Photography by Caleb Shane
‘Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness’ – these powerful words are uniquely and undeniably American. This American Dreams series features ordinary people with extraordinary stories of success and advice for making the most of your dreams. It reiterates the importance of shop local + share local, a part of our culture that makes Central Arkansas unique.
“We are always mindful of the MONDE mantra – helping people make the world a better, more meaningful place.”
We consider Monde Group a creator of place and a sponsor of culture,” explains Monde Group Founder & Managing Partner Blake Jackson. The careful selection of the word MONDE to represent the company’s values is intentional. “Monde is French – meaning people, society and world. Our properties celebrate the potential of those three components and the power of innovative design.” That’s the vision of each Monde Group project: providing residents with an inspiring environment with quality design, impeccable service and world-class amenities.
Monde Group is a development firm that specializes in real estate, architectural design, marketing and management. This unique interdisciplinary business model brings together the talent + expertise of the Jackson family whose combined skills achieve greatness. As a result, Monde Group plays a pivotal role throughout the development process – providing complete design, planning and vision to each project with a combination of practicality + artistry.
In Central Arkansas, The Villa at River Pointe Drive is a beacon of place + culture. Inspired by the Italian Riviera, this 14 acre planned community along the Arkansas River in Maumelle exudes European elegance. Amenities include 2 pools with cabanas, a clubhouse, fitness center and private event center. Regionally, the Monde Group has plans to expand in North Little Rock adjacent to Rockwater Village. “Our developments offer a sense of place and memorable experiences. It’s magical when people come together to share their lives in an atmosphere of unity, harmony and friendship,” Blake notes. “We take that responsibility to heart. The spaces we create will last much longer than we will, so it’s important to do them right. They inevitably will become our legacy.”
Blake remembers, “Early in my life my father told me to build a successful business you need to have control and be scalable – creating a company with that vision was the vehicle to do just that. Architecture is a wonderful education, but to achieve the full vision of a project from initial design, to building design, to marketing and operation – you have to become a developer and that’s what we did.” But these guys are developers with a toolbox of resources including design and measurable experience which consistently produces the highest standards.
Father James Jackson was a designer at Cromwell Architects Engineers for nearly four decades. The three brothers have diverse professional experience – adding depth and invaluable insight to the company’s portfolio of services. Lee Butler Jackson is a partner and investor, Edward’s primary focus is land management for McGeorge Contracting Company and Blake provides complete oversight for all facets of Monde Group developments and future planning. “We are always mindful of the MONDE mantra – helping people make the world a better, more meaningful place. We do this through imagination, design and social planning as we build responsibly and create extraordinary places.”