CLIVE, Iowa — Joel King of Jonesboro has been hired for the newly created position of Mississippi Delta regional broker manager for Peoples Company, a leading provider of land brokerage, land management, land investment and appraisal services.

The company is opening an office in Jonesboro, growing the company’s presence in the Mississippi Delta region, serving clients in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi.

King is the president-elect of the Realtors Land Institute Arkansas Chapter, past-president of Arkansas Auctioneers Association, is an accredited land consultant and received his designation from the Certified Auctioneers Institute.

In addition to Joel King, Peoples Company has hired Kim King to bolster the company’s on-the-ground presence in Mississippi Delta states. She is a licensed Realtor and auctioneer.

“Peoples Company is thrilled to add high-caliber professionals like Joel and Kim King to our team and open an office in Jonesboro, which will allow our company to better-serve clients in the Mississippi Delta region,” said Steve Bruere, Peoples Company president.

Prior to joining Peoples Company, Joel King was the principal broker at King Real Estate in Jonesboro, a third-generation family-owned and operated real estate brokerage firm. King has extensive experience across real estate classes, including land, commercial and residential real estate.

Kim King, also formerly of King Real Estate, brings 30 years of experience to Peoples Company. As a Realtor and auctioneer, she has vast experience in handling properties in the six and seven-figure range. Ms. King is a member of the Northeast Arkansas Board of Realtors, Arkansas Auctioneers Association and the National Auctioneers Association.