built the Northwest Arkansas Mall on the property. He began building golf courses in his apartment complexes and was inducted into the Arkansas Golf Hall of Fame in 2005.

Lindsey was appointed to the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees in 1999. He is on the Razorback Foundation board and helped build the Jerry Jones/Jim Lindsey Hall of Champions in the Broyles Athletic Complex. In 1999, Lindsey and fellow university board trustee Stanley Reed led the effort to endow the Brandon Burlsworth Memorial Scholarship fund, now worth more than $1.6 million and designated for walk-on football players.


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