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Posted 25 Sep 17 By: No comments yet

Old El Vado Motel gets new Ponderosa taproom

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The El Vado Motel and Casa Grande properties are trading in the chain link fence for a wall of beer taps. Construction is coming along at the site of the former El Vado Motel on Central, across from the ABQ BioPark, and the new El Vado Taproom is scheduled to open “in…

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Posted 11 May 17 By: No comments yet

Construction moves forward on El Vado, Casa Grande sites

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Construction is moving forward on the long-awaited restoration of the El Vado Motel as well as redevelopment of the former Casa Grande site. Crews have been active for several months on both work sites, reports Rick Davis, an Albuquerque residential and commercial builder and executive director of Family Housing Development Corp., a…

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Posted 03 Apr 17 By: No comments yet

Las Estancias benefits long-underserved area

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Las Estancias, the massive mixed-used commercial development in the South Valley, is expecting to welcome more newcomers this year. Once considered an underserved trade area in need of retail, medical, entertainment, banks and other business services, Las Estancias so far has generated 150,000 square feet of new construction at the site near…

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Posted 15 Nov 16 By: No comments yet

Blaze Pizza ready to fire up Albuquerque

Red-hot Blaze Pizza is heading our way. The country’s fastest-growing restaurant chain expects to open its first Albuquerque location next year in a new retail development near San Pedro and Paseo del Norte,  according to the chain’s local franchisee, Yogesh Patel. Construction on the project is already underway on Holly Avenue, behind Chick-fil-A. One of…

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Posted 28 Oct 16 By: No comments yet

New bakery and new poke restaurant to open at Far North

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The food fest continues at Far North Shopping Center. Just a month after the center at San Mateo and Academy NE welcomed Aura restaurant and its European Mediterranean menu, Ben Perich of Colliers International said there are new leases with two more eateries: Doughboy’s Bake Shoppe and Aloha Poke. Doughboy’s is a…

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Posted 20 Oct 16 By: No comments yet

Local coffee company opens first drive-thru location to compete against Starbucks

You now have a new stop on your way to work to get your morning caffeine. New Mexico Piñon Coffee Co. opened its first drive-thru location at 5222 4th St. NW. It’s the locally-based coffee producer’s second store in Albuquerque. The new shop will serve New Mexico Piñon Coffee’s house-made coffee, such as its dark…

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Posted 06 Oct 16 By: No comments yet

NAI Maestas & Ward promotes Brett Hills to Senior Director

On a regular basis, we hear of a friend or colleague who appears to have risen meteorically to the top of their profession.  They seem to have done this with great ease, in a short period of time.  It appears they were lucky and simply struck the jackpot.  Most often this is not truly the…

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Posted 13 Jul 16 By: No comments yet

The 24s @ Uptown

Uptown building to become condos, retail   An 86,000-square-foot office building in Albuquerque’s Uptown area will be transformed into luxury residential condominiums and a mixed-use project. The office building, 2424 Louisiana Blvd. NE, is under a new local ownership group and they have big plans for the building that will add more housing to the…

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Posted 11 Jul 16 By: No comments yet

Westside project to transform Coors

Westside project to transform Coors gas station into retail — including a big restaurant name Construction crews have been ripping up a former Westside Albuquerque gas station and Midas auto care location on the southeast corner of Coors Boulevard and Tucson Road. In its place will be a new 12,000-square-foot retail center. The project, to…

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Posted 11 May 16 By: No comments yet

Food truck has plans for Nob Hill’s former Shade Tree space

Nob Hill’s forthcoming restaurant Pete’s Frites may have hamburgers on its menu, but it’s not just any old burger joint. In fact, the new restaurant, which will open mid-summer, said it wants to be known for a menu item often given second thought—the french fry. Maria and Peter Gabriele started Pete’s Frites as a food…

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Posted 07 Mar 16 By: No comments yet

Calif. tile company to open showroom in ABQ

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A California-based tile and stone company has purchased 4½ acres in Albuquerque’s Renaissance area for a new 50,000-square-foot development that will feature its first New Mexico showroom and space for up to three more tenants. Bedrosians, an independent porcelain and tile importer, distributor and manufacturer with more than 35 locations around the…

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Posted 18 Jan 16 By: No comments yet

NAI Maestas & Ward promotes 26-year-old to director — youngest ever

Clayton King got the attention of the Albuquerque business community in the summer of 2014 when he stole the show a bit at a packed NAIOP-New Mexico luncheon event. The motivated young professional introduced, to many for the first time, the spending power of the millennial demographic. He drove home the significance of their spending…

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Posted 12 Nov 15 By: No comments yet

University’s support center will be downtown, at least for now

Rapid City, S.D.-based National American University, whose plan to hire hundreds at a new support center in Albuquerque, has a “handshake agreement” to lease about 4,000 square feet of temporary starter space at First Plaza Galeria in Downtown, according to Gemini Rosemont Commercial Real Estate. The university is still looking at Albuquerque’s office market for…

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Posted 02 Nov 15 By: No comments yet

Business First relocating to Class A office tower

Albuquerque Business First will move from its Downtown offices in December to a 10-story Class A office building — Two Park Square — in the Uptown corridor. Business First signed a five-year lease for about 4,000 square feet in the complex, located at 6565 Americas Parkway NE. Candace Beeke, who joined Business First as publisher…

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Posted 24 Jul 15 By: No comments yet

East Albuquerque has a new brewery—Quarter Celtic Brew Pub

It may be hidden from the main road and away from the typical brewery corridor, but the owners of Albuquerque’s next brewery say a trip off the beaten path to their new brew pub will be well worth it. Brothers Ror and Brady McKeown with business partners David Facey and Lee Jay Wilson will open a…

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Posted 20 Jul 15 By: No comments yet

Real estate buyers eye the Duke City again

Back on the radar: Real estate buyers eye the Duke City again It took one phone call for Alfredo Barrenechea of Absolute Investment Realty to sell a property on Alameda Boulevard with a Burger King on it. He also listed a property featuring a national pizza chain and got 12 quick offers. That one sold…

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Rad(ish) opens Downtown Albuquerque

CuppyCakes duo opens restaurant Cami Jones and Alexis Dowling are doing to breakfast and lunch what they’ve done to dessert – make it a little bit healthier.   The duo behind CuppyCakes – a line of low-calorie, bite-size frosted treats – have expanded their repertoire with a new Downtown restaurant. Rad(ish) – which uses the tag…

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Posted 14 Jul 15 By: No comments yet

Report says industrial real estate activity highest since 2007

Albuquerque’s industrial real estate market continues to improve, as occupancy climbs and rents remain steady. A new report by CBRE New Mexico shows Albuquerque’s industrial buildings and warehouses experienced positive absorption for the 11th quarter in a row. Year-to-date net absorption hit nearly 400,000 square feet, the highest amount of first half activity recorded in…

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Posted 09 Jul 15 By: No comments yet

Steve Maestas reflects on six months at Fed helm, real estate projects and his future

NAI Maestas & Ward

Steve Maestas, the founder of Albuquerque’s NAI Maestas & Ward, is recognized as a local business leader in the commercial real estate and development field. He’s also past chair of Albuquerque Economic Development and a trustee for the Albuquerque Community Foundation. He was recently appointed chairman of the board of directors of the Kansas City…

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Posted 25 Jun 15 By: No comments yet

East Downtown MMA facility takes shape — looks for restaurant, retail operators

The Jackson/Wink MMA fighting and training facility in Albuquerque’s East Downtown is beginning to take shape. The mats are in, a second octagon is on its way and some of the facility’s living units have been rented out. Coaches Greg Jackson and Mike Winklejohn are behind the new center, located on the northeast corner of…

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Posted 22 May 15 By: No comments yet

Millennials leading the way

New Mexico….Multi-family Housing update 2015 Multi-family Housing is coming of age in New Mexico and the Millennial Generation is spurring the growth.  The old adage of “location, location, location” is ever present as the placement of a property in relation to cultural, educational, entertainment and natural amenities becomes a major factor in the value of…

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Posted 07 May 15 By: No comments yet

GandyDancer Railroad and Excavating Services New Headquarters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 7, 2015   GandyDancer Railroad and Excavating Services New Headquarters Albuquerque, New Mexico – GandyDancer Railroad and Excavating Services has completed the purchase of a new headquarters and maintenance location at 5801 Bobby Foster Road SE.  GandyDancer’s (the name is slang for railroad worker) new facility features an 18,000 square foot…

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Posted 26 Mar 15 By: No comments yet

Young commercial real estate players emerging in Albuquerque market (Albuquerque Business First)

Call them millennials or young professionals — they call themselves developing leaders. And in the commercial real estate industry in Albuquerque, they are quickly organizing. Three leaders — Josh Rogers, Clayton King and Chris Clepper — have taken the reins of a newly refreshed NAIOP – New Mexico  group for the younger set. NAIOP is the commercial…

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Posted 19 Mar 15 By: No comments yet

Investors offer free land on Albuquerque’s west side to right employer

Watch – Jim Wible’s Interview on  Watch KOB 4 Eyewitness News Some investors are offering up acres of land near Paseo del Norte for free, so long as they go to the right employer. The west side of Albuquerque has been built up big time with housing developments, but large employers haven’t quite kept up. “This…

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Posted 30 Jan 15 By: No comments yet

Finding Flexibility on Unser Boulevard

Vivify Hot Yoga Opening Next Week New Mexico natives, Sean and Lisa Kehoe found peace with hot yoga. Now, they are embarking on bringing this invigorating experience to a new studio in Rio Rancho. Vivify Hot Yoga is set to open this coming week with breathtaking and unblocked views of the Sandia mountains. The owners,…

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Posted 23 Jan 15 By: No comments yet

RICHIE B’S PIZZA IS COMING TO ALBUQUERQUE

New York Style Pizza to be Served at Louisiana Shopping Center Preston Smith, a local entrepreneur is bringing a zesty national franchise to Albuquerque. Richie B’s Pizza has multiple locations throughout the nation including, Oregon, Colorado and Alabama and will soon be opening their first New Mexico location. Richie B’s is well- known for the…

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Posted 21 Jan 15 By: No comments yet

Movie theater marks latest project at $70 million Las Estancias development (Albuquerque Business First)

Albuquerque’s South Valley hasn’t been known as a night-out-at-the-movies kind of destination, but that could all change this year, as Carmike Cinemas (Nasdaq: CKEC) starts construction on a 12-screen theater this week at Las Estancias. Las Estancias is the 550,000-square-foot, $70 million retail development with a health care facility on almost 80 acres at the…

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Posted 18 Dec 14 By: No comments yet

John Henderson III to Retire at end of December

John Henderson III, Director, specializing in the investment and leasing of office properties, has been highly recognized as a leading member of the Albuquerque real estate industry for over 40 years. John has been the recipient of many real estate industry accolades including recognition as the REALTOR of the Year for both Commercial Association of…

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Posted 04 Dec 14 By: No comments yet

Now We’re Cooking to Move in January

 As Seen in Albuquerque Journal After 23 years in the same location, a popular Albuquerque kitchen store is ready to mix things up. Now We’re Cooking will move northward in January, leaving its longtime home at Academy and Wyoming NE for new digs at Paseo del Norte and Wyoming NE. Now We’re Cooking will remain…

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Posted 09 Oct 14 By: No comments yet

GOVERNOR ANNOUNCES FLAGSHIP FOOD GROUP’S ENTRY TO NEW MEXICO

Flagship Food Group Intends to Hire 300 People Flagship Food Group is known for manufacturing processed foods and delivering these goods both on the national and international level. They have now selected a site in New Mexico for their new headquarters location. On October 7th, Governor Susana Martinez, and Mayor Richard Berry announced the entry…

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Posted 26 Sep 14 By: No comments yet

Cafe Caribe, Latin American restaurant opening in Downtown Albuquerque (Albuquerque Business First)

A rookie restaurant owner is planning to bring a new style of cuisine to Downtown Albuquerque. Alejandro Arteaga said he’ll open Café Caribe ABQ in December at Downtown Albuquerque’s 4th Street Mall — which is now under reconstruction. Arteaga, who will act as owner and chef, said the restaurant will offer Latin-Caribbean cuisine. He said…

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Posted 10 Sep 14 By: No comments yet

Shelly Branscom featured in ABQ Business First; CREW-NM program helps 20 transition into area workforce

Under the radar this summer, the Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) New Mexico chapter embarked on an inaugural outreach project. But while it wasn’t meant to be a big splash, members say it had a big effect on them and Crossroads for Women, which partnered with CREW for a half-day vocational workshop for Crossroads clients….

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Posted 11 Jul 14 By: No comments yet

Innovate ABQ is a Reality

First Baptist Church Sale Completed First Baptist Church has completed the sale to UNM/Lobo Development and the City of Albuquerque the historic First Baptist Church property located at Central and Broadway. The buyer has stated previously the site will be used to house Innovate ABQ, the business incubator to be managed by STC UNM. The…

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Posted 23 May 14 By: No comments yet

Steve Kraemer Joins NAI Maestas & Ward

  ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO – May 23, 2014 – NAI Maestas & Ward, a member of the world’s premier managed network of commercial real estate firms, announced today that Steve Kraemer joined the firm as an Office Advisor. In this role, Steve will primarily focus on the leasing and sale of office commercial properties. Steve…

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Posted 20 May 14 By: No comments yet

George Chronis Joins NAI Maestas & Ward

  ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO – May 20, 2014 – NAI Maestas & Ward, a member of the world’s premier managed network of commercial real estate firms, announced today that George Chronis joined the firm as a Multifamily Advisor. In this role, George will primarily focus on the leasing and sale of multifamily commercial properties. George Chronis…

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Posted 19 May 14 By: No comments yet

Diller, Flanagan head new Maestas & Ward investment arm

as seen in Albuquerque Business First     Rich Diller says even though Albuquerque real estate has seen recessionary fits and starts, it has proven to be a good investment. Out-of-state buyer groups are investigating the Albuquerque market, he said, in some cases for the first time ever.“People are looking for a return, and often…

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Diller, Flanagan head new Maestas & Ward investment arm

as seen in Albuquerque Business First     Rich Diller says even though Albuquerque real estate has seen recessionary fits and starts, it has proven to be a good investment. Out-of-state buyer groups are investigating the Albuquerque market, he said, in some cases for the first time ever.“People are looking for a return, and often…

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Posted 05 May 14 By: No comments yet

RR shopping center getting new life

RR shopping center getting new life   The Rio Rancho Shopping Center at 4100 Southern Blvd. SE has been getting some increased attention lately.There is a forthcoming Walmart Neighborhood Market, in the early stages of construction, after the demolition of a government building on the more than nine-acre site. NAI Maestas & Ward advisers Clayton…

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Posted 01 May 14 By: No comments yet

Shelly Branscom Attains Senior Advisor

ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO – April 30, 2014 – NAI Maestas & Ward, a member of the world’s premier managed network of commercial real estate firms, announced today the promotion of Shelly Branscom to Senior Advisor. Shelly Branscom is an office specialist who is also experienced with handling school properties. She joined the NAI Maestas &…

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Posted 29 Apr 14 By: No comments yet

Gannon Coffman Joins NAI Maestas & Ward

  ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO – April 29, 2014 – NAI Maestas & Ward, a member of the world’s premier managed network of commercial real estate firms, announced today that Gannon Coffman joined the firm as a Retail Advisor. In this role, Gannon will primarily focus on the leasing and sale of retail commercial properties. Gannon…

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Posted 21 Feb 14 By: No comments yet

Four Advisors at NAI Maestas & Ward Recognized on a Global Level

NAI Global Recognizes Outstanding Performance   Stephanie Chang NAI Maestas & Ward    Las Vegas, Nevada – February 21, 2014:  NAI Global, the largest, most powerful global network of owner-operated commercial real estate brokerage firms, announced today that Rich Diller, CCIM, Director was recognized at performing at the Silver Elite level. Cole Flanagan, CPA, Senior…

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NAI Maestas & Ward names Debbie Harms Operating Partner; as seen in ABQ Business First

Debbie Harms

NAI Maestas & Ward names Debbie Harms operating partner Damon Scott, Reporter Albuquerque Business First   Debbie Harms and Steve Maestas merged their property management entities about five years ago. Now they’ve officially merged leadership responsibilities at Albuquerque’s NAI Maestas & Ward Commercial Real Estate. Harms is now the operating manager at the firm after being the managing…

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Posted 11 Feb 14 By: No comments yet

What it takes to be elite

What it takes to be elite Top Commercial Real Estate Firm Awards Its Best Written by: Stephanie Chang ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO – February 10, 2014 – NAI Maestas & Ward is delighted to congratulate Cole Flanagan, John Henderson III, Brett Hills, Keith Meyer, Shelly Branscom, and Todd Strickland for their outstanding performance. This group of…

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Posted 20 Jan 14 By: No comments yet

Growstones, Inc. Cracking the Mold

Growstones, Inc. Cracking the Mold Written by: Stephanie Chang Improving Albuquerque’s Footprint Growstones Inc. has a manufacturing process that uses recycled materials to improve soil structure. Helping Albuquerque to overcome its limited ability to recycle glass, Growstones Inc. is breaking up the scene. Its patented manufacturing process takes glass from landfills and turns it into one…

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Posted 27 Dec 13 By: No comments yet

Albuquerque’s Shops on Menaul strip center sold

Shops on Menaul - Cole

Albuquerque’s Shops on Menaul strip center sold Damon Scott Reporter- Albuquerque Business First | Dec 27, 2013, 9:50am MST A 16,200-square-foot strip center at one of Albuquerque’s busiest intersections has been sold. The Shops on Menaul, a nine-tenant retail center, was sold to Monarch Park LLC of California for an undisclosed amount. The property has previously been listed…

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Brett Hills Appetite for Restaurant Deals and Skiing as seen in Albuquerque Business First

Brett Hills ABQ Business First

Broker has a real appetite for restaurant deals and skiing Damon Scott Reporter- Albuquerque Business First | Dec 27, 2013, 4:00am MST Albuquerque began its acquaintance with Brett Hills after he landed here from Easton, Pa., with a degree from Lafayette College. He came to New Mexico in part because the skiing options, wide open spaces and mountains…

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Posted 26 Dec 13 By: No comments yet

CARNM names 2013 Realtor of the Year – ABQ Journal

Dave Hill CARNM REALTOR 2013

CARNM names Realtor of the year, top deals  By Richard Metcalf / Journal Staff Writer | 2 days ago Dave Hill, an office real estate broker and director at NAI Maestas & Ward, was named Realtor of the Year, while Colliers International swept the marketing deals of the year awards, at the Commercial Association of Realtors New Mexico…

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Posted 05 Nov 13 By: No comments yet

New Westside Pizza 9 Showcasing Gluten Free Pasta

Pizza 9

NEW WESTSIDE PIZZA 9 SHOWCASING GLUTEN FREE PASTA The Third Westside Location Has Big Plans Written by: Stephanie Chang Enchantment Pizza Inc., Pizza 9 Franchise Owner, opened their first Pizza 9 location in October of 2012 and have just opened a third Westside location this October. With over 3,000 square feet, this location has already been…

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Posted 18 Oct 13 By: No comments yet

Calder Conrad joins NAI Maestas & Ward

Calder Conrad

Calder Conrad recently joined NAI Maestas & Ward as a real estate professional specializing in retail properties. Calder was previously a Finance Manager for Sandia BMW and is dedicated to producing superior outcomes. He has provided proven results in the financial arena and has an avid business skill set. His enthusiastic approach, will bring a…

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Posted 15 Oct 13 By: No comments yet

First Baptist Church site on the market – ABQ Business First

First Baptist Church site on the market after years sitting idle It’s a prime piece of real estate on the edge of Downtown Albuquerque, but has been a magnet for transients in recent years. Now it’s on the market after being under a contract option with Albuquerque Public Schools for several years. The vacant First…

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Posted 10 Oct 13 By: No comments yet

Calibers Range is Getting Larger

Calibers

Calibers Opening Newest Location on West Side Written by: Stephanie Chang Former gas station, convenience store and quick service restaurant will now be home to Calibers Shooting Sports Center. Just over two years after the Calibers opened at Washington and Cutler, plans for another location arise. With 1.336 acres of land and a 5,923 square…

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Posted 07 Oct 13 By: No comments yet

The Mother of All Boot Camps

Strollers, Sweat, and Calorie Burning, Oh My! Written by: Stephanie Chang Ready to amp up its first physical location, this well established franchise hits the road with strollers; providing various fitness classes. Meghan Pflepsen is an ACE (American Council on Exercise) certified group fitness instructor who loves staying fit and has been running Baby Boot…

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Posted 01 Oct 13 By: No comments yet

Presidential Plaza Gears Up for the Opening of SWEAT Yoga

SWEAT Yoga Building

Yoga Classes Will Be Held in 1,900 Square Foot Studio Written by: Stephanie Chang It has been just over four months since the lease signing and the interior design work is complete at SWEAT Yoga Studio. On schedule to open, this 4,500 square foot space includes the 1,900 square foot studio, a day care, high…

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Posted 18 Sep 13 By: No comments yet

After Hours Pediatrics To Open Fourth Location

After Hours Pediatrics

Written by: Stephanie Chang Local Pediatric Center Expansion Provides New Option for Rio Rancho Parents New Mexico’s fastest growing city is soon to become the home of After Hours Pediatrics. Before long, After Hours Pediatrics will provide a full range of pediatric primary care services in the heart of Rio Rancho. Combining primary and after-hour…

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Posted 21 Aug 13 By: No comments yet

Capstone Targets Students for Cottage Style Housing

Capstone

Developer creating “Cottages of New Mexico” near UNM Community being developed targeted at college students. This urban community is not your average complex. Already taking lease applications, Capstone Collegiate Community, is located just east of Interstate 25 and Gibson.  The Alabama based developer has been extremely successful and developed over $3 billion in projects nationwide….

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Posted 15 Aug 13 By: No comments yet

The Tale of Two Cycles

Whitepaper_Tale-of-Two-Cycles

Dr. Peter Linneman, NAI Global Chief Economist “They were the best of times, they were the worst of times; each with too much supply in the face of cyclically low demand. Just as in Dickens’ Tale of Two Cities, every real estate cycle is the same, yet every cycle is different,” Dr. Peter Linneman stated…

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Posted 29 Jul 13 By: No comments yet

SWEAT Yoga Studio readies for opening, as seen in Albuquerque Business First

SWEAT Yoga Studio readies for opening Damon Scott, Reporter – Albuquerque Business First The city’s newest hot yoga studio is preparing to open in the Northeast Heights near Interstate 25 and Osuna Road. SWEAT Yoga Studio will be located in a former Alphagraphics space in The Shops @ Presidential Plaza. The owners of SWEAT are married…

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Posted 18 Jul 13 By: No comments yet

Stone Age Dominates Albuquerque Market

Local Climbing Gym Relocates to Accommodate Growing Enthusiasts Written by: Stephanie Chang Stone Age Climbing gym, Albuquerque’s largest climbing gym, will soon be located just off Interstate 40.  Major renovations will completely transform the building once occupied by Spa & Billiard World.  Once completely polished, Stone Age will be New Mexico’s state of the art…

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Posted 28 Jun 13 By: No comments yet

Small Animal Hospital Grand Opening

La Cueva Animal Hospital

La Cueva Animal Hospital Seeks to Enrich Pet Health Written by: Stephanie Chang On Saturday, July 27th the Grand Opening of the La Cueva Animal Hospital will take place. Not only will there be great giveaways, but there will also be treats for pets and humans. Forbes ranked Albuquerque 3rd for America’s Most Pet Friendly…

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Posted 21 Jun 13 By: No comments yet

Fiesta Yarns Spreading Its Colors

Fiesta Yarns

Local Yarn Dyer of Thirty Years Relocates Written by: Stephanie Chang The Village of Corrales is known for its agriculture and proximity to the Rio Grande River. Surrounded by nature, it is no wonder that a local yarn dyer emerged from this serene place. Wool dying was established in Rome around 715 BC and the…

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Posted 18 Jun 13 By: No comments yet

Driving School Focuses on Education

Jenkins Drivers Education

Drivers Ed Opens Near Cottonwood Mall Written by: Stephanie Chang Jenkins Drivers Ed creates strategy surrounding involved students, expanding operations. Education has become the forefront of many topics in the Albuquerque area. Jenkins Drivers Ed realizes the importance extra-curricular activities play on graduation rates. Its class schedule is flexible and works with students if they…

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Posted 17 Jun 13 By: No comments yet

Innovative Moving is Moving

Innovative Moving Systems

Commercial Moving Company Doubles Its Space Written by: Stephanie Chang Innovative Moving Systems is taking its operations to a new height. This company is stretching the notions of commercial moving with its fresh framework. Created by New Mexico natives, Wayne and Chase Moss, Innovative Moving Systems was founded just over two years ago. Featured in…

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Posted 12 Jun 13 By: No comments yet

Chiropractic Firm Expanding; Keeps Albuquerque Active

Bernaillo Marketplace - SunBear Chiropractic

 SunBear Chiropractic Finds New Market to Keep Mobile Written by: Stephanie Chang Sunbear Chiropractic opens in the main shopping center of Bernalillo, bringing its services to an underserved area.  Sunbear Chiropractic is locally owned and well known for its focus on patient education. Dr. William “Bill” Dogget, first opened Sunbear Chiropractic in 1982 and works…

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Posted 28 May 13 By: No comments yet

Encompassing Technology; Making a Better City – CH2MHill

3721 Rutledge: CH2MHill

 CH2MHill Maintains the Whole Lifecycle Written by: Stephanie Chang Helping to improve and grow industry in Albuquerque, CH2MHill is focused on sustainability. Being a global leader in consulting, design, operations and program management, as well as consultation, CH2MHill is now home to 7,639 square feet located just off Jefferson and Paseo del Norte. Aside from…

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Posted 14 May 13 By: No comments yet

Applebee’s Coming Soon to Coors and Montano

Applebee's Restaurant

New Applebee’s Location to Open This Year Written by: Stephanie Chang With the summer’s longer days and great weather coming, Applebee’s plans to bring its Fresh Flavors of Summer to the Taylor Ranch area. Applebee’s newly revamped locations are doing well in the Albuquerque area, and soon the opening of a ninth location at the…

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Posted 07 May 13 By: No comments yet

First Rate Sweet Treat Concept Opens

Family Owned Baked Good Concept Incorporates Gelato Written by: Stephanie Chang Oh My Sweet Cravings is stepping outside the normal everyday drive-thru options in Bernalillo. Located just off 550 in Bernalillo, Oh My Sweet Cravings is stepping up with a new sweet treat concept. This family owned business has creations for gelato and cupcakes that…

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Posted 02 May 13 By: No comments yet

Private and Government Sector Service Company Relocates

One of the Fastest Growing Companies in the U.S. Brings Opportunity to Albuquerque. Written by: Stephanie Chang Albuquerque, New Mexico – May 2, 2013 – Providing a plethora of resources, JGMS, Inc. also has a focus to positively impact communities through charitable support programs.  JGMS, Inc. was founded in 2001 and is certified by the…

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Posted 22 Apr 13 By: No comments yet

Albuquerque comes together to raise over $7000.00 to aid victims in Boston

Over 500 Runners Participated in the Boston Marathon Relief Run Written by: Stephanie Chang Albuquerque, New Mexico – April  22, 2013 – In an effort to help those impacted by the tragedy in Boston, the citizens of Albuquerque joined forces to raise funds for victims by running in the Boston Marathon Relief Run. Albuquerque Running…

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Posted 20 Mar 13 By: No comments yet

Albuquerque Publishing Company Building Sold

Written by: Stephanie Chang Albuquerque, New Mexico, March 20, 2013 – An Albuquerque downtown mainstay sold by the Albuquerque Publishing Company.  The Albuquerque Publishing Company is the production and distribution agent for the Albuquerque Journal and has been serving New Mexico since the 1880’s. It recently sold its 5,950 square foot building located at the…

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Posted 25 Feb 13 By: No comments yet

Increase in Housing in the Albuquerque Metro

Written by: Stephanie Chang Albuquerque, New Mexico – February 25, 2013 – New residential mortgage lender will start servicing the Albuquerque area as of March 1st, 2013. Lewallen Mortgage will be located just east of San Mateo and north of the Arroyo del Oso Golf Course in the Academy Office Park. This location is close…

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Posted 18 Feb 13 By: No comments yet

Commissioner Art De La Cruz, Community Leaders Break Ground on Las Estancias Commercial Development

 Issued by Bernalillo County,   Andrew Lenderman  February 16, 2013 Hundreds of New Jobs, More Services Planned for South Valley Bernalillo County – Commissioner Art De La Cruz and community leaders today broke ground on a major commercial construction project that aims to bring hundreds of jobs and new services to the South Valley and the Southwestern…

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Posted 12 Feb 13 By: No comments yet

Algodones, NM Sees Rise in Real Estate Activity

Algodones, New Mexico – February 12, 2013 – As the trend in commercial real estate stays steady the small town of Algodones, New Mexico peaks in commercial real estate transactions. Algodones, New Mexico recently had three acres of land sold on January 31, 2013. This property was on the market less than three months and…

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U.S. 8th Largest Mortgage Lender Sees Growth in Albuquerque

Written by: Stephanie Chang Albuquerque, New Mexico –February 1, 2013 – As the downward trend in home sales comes to an end, this mortgage lender is ready to utilize its trending technology to effectively serve the rise in clients. Sierra Pacific Mortgage Company has been successfully operating in Albuquerque for over 26 years.  They are…

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Immigration attorneys expansion in Albuquerque

Maney|Gordon, Attorneys at Law Proclaim the Relocation of their Albuquerque Office. Albuquerque, New Mexico – January 9, 2013 – New business growth and office space leasing activity in the Gibson and Yale area were led by Maney|Gordon, Attorneys at Law, a company with over 35 years’ experience specialized in immigration law. Maney|Gordon, Attorneys at Law…

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Erik Olson, CCIM | Silver Moon Lodge site plans to be discussed | KOB Eyewitness News 4 | December 10, 2012

Silver Moon Lodge site plans to be discussed Posted at: 12/10/2012 4:46 PM | Updated at: 12/10/2012 6:26 PM By: Chris Ramirez, KOB Eyewitness News 4 There is a plan to replace what once was the Silver Moon Lodge at Central and 10th near Downtown Albuquerque. The plan calls for a 151-unit apartment complex, holding…

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Scalo Moves to Paradise

Steve Paternoster, Owner/Operator of local favorite Scalo Northern Italian Grill, has announced a change of scenery for his business offices. A recent purchase of 4209 San Mateo NE moves the business offices from their current location on Ellison to the well known home of Paradise Village, a local electronics retailer, on San Mateo just south…

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Posted 27 Jun 12 By: No comments yet

Local Preschool and Childcare Center Opens Fifth Location on ABQ West Side

The summer is just getting started, but for many parents, the coming school year and many child care decisions that go with it are already looming. For families on Albuquerque’s West Side, a new child care option might be just the solution.  ABC Preschool recently leased two free standing buildings at Paseo del Norte and…

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New Clinic Focuses on Full Service Care for People with Autism and Caregivers

The quiet southeast corner of Seagull Street and Osuna is soon to become the home of Stimulating Minds Autism Clinic. Set to open their doors on August 1, Stimulating Minds Autism Clinic is poised to provide a variety of services to patients and caregivers alike. From applied behavioral analysis, social skills groups and educational resources…

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Posted 19 Jun 12 By: No comments yet

Dos Hermanos Re-Opens in the Duke City

Dos Hermanos is back! The popular New Mexican restaurant is re-opening its doors in the Market Place at Journal Center on Jefferson near Paseo del Norte. Dos Hermanos opened in New Mexico in the 1990’s and served a wide range of New Mexican favorites to devoted fans. In November 2011, after struggling through the poor…

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Posted 02 May 12 By: No comments yet

Hanover Business Park Approaches 100% Occupancy

Hanover Business Park, a recent commercial development in Albuquerque’s West Mesa area, is steadily reaching occupancy. The newest lease, signed for 2,212 square feet of space, represents 89% occupancy in the first phase of construction, and a beautiful new home for New Life Tabernacle Church.  Hanover Business Park is being developed in three phases, the…

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NAI Maestas & Ward Commercial Real Estate Assists in SAIA Relocation, Fills Vacancy in Albuquerque Industrial Landscape

SAIA, Inc. has announced the expansion and relocation of their Albuquerque terminal. The less-than-truckload trucking company provides regional trucking service to the South and Southwest as well as partner serviced trucking across the United States and internationally. The company is the industry leader in customer care, and focuses all aspects of business on customer satisfaction….

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Posted 28 Nov 11 By: No comments yet

NAI Maestas & Ward Broker Assists Los Cuates with Westside Expansion

A very successful Albuquerque restaurant is expanding its operations to the Westside of the Metro area. Los Cuates recently purchased the building formerly occupied by Copeland’s New Orleans Style Restaurant. “This was a very successful location for many years and will be successful in the future as Los Cuates which is a proven Mexican food…

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Exciting Opportunity for Albuquerque Real Estate Development

The City of Albuquerque, Peak Hospitality, LLC and NAI Maestas & Ward Commercial Real Estate have joined forces to tear down the Silver Moon Lodge and create new opportunities for the 1.3 acre site located at 918 Central Avenue on the corner of 10th Street and Central Avenue.  “Downtown lacks prime land to develop anything…

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NAI Maestas & Ward announces the sale of vacant land, Northeast Heights, to Twisters

Steve Maestas, Managing Partner of Maestas & Ward Commercial Real Estate, announces the sale of the 25,000 square foot vacant land parcel in the retail center near the Northwest corner of Paseo del Norte and Wyoming, to Twisters Restaurant. According to Ray Ubieta and Gary Hines, owners of Twisters, this wil be the 15th location…

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Sale of Assisted Living/Church/Retreat Facility

Steve Maestas, Managing Partner of NAI Maestas & Ward Commercial Real estate, announces the sale of the former Spiritual Renewal Center at 6400 Coors Blvd, NW to the Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande. The 2-building complex is situated on 4.5 acres in the scenic Rio Grande Bosque.  It offers fully landscaped grounds with a water…

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Posted 31 Dec 10 By: No comments yet

After Hours Pediatrics Begins Construction on Third Location

After hours Pediatrics has begun construction on its third location in the Albuquerque area, at Paseo Place (Northwest corner of Paseo del Norte and San Pedro).  After Hours Pediatrics is a unique practice specializing in traditional child care and acute care services available in the evenings, on weekends and during holidays (by appointment).  This new…

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Posted 30 Nov 10 By: No comments yet

Sale of University Towers Successful

NAI Maestas & Ward Announces Sale of University Towers, 1650 University Blvd, NE. John M. Henderson III, CCIM, Director at NAI Maestas & Ward, has negotiated the sale of University Towers at 1650 University NE for The Regents of the University of New Mexico which closed on November 19, 2010. “After 18 months of work…

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Posted 24 Aug 10 By: No comments yet

Chipotle Leads The Way

Chipotle Mexican Grill experienced a 14% sales increase in 2009 making them the leader in the fast casual category. The Denver based restaurant chain has recently surpassed 1000 locations and are poised for continued growth including national expansion. To read more go to: http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-0819-fast-casual-pei-wei-20100818,0,950793.story

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Posted 05 Aug 10 By: No comments yet

New Ross Dress For Less Opens In NE ABQ

NAI Maestas & Ward is excited to announce the grand opening of Albuquerque’s newest Ross Dress for Less at the SE corner of Juan Tabo and Menaul. Ross opened July 17th, 2010 after completely renovating the former Albertson’s/Raley’s grocery store in this shopping center.  For more information call Steve at 505-878-0001.

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Albuquerque Ratings – AED Report

Albuquerque Economic Development released the latest rating and new company announcements. Ratings Albuquerque Ranked Among Forbes’ Best Places – Forbes, 2004 – 2010 Albuquerque Named Among  “Best Bang for the Buck Cities” – Forbes, December 2010 Albuquerque Ranked 2nd Best City in the US 2009 – Kiplinger’s, July 2009 Albuquerque Named 6th Best City in…

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Posted 25 Feb 10 By: No comments yet

Five Guys Burgers prepares to munch into New Mexico

For hamburger aficionados hungering for gourmet beef chains to arrive in New Mexico, the wait is over. Five Guys Burgers and Fries, a fixture on the East Coast, is invading the Land of Enchantment with 15 restaurants over the next five years. Virginia-based Five Guys has sold New Mexico franchise rights to David and Alan…

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Posted 02 Nov 09 By: No comments yet

Stanford Clinic heading to new home

By Commercial Real Estate RICHARD METCALF Of the Journal Publication: Albuquerque Journal (New Mexico) Originally part of the commercial real estate portfolio of Boise, Idaho based DBSI Inc., which filed Chapter 11 a year ago, the property cleared bankruptcy court before the purchase was finalized, said listing agent Karen Hudson ofNAI Maestas & Ward Commercial…

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Posted 07 Sep 09 By: No comments yet

Heritage health care to purchase new HQ

By Commercial Real Estate RICHARD METCALF Of the Journal Publication: Albuquerque Journal (New Mexico) Albuquerque-based Heritage Home Healthcare, with more than 1,200 employees, is lined up to purchase about three-quarters of a 48,400-square-foot “flex” office building at the Journal Center that’s been empty and available for more than a year. Founded in 1993 by Len…

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Albuquerque #2 Best City to Work

Albuquerque #2 Best City to Work – Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Renewable-energy and film industries fuel growth in our number-two pick. Population: 819,576 Income Growth: 7.8% Cost of Living Index: 98 Median Household Income: $45,634 Percentage of Workforce in Creative Class: 30% What Albuquerque wants, Albuquerque gets — and the city and state crave high-tech jobs,…

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Hospital Services Corporation Inceases Space by 40 Percent with Move to Journal Center

ALBUQUERQUE — Rapidly growing Hospital Services Corp., which provides a wide variety of management and administrative services to the healthcare industry and general business community, is moving to Journal Center. HSC has purchased the two-story, 24,388-square-foot building at 7471 Pan American Freeway NE in the heart of the North I-25 Corridor. The building previously housed…

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Paseo Nuevo Office Complex is One of Albuquerque’s Many Success Stories

ALBUQUERQUE — The best office space in town is being snatched up, and fast. Case in point: Paseo Nuevo Office Complex in the North I-25 Corridor. Since opening to tenants last June, the five-story, 106,000-square-foot Class A office building near the intersection of San Pedro Drive and Paseo del Norte, Paseo Nuevo has surged to…

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Posted 11 Feb 09 By: No comments yet

Local Retail Center Purchased by Local Investor

ALBUQUERQUE — The purchase of a local retail center by a local investor that was financed by a local bank is a model for how New Mexicans are working together to further grow and energize its already strong economy. The Shops at Montaño, a neighborhood retail center located at the intersection of two of the…

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Melrose Fashions Opens Its First Albuquerque Store

ALBUQUERQUE — Taking advantage of Albuquerque’s favorable economic climate and its large and vibrant Hispanic population, San Antonio, Texas-based discount fashion retailer Melrose has opened its 87 th store at Pro’s Ranch Atrisco Plaza, located at the intersection of Central Avenue and Atrisco Drive N.W. The 8,000-square-foot Melrose store features a wide array of affordable,…

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Posted 01 Jan 09 By: No comments yet

Albuquerque Property Values on the Rise (on the top 25 list)

Kiplinger’s, January 2009 Metro area population: 832,774 Median home price: $275,000 12-month change in home value: -0.5% Affordability index: 3/10 Homes sold this year: 8,144 Home value vs. national average: +37.5% Top employer: Intel While other midsize cities have fallen prey to rampant speculation, Albuquerque has hovered below the national real estate radar and largely…

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