Who We Are

At Aspire Realty Group, we believe what sets us apart is a genuine commitment to customer service. We consider it a fundamental piece of our business to go above and beyond expectations! This extends to our owners, tenants, buyers, sellers, contractors, and everyone else whose help is necessary to complete the day-to-day task of what we do.

Please email with any questions you have and we look forward to working with you in whatever capacity serves your needs!

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Jesi Watts

Principal Broker • jesi@aspirerealtylr.com

Jessica Barnes Watts (Jesi) is the Principal Broker for Aspire Realty Group. Jesi started managing her first property in 2014, an AirBnB in Little Rock, Arkansas, and was hooked on real estate management.

Jesi got her Bachelor's degree in Advertising/Public Relations in 2002 from UA Little Rock and her Master of Business Administration in 2007, also from UA Little Rock. After spending the last couple of years teaching EAST at Pulaski Heights Middle (Go Panthers!) she decided to make property management her full time gig in 2019.

Jesi feels that customer service is the most important part of property management and is committed to bringing together the perfect tenants for the perfect property.

In her spare time (haha) she enjoys spending time with her sons, Cohen and Wilder, and her husband, James, reading, good food, and time with friends.

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Lacey Roark

Maintenance Coordinator • lacey@aspirerealtylr.com

Lacey Roark has been the Maintenance Coordinator of all property management operations since 2020. What started part-time has turned into the full-time job she truly loves! She takes pride in great customer service and wears many hats from handling maintenance requests and scheduling to ensuring the books are in order.

Lacey got her cosmetology license at Paul Mitchell The School in 2015 and worked as a cosmetologist for 5 years at The Shortcut Salon in North Little Rock. She and her husband, Blain, now live in Searcy and own/operate Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers there.

Lacey is also a stay-at-home mom to her 2 precious boys, Hawkins and Miles. If/when she gets a free moment she enjoys reading or catching up on her shows.

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Beverly Dunaway

Property Manager • bev@aspirerealtylr.com

Bev has a background in corporate sales, marketing, project management, and small business ownership/management. Her interest in property management came from managing her own properties for several years, which resulted in her being delighted to join the owners of Aspire Realty Group who were focusing on growing their business.

Bev received her BBA from Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business. She is a professionally-certified integral coach with a specific interest in dialogue. She is passionate about helping people develop their ability to communicate in ways that create possibilities rather than controversy and dispute.

Bev was born and raised in Little Rock where she now spends much of her free time enjoying her three grandchildren's athletic and educational pursuits. In past years, she served as President and, later, Executive Director of the Arkansas Farmers Market Association. In 2010-2011, she spearheaded a USDA-funded grant to help increase access to nutritious local foods for people living in low-income rural food deserts. She sits on the Board of Meadowcreek, Inc. in Fox, AR, where she follows her interest in supporting rural life in Arkansas.

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Mark Daven

Agent • markdaven8@gmail.com

Aspiring to make your home buying and selling experience rewarding and enjoyable!

Simply put, Mark has a passion for real estate. He has spent his entire professional career working in the Arkansas real estate industry, obtaining his real estate sales license in 2010. In addition to his real estate sales license, Mark is also a licensed real estate appraiser, attorney, and Graduate Realtors Institute Designee. Obtaining these additional licenses has allowed Mark to deepen his understanding of real estate transactions, helping him provide high quality, competent service to buyers and sellers throughout the state.

Mark is loyally committed to his clients, and he firmly believes that buying and selling a home should be a comfortable and rewarding experience. One of Mark’s main goals in any transaction is to help clients feel fulfilled both personally and financially.

Outside of real estate, Mark enjoys spending time with his family, enjoying the outdoors, and following college sports. Whether you are searching for a new house or looking to sell a cherished home, it would be Mark’s sincere pleasure to assist with your real estate plans.

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Jeff Scherry

Agent • j_scherry@yahoo.com

Aspiring to bring his dedication and knowledge to his business.

Jeff Scherrey brings his military experience to real estate providing dedication to every transaction. He has been in real estate since 2006. He specializes in foreclosures and is currently one of the most respected REO agents. He formed The Scherrey Team in 2011. Before coming to Aspire, he served as the CEO of the Little Rock branch of Keller Williams Realty where he grew the company 60%. He has the following professional certifications: SFR, RDCPro, Five Star and REO.

Jeff served in the military with multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, serving on the front lines of the Army Infantry. He is married to Evie and they have two children.

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