Development and Management

Outdoor and Recreation Investment

Hospitality

New Ventures and Investments

Runway is a holding company making investments in real estate, outdoor initiatives, hospitality, and businesses committed to moving Northwest Arkansas forward.

Steuart and Tom Walton began their work to advance Northwest Arkansas more than a decade ago. Since then, they’ve built a team of visionaries and investment professionals who are leading this region on a path to building a community we can all enjoy now and for generations to come.

Our Focus Areas

Property Development and Management

We invest in the bones of our communities to support healthy growth. Blue Crane is a real estate development services company with a focus on downtown redevelopment. The company has developed projects such as Climb Bentonville and 5th Street offices in downtown Bentonville. As a region, we share a common culture; as cities, we share our individual identities.

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Outdoor and Recreation Investment

We connect our communities through nature. Runway Group is focused on investing and developing Northwest Arkansas as a global destination for cycling. Our commitment includes investments in a robust trail system, and cycling infrastructure. In addition to these direct-to-consumer properties, Runway is committed to the outdoors through investments in our trail systems, parks & green spaces. We have invested in projects (both individually and in partnerships) like Coler Mountain Bike Preserve, Monument Trails, Kessler Mountain, OZ Trails, Osage Park, and much more.

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Hospitality

We believe that hospitality, when done well, can be a transformative force in a community. Ropeswing Hospitality is committed to accelerating regional food as well as the people involved in the farm-to-table process: our producers, our staff, our guests. Development focuses on reviving historical landscapes in Northwest Arkansas into modern culinary and entertainment options.  We currently operate Pressroom, The Preacher’s Son, Undercroft, Record event space, The Holler, Co-op, and LOUISE at Thaden.

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New Ventures and Investments

We bring Arkansas capital to solve the world’s problems. RZC is a Bentonville, Arkansas, based multi-strategy investment firm focused on deploying capital into operating businesses. RZC’s unique and stable capital base affords the flexibility to participate in venture capital, growth equity or buy-out opportunities via equity check sizes ranging from $3mm to $300mm. While while broad-based in focus, there are certain industries that we more closely align with including consumer, outdoor & recreation (with brands like Allied Cycle Works and Rapha), B2B services, healthcare, industrials, and financial technologies.

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