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Posted 13 Nov 17 By: No comments yet

Blaze Pizza sets opening date for Coronado Center

Albuquerque’s Uptown area is becoming quite the hub for new restaurants. And Blaze Pizza will be adding to that hub this week. Senior Director with NAI Maestas and Ward Clayton King, who represented Blaze, said its Coronado Center location will have a soft opening Thursday and host a grand opening to the public Friday. Blaze and The Container…

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Posted 02 Mar 17 By: No comments yet

Shelly Branscom advances to Director

We all plan, create and implement our careers and over a life-time, we are able to see those careers blossom into feats of accomplishment and pride.  Occasionally, some of us are afforded opportunities to have two, or more, really great careers.  Shelly Branscom is one of the individuals who has been blessed with this occurrence in her…

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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 27 Jun 16 By: No comments yet

CRE Market Report

Commercial Real Estate Market Report by Keith Meyer For the past three years, the commercial real estate market in New Mexico has been improving, but mixed. It has been a case where a rising tide has not yet raised all boats.  It has been well documented that New Mexico has not enjoyed the job growth…

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Posted 04 Apr 16 By: No comments yet

Nob Hill gets chef Jennifer James, new retail development

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The heart of Nob Hill is getting some new blood. A pair of the neighborhood’s high-profile retail storefronts are being rejuvenated, with chef Jennifer James moving her operation to the former Elsa Ross boutique and a local real estate company purchasing the old Kurt’s Camera Corral with plans for redevelopment. James and…

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Posted 18 Mar 16 By: No comments yet

Twenty Years of Success

Stop for just a minute and think back to what you were doing 20 years ago.  For some, grade school, playgrounds, snacks and naps were the order of the day.  For some, new lives with new spouses and young families, bicycles, strollers and parent teacher conferences filled your evenings and weekends, while career building and…

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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 16 Jul 15 By: No comments yet

Todd Strickland

ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO – July 16, 2015 – NAI Maestas & Ward, a member of the world’s premier managed network of commercial real estate firms, announced today that Todd Strickland has been promoted to Senior Advisor. Todd joined NAI Maestas & Ward as an Advisor in 2011 and specializes in the lease and sale of Office…

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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 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 23 Feb 15 By: No comments yet

Albuquerque Innovation Fund to offer grants to business-boosting nonprofits (Albuquerque Business First)

Later this spring, more Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation money will come to Albuquerque to support entrepreneurial efforts, said Steve Maestas, the CEO of Maestas Development Group and founder of NAI Maestas & Ward. The new Albuquerque Innovation Fund will go live on March 27 as a partnership between the city of Albuquerque, the Kauffman Foundation…

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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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Posted 20 Feb 14 By: No comments yet

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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Posted 04 Feb 13 By: No comments yet

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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Posted 23 Jan 13 By: No comments yet

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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Steve Maestas | Maestas named to Federal Reserve Bank Board | NM Business Weekly | December 3, 2012

Maestas named to Federal Reserve Bank Board Steve  Maestas, the managing partner of NAI Maestas and Ward Commercial Real Estate, will serve as deputy director of the bank’s board in 2013. New Mexico Business Weekly by Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter Date: Monday, December 3, 2012. Maestas, the managing partner of NAI Maestas and Ward Commercial Real Estate,…

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Alternative Health Concepts Outgrows Its Location

Written by: Stephanie Chang With the upward trend of individuals seeking healthier lifestyles, Alternative Health Concepts (AHC) has been significantly improving lives, while growing its business. Due to its growing number of clientele, Alternative Health Concepts found itself outgrowing its 800 square foot office.  AHC recently leased a 2,000 square foot office/warehouse space on Ellison just…

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Global Energy Resource Company Fills Vacancy off the Big I

Written by: Stephanie Chang The bustling arterial of Pan American Freeway is now the home to Layne Southwest Inc., a national company dedicated to providing responsible resource solutions. Layne Southwest Inc., previously Reynolds Inc., officially opened doors to their new office on November 1st. Layne Southwest Inc. is a diversified company that specializes in water…

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Criterion Systems, Inc. Opens Doors in Albuquerque

New Mexico, long time home of government agencies, military bases, laboratories, and research facilities, welcomes the newest company becoming “local.” Criterion Systems, Inc. officially opened doors to their Albuquerque facility on September 20. The Virginia-based company specializes in cyber security, cloud computing, infrastructure operations, system engineering, and identity management. Criterion’s clients include the Departments of…

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Historic Schwartzman / Mudd Volleyball Land for Sale

Historic Schwartzman Land for Sale By Elaine D. Briseño Journal Staff Writer Albuquerque Journal October 6, 2012 Family wants to keep Mudd Volleyball Tournament A property that includes the site of the popular Carrie Tingley Hospital annual Mudd Volleyball Tournament is up for sale. The Mudd Volleyball site is part of the 400-acre property that…

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NAI Maestas & Ward to Market 400 + Acre Schwartzman Property in ABQ South Valley

The new “Schwartzman Commerce Center” will bring good jobs, new companies, and vital commerce to the South Valley (Albuquerque, NM): New Mexico commercial real estate firm NAI Maestas & Ward announced today that it is marketing for sale the 400-plus acre Schwartzman family property, located in Albuquerque’s South Valley. The Schwartzman family, which has owned much…

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Brett Hills | Vinaigrette restaurant to open near Old Town

Vinaigrette restaurant to open near Old Town New Mexico Business Weekly by Steve Ginsberg, Reporter Date: Thursday, September 6, 2012, 2:49pm MDT Santa Fe restaurateur Erin Wade is bringing her upscale salad bistro Vinaigrette to Albuquerque. Wade has signed a lease at 1916 Central Ave. SW for 3,300 square feet and will open in November, according…

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Developer Karam selling his ABQ portfolio

El Paso developer Eddie Karam and his Albuquerque partner Erik Olson have put their three Albuquerque properties up for sale.  To read more on this click on the following link. http://www.bizjournals.com/albuquerque/blog/morning-edition/2012/08/developer-karam-selling-his-abq.html

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NAI Maestas and Ward honored as one of The New Mexico Private 100

During a special lunch and program on August 23rd, 2012 NAI Maestas and Ward was honored as one of The New Mexico Private 100 for 2012. The luncheon held at Sandia Resort and Casino honored the top executives of The New Mexico Private 100, comprising the largest privately-held businesses located throughout New Mexico. This event…

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NAI Maestas & Ward Brokers Property for Stimulating Minds

Don’t Miss One-of-a-Kind Autism Clinic Open House in Albuquerque STIMULATING MINDS OPEN HOUSE THURSDAY, AUGUST 16 4:00 — 6:30 PM 6100 Seagull St. NE – Suite B202 Before Stimulating Minds Autism Clinic opened its doors this month, New Mexicans with Autism had almost no way to receive their various therapies and services all in one…

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Meineke to Provide Quick Service Car Care in Alameda Trade Area

Brakes squeaking? Need an oil change and you only have your lunch hour? Found yourself with dead battery? The newest Meineke Car Care Center in Albuquerque is just what you need. Carlos Segura, co-owner, has recently signed a lease for 3600 square feet of space on Alameda at San Pedro for the newest Meineke Car…

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Erik Olson quoted in July issue of National Realtor Magazine

Erik Olson, Senior Advisor with NAI Maestas & Ward was quoted in the July National Realtor Magazine concerning Multifamily trends.  Among many positive trends, Erik notes that there should be at least 1000 units breaking ground in Albuquerque by the end of 2012.  To read more go to http://realtormag.realtor.org/commercial/feature/article/2012/07/age-multifamily

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Steve Maestas Gives Mid-Year Commercial Real Estate Update

Steve Maestas, Managing Partner of NAI Maestas & Ward Commercial Real Estate, made a guest appearance on The Property Beat on Saturday, July 7 to give the Mid-Year Commercial Real Estate Update and offer insight into the art of real estate investments. During his interview, Maestas provides an overview of the commercial real estate market…

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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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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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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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Restaurants’ See Biggest Gains In Four Years

According to the NPD Group (Consumer Market Research Group), the leading provider of reliable consumer information, restaurants saw their strongest gains since 2008. Additionally, “The two food service sectors that increased guest counts in the first quarter were quick service and fine dining, NPD found. Visits to quick-service chains rose 2 percent during the period,…

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NAI Maestas & Ward Santa Fe Office Assists in Santa Fe Auto Showcase Relocation

After a year and a half of successful business on St. Michael’s Drive, Santa Fe Auto Showcase has signed a new lease and announced their relocation to 6820 Cerrillos Road in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Set to open the doors of their new location on July 1, owners Leo Duncan and Paul Proestos are confident…

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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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NAI Maestas & Ward Commercial Real Estated Honored as Top Leasing Firm in Albuquerque

NAI Maestas & Ward Commercial Real Estate has been named Top Leasing Firm by the national real estate research organization CoStar Group. Using overall leasing transaction volume in 2011, NAI Maestas & Ward was measured against all active commercial real estate brokerages in the Albuquerque area and proved to be a top producer. Contributing to…

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NAI Maestas & Ward’s Erik Olson Featured In CCIM Institute Magazine

NAI Maestas & Ward Senior Advisor, Erik Olson, CCIM has been featured in the CCIM Institute’s monthly magazine “Commercial Investment Real Estate”. The article, “Multifamily Media Frenzy: Apartment investments still rule the front page” discuss the successes of multifamily property sales despite the struggling economy. Erik is NAI Maestas & Ward’s multifamily expert with over…

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NAI Global Honors NAI Maestas & Ward with Eagle Award

NAI Maestas & Ward, headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, was recognized by NAI Global with its Eagle Award for performance in 2011. The Eagle Award recognizes the NAI member firm that best exemplifies the Right Stuff–a composite of leadership, capital and resources; commitment to quality; the desire and energy to grow; and sharing the NAI…

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A Tale of Two Markets

A Tale of Two Markets The current commercial real estate market reads like the Charles Dickens’ novel, A Tale of Two Cities: “it is the best of times and the worst of times”. After three plus years of slack demand, some New Mexico commercial real estate users and investors have apparently determined that now is…

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Pending Home Sales Up 26% from 2010

It appears home sales are stabilizing in Albuquerque. Read More…..with Holiday retail sales looking good, I’m believing 2012 will be a strong year for retail expansion in Albuquerque. Friday, December 30, 2011 NAI Maestas & Ward | Phn 505-878-0001    

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Record Crowds At Chipotle’s First Opening In NM – Fire Marshall On Scene Due To Length Of Line

It has been a week since Chipotle opened it’s doors to their first location in New Mexico and there is still a line around the building during lunch. Chipotle is so popular that some people waited over two hours in line. In fact, even the Fire Marshall was called on scene due to how many…

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Multifamily Housing Development Site Sold by NAI Maestas & Ward Broker

NAI Maestas & Ward Commercial Real Estate Advisor and Director Jim Hakeem recently sold 15.5 acres of vacant land at Coors Blvd. and Montano Rd NW. “This particular site had been on the market for an extensive time,” said Jim. “It is really considered the #1 multifamily housing development site in Albuquerque.” A high-end, 240-unit…

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NAI Maestas & Ward Advisor Assists Amazing Gates with Relocation

A New Mexico company located in Bernalillo that has been in business since 1985 has leased space at 8617 Paseo Alameda NE in Albuquerque. Amazing Gates of America will occupy 13,824 square feet in their new location according to NAI Maestas & Ward Commercial Real Estate Broker and Director Rich Diller. The company is a…

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Industrial & Office Market Update Presentation

Debbie Harms, CCIM, SIOR, and Partner at NAI Maestas & Ward presented an update on the status of the commercial real estate office market at a NAIOP luncheon on November 14. Debbie, who has nearly 30 years of experience in commercial real estate brokerage, development, leasing and property management, gave a comprehensive overview of the…

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Academy Office Park New Home for Blue Sky Tours

Debbie Harms, CCIM, SIOR and Partner at NAI Maestas & Ward recently leased a 7,000 square foot space at 6723 Academy Rd NE to Blue Sky Tours, Inc., a leading wholesaler of tours to Hawaii. “This is a great location for this company. They have been in business since 1981 and they will do well…

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Chipotle Mexican Grill Opens in Albuquerque Uptown

The long awaited Chipotle Mexican Grill is opening its first location in Albuquerque with a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by Mayor Richard Berry on Tuesday, December 6 at 10:45 a.m. The restaurant is located on the southeast corner of Menaul and Louisiana and will be a main attraction for residents as well as business people…

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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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Commercial Real Estate Advisor Discusses Multifamily Housing Sector

NAI Maestas & Ward Senior Advisor Erik Olson, CCIM, comments in the November/December issue of Commercial Investment Real Estate on prevailing cap rates, the re-emergence of credit unions as potential funding sources, and the overall trends in the multifamily housing sector. Erik is quoted in the article, “Multifamily Media Frenzy,” as saying “Niche multifamily properties…

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Colores de Cabezon Office Condominium Sold by NAI Maestas & Ward Brokers

A premier office property at 2401 Cabezon Blvd. SE in Rio Rancho near the newly completed Presbyterian Rust Medical Center was recently sold to an investor. NAI Maestas & Ward commercial real estate brokers Martha Carpenter, Dave Hill, CCIM, and Jim Hakeem represented the seller and buyer in the transaction. The new construction office suite…

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Commercial Real Estate Brokers Assist Ideal Vacuum in Relocation

Martha Carpenter and Dave Hill, CCIM of NAI Maestas & Ward represented Ideal Vacuum Products in a recent purchase transaction of a 25,000 square foot property at 5910 Midway Park Blvd. NE that will serve as the company’s new operating location. The company, which has been located at 2401B Phoenix NE, sells vacuum pump products,…

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Commercial Real Estate Broker Jim Wible Earns CCIM Designation

Managing Partner Steve Maestas of NAI Maestas & Ward Commercial Real Estate announced today that Advisor Jim Wible has received the designation of Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM). A recognized expert in the disciplines of commercial and investment real estate, the CCIM designation is achieved by less than 6% of all commercial real estate agents…

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Commercial Property Management Team Delivers Great Service

NAI Maestas & Ward’s commercial property management division and its affiliate, Sun Vista Enterprises, recently received the following feedback from clients. Bob Underwood at Specialty Funding wrote “Thanks for having [your team] take care of that for me this morning. As usual you and your team are super.” Signature Southwest Properties President Sherry D’Amato Fowler…

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Paseo Surgery Center Opens in Albuquerque

The former BBVA Compass Bank property at 9551 Paseo Del Norte NE has been sold to Paseo Surgery Center, LLC. The commercial property, which has more than 14,000 square feet, will be home to a new Albuquerque general surgery practice. “It is rewarding to see new companies being established in Albuquerque and Paseo Surgery Center…

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Ideal Feet Leases Commercial Property for New Store

Ideal Feet has opened its first store at 2663 Louisiana NE in Albuquerque. The company currently operates 13 locations in Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Texas and New Mexico. “This is a great business for Albuquerque and this location on Louisiana is a high traffic area that will give Ideal Feet exceptional marketing exposure,”…

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Matt Reeves Joins NAI Maestas & Ward

Matt joined NAI Maestas & Ward in 2011 as an advisor to continue and build on his strong history of working with local businesses on their origination and expansion in the Albuquerque area. Prior to joining NAI Maestas & Ward, he served as a principal at Apex New Mexico Realty Advisors, Inc., a commercial brokerage…

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Mike Barker Joins NAI Maestas & Ward

Mike joined NAI Maestas & Ward in 2011 as an advisor with extensive experience in commercial real estate and mortgage origination. Previously he served as a principal at Apex New Mexico Realty Advisors, Inc., a commercial brokerage firm that he opened in early 2011 specializing in retail, office and light industrial sales and leasing. Since…

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NAI Maestas & Ward Brokers Lease Space to La Mesa RV

Albuquerque is now home to a new recreational vehicle and motorhome dealership, La Mesa RV, which has opened on the north east corner of Lomas and Wyoming next to Rich Ford. La Mesa RV opened its first store in La Mesa, California, in 1972 and is now headquartered in San Diego but has nine stores…

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Clayton King Joins NAI Maestas & Ward

Clayton King has joined NAI Maestas & Ward as an advisor according to Managing Partner Steve Maestas. “Clayton has a strong educational background in small business management and entrepreneurship and also has recent experience in a commercial real estate firm in San Antonio. Our clients will benefit from his outstanding ability to analyze business potential…

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Senior Advisor Broker Erik Olson Assists Planet Fitness With Rio Rancho Expansion

Planet Fitness has contracted for the purchase of the 20,000-square foot building formerly occupied by the JC Penney Call Center in Rio Rancho, according to Erik Olson, a senior advisor at NAI Maestas & Ward, who is brokering the deal. “This is a perfect location for Planet Fitness and purchasing the property makes sense as…

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Christian Sanchez Joins NAI Maestas & Ward

Steve Maestas, Managing Partner of NAI Maestas & Ward, announced that Christian Sanchez has joined the firm as an advisor. “Christian has eight years of experience in state and federal government and business. His financial expertise and invaluable knowledge of public and private sector budgeting will provide our clients with keen insights, investment guidance and…

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Real Estate Brokers Find New Use for Industrial Spaces

As the commercial real estate market regains its footing, new uses are being found for older industrially-zoned buildings in the Albuquerque metro area. Such is the case in a transaction that was just completed at 6701 Jefferson NE. NAI Maestas & Ward Advisors Keith Meyer, CCIM, CIOR and Jim Wible completed the lease of 42,000…

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Law Firm Relocates with Assistance from Real Estate Advisors Carpenter and Hill

Dixon, Scholl & Bailey, PA, a local law firm that has been in business since January 2000, is moving to a new location in the Conejos Office Park at 6700 Jefferson NE. The firm, which has 15 full time employees, handles civil litigation on both the plaintiff and defense sides, including professional negligence claims, catastrophic…

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CCIM Institute Holding Annual Celebration

The New Mexico Chapter of the CCIM Institute is hosting its annual CCIM Celebration on September 15 at Sandia Resort & Casino from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. The event is free to New Mexico CCIM Chapter members and is open to the public as well. The annual event provides an opportunity for the commercial real…

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Shedden Pilates Relocates to Nob Hill

Nob Hill continues to grow and attract businesses to this thriving, trendy area of Albuquerque, according to commercial real estate advisor and broker Alfredo Barrenechea from NAI Maestas & Ward. “I continue to see demand for great spaces in Nob Hill. The proximity to the University of New Mexico, Central New Mexico Community College and…

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Local Entrepreneurs Open Neighborhood Pizzeria

A new concept in pizza is coming to Albuquerque. Marino’s Pizzeria is scheduled to open in December 2011 at a location that should prove to be very beneficial for business–across from Sandia Prep High School. The pizzeria will occupy a 2,000 square foot space at 585 Osuna Rd NE. “Michael Murphy and Mike Ahlers are…

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Great Investment: Albuquerque Multifamily Real Estate

Looking for a great investment? Looking for a great investment in real estate? Well, according to Erik Olson, senior advisor and multifamily specialist, market indicators are showing that the multifamily sector is leading the recovery in commercial real estate. In addition to working with a couple of investors who are seeking properties with 75+ units,…

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Sushi King Opens 1st Rio Rancho Restaurant

ALBUQUERQUE, NM, August 12, 2011–A successful Albuquerque restaurant, Sushi King, has opened its first Rio Rancho location at 1121 Unser Blvd. SE. Sushi King’s owner, Cathy Punya, has three restaurants in the Albuquerque metro area and is now leasing space at Southern and Unser for her Rio Rancho expansion. “This is a great location for…

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MCT Waste Management Buys A Former Schwan’s Dairy

MCT Waste Management recently completed the purchase of property to open a new location in Santa Fe. The transaction was handled by Keith Meyer, CCIM, SIOR at NAI Maestas & Ward. “This property is the site of the former Schwan’s Dairy at 5 Erica Road just south of NM 599 and I-25 in Santa Fe….

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Square Root Salon Opens With Help from NAI Maestas & Ward Advisor

On August 18, downtown Albuquerque will become home to the Square Root Salon, a new trendy full-service salon owned by David Gatt and Jason Smith. The salon, located at 800 3rd Street NW, will offer the services of six diverse stylists who were hand-picked by David and Jason based on their skills and passion for…

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Albuquerque Realtor Sees Multifamily Real Estate Market Heating Up

As summer heats up, so does the small multifamily market in Albuquerque according to Erik Olson, an advisor at NAI Maestas & Ward. Erik was one of the brokers in a recent 4-plex transaction that closed in just 60 days. It took only two weeks for a local real estate investor to put the property…

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Small Business Leasing Indicates Market Coming Back

With nearly 30 years of experience in commercial real estate, Debbie Harms knows market trends and what they often indicate. She is not surprised by the fact that small, grass-roots companies are beginning to lease commercial space again. “I have seen this cycle a number of times before. When we go through a recession, leasing…

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National Sandwich Franchise Comes to Albuquerque

NAI Maestas & Ward Advisors Brett Hills and David Fite announced that a Jimmy John’s sandwich store is being opened by Doug Adams in Holly Plaza on Paseo del Norte. The store is expected to open on August 9th and will be the first location in New Mexico. David said “It was a real pleasure…

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NAI Maestas & Ward Property Management Delivers Quality Customer Service

Debbie Harms, Qualifying Broker at NAI Maestas & Ward, reported that the Property Management division of the company recently received the following letter from a very satisfied customer: “On behalf of our company, Oasis Capital Management, I am very pleased to commend you for providing a high level of professional management services and going above…

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New Optometry Business Leases Real Estate in NE Albuquerque

Debbie Harms, Qualifying Broker at NAI Maestas & Ward, announced that a new business, Hands & Martinez Optometry, LLC, has leased space in the Cherry Hills Office Complex located at 7007 Wyoming Blvd. NE. “This 3,303 square foot space in the northeast heights is a great and convenient location for an optometry practice given the…

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Twin Suns Comics and Games, LLC Opens New Store

NAI Maestas & Ward Advisor Michael Reneau leased space to an exciting and fun new business in Riverside Plaza on Albuquerque’s west side. The store is located at 6301 Riverside Plaza Lane NW, Ste. L-1. “Twin Suns Comics and Games is a brand new venture for Josh and Drew Allred, who happen to be twins,”…

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Posted 28 Jul 11 By: No comments yet

Albuquerque Real Estate Advisors at NAI Maestas & Ward Finalize Chipotle’s First Location in New Mexico

NAI Maestas & Ward advisor brokers Brett Hills and David Fite have been selected by Chipotle Mexican Grill to serve as the company’s exclusive tenant representatives to assist the company with their move into the New Mexico market. The enormously successful Chipotle which started in Denver, Colorado, has rapidly grown to 1100 stores throughout the…

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Exceptional Investment Sells in 60 Days at Great Price

Albuquerque Real Estate Advisors Erik Olson, Rich Diller and Rose Cabezut at NAI Maestas & Ward completed the sale of a 4-plex in a great northeast heights area just 60 days after listing the property located at 12201 Haines Ave. NE. Erik Olson represented the sellers, The Lucia Charitable Trust, and Rich Diller and Rose…

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New Optometry Business Leases Real Estate in NE Albuquerque

Debbie Harms, Qualifying Broker at NAI Maestas & Ward, announced that a new business, Hands & Martinez Optometry, LLC, has leased space in the Cherry Hills Office Complex located at 7007 Wyoming Blvd. NE. “This 3,303 square foot space in the northeast heights is a great and convenient location for an optometry practice given the…

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Quarterly Economic Briefing Webcast with Dr. Peter Linneman

Where are we in the recovery and what’s taking so long? Can real estate hedge against looming inflation? Is raising the debt ceiling a political theater or a real issue? Join NAI Chief Economist Dr. Peter Linneman for an insightful discussion on these topics and more. Dr. Linneman, widely recognized as one of the leading…

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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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New Advisor Joins NAI Maestas & Ward

Managing Partner of NAI Maestas & Ward Commercial Real Estate Steve Maestas announced that Jim Wible has joined the company as an advisor.  “Jim brings a broad range of experience to our company and we are pleased to have someone with his unique capabilities on the NAI Maestas & Ward team,” said Maestas. Wible specializes…

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Brett Hills Promoted To Senior Advisor

Steve Maestas, Managing Partner of NAI Maestas & Ward, announced that Brett Hills has been promoted to senior advisor.  “Brett brings enormous talent and marketing expertise to every commercial transaction to assist local, regional and national customers with their real estate needs,” said Maestas. Hills, who earned an MBA from the Robert O. Anderson Schools…

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Rent-A-Wheel Leases Albuquerque Real Estate

NAI Maestas & Ward Managing Partner Steve Maestas announced that the national chain “Rent-A-Wheel” has leased space at The Shops on Menual to open a new retail establishment.  “The Albuquerque retail real estate market continues to attract national companies to serve the needs of local customers.  Rent-A-Wheel has been looking for a retail space here…

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Rose Cabezut Earns CCIM Designation

Steve Maestas, Managing Partner of NAI Maestas & Ward Commercial Real Estate, announced today that Rose Cabezut, Advisor, is the company’s newest Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM).  A CCIM is a recognized expert in the disciplines of commercial and investment real estate.  This designation is achieved by less than 6% of all commercial real estate…

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Martha Carpenter and Shelly Branscom Lease Space to New Crafting Business

NAI Maestas & Ward Advisors Shelly Branscom and Martha Carpenter recently completed a lease transaction for an exciting new establishment.  The Hen House Paperie, a specialty retail business catering to the needs of the crafting community in the Albuquerque metro area is opening at 6301 Riverside Plaza Dr. NW, Suite L3 in July.  “The Hen…

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NAI Maestas & Ward Clients to Benefit From NAI Global Merger

Steve Maestas, Managing partner of NAI Maestas & Ward announced today that C-III Capital Partners LLC (C-III) will acquire NAI Global, the largest premier network of independent commercial real estate firms worldwide comprised of 5,000 professionals and 350 offices in the U.S. and 55 countries around the world.  “We are very excited about this strategic…

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Senior Advisor Helps Local Foundation

Erik Olson, Senior Advisor with NAI Maestas & Ward, announced that JCPenney recently donated furniture, filing cabinets, and office equipment valued at thousands of dollars to New Mexico’s Prizm Foundation,  a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting with disaster relief, job training, housing and economic development, www.Prizm.org. Erik represents JCPenney in the sale of their Rio…

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The Outlook For Restaurants Looks Bright

National restaurant concepts are expanding again and Albuquerque is on their radar screen. The overall theme at an international real estate convention I attended in May was one of renewed optimism. Five Positive Signs For Restaurants Tuesday, June 7, 2011 NAI Maestas & Ward | Phn 505-878-0001

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Alegre Dental Purchases Office

Alegre Dental, owned by Dr.Pako Major, DDS, has purchased a 2,885 square foot office at 2116 Ladera Del Oeste NW.  Dr. Major is a recent graduate of Marquette University School of Dentistry specializing in comprehensive care, and a recent addition to the Albuquerque medical community.  In announcing the purchase, Dr. Major stated he is excited…

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HME Specialists LLC Leases Car Crafters Property

HME Specialists LLC has moved into 19,500 square feet of office/warehouse space in the former CarCrafters property at 5101 McLeod NE.  HME Specialists is an independent, regional, homecare provider with its company headquarters at 611 Osuna Rd. NE.  The company provides durable medical equipment, respiratory services, complex mobility products, wound-care products and other medical supplies…

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Posted 13 May 11 By: No comments yet

Fidelity Title Insurance Co. Opens New Albuquerque Office

Fidelity National Title Insurance Company has leased 3,532 square feet of space in the Paseo Nuevo office building at 8220 San Pedro NE.  Fidelity will be consolidating its Academy and Carmel offices in the new location. Paseo Nuevo is owned by Paseo Nuevo LTD Co., Skip and Josh Skarsgard landlords. With the addition of Fidelity…

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Exhibit Solutions of NM Moves to Journal Center

Exhibit Solutions of New Mexico, Inc., a native American, woman-owned, 8(a) SDB business, is moving into larger quarters at 4301 Masthead NE in the Journal Center. The new 9,400 square foot facility nearly doubles the company’s current space. Exhibit Solutions creates high-impact, portable trade show displays, modular exhibits and visual marketing products. Company founder, Gina M. Euell, started…

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Todd Strickland Joins NAI Maestas & Ward Business Services

Steve Maestas, Managing Partner of NAI Maestas & Ward, announced today that Todd Strickland has joined NAI Maestas & Ward Business Services LLC as an advisor. Strickland will be partnering with long-established business broker, Wayne Unze, in helping New Mexico entrepreneurs value and market their businesses in a confidential and professional manner. Strickland recently moved…

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New Mexico Economic Development get praise, candid assessment from National Site Selection Consultant

Thursday. May 5th, Keith Meyer, CCIM, SIOR was privileged to be included among leading business and governmental economic development decision makers in the state of New Mexico who were given a candid assessment of the state’s status by Mark M. Sweeney of McCallum Sweeney, Greenville, SC. Mr. Sweeney’s company consults with large corporations on site…

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Corless & Associates

Corless & Associates, a full service investment advisory company, will be opening a new office in the Academy Office Park in May 2011. They currently have an office in Corrales and this new office will be a second location for them. Sandra Corless, Partner, indicated the need for a more centrally located site for some…

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New Stores Opening in Montano Plaza

Montano Plaza, 6200 Coors Boulevard NW, will see the addition of four new retail stores:  Lovelight Boutique; Purses for Women; ABQ Bridal, Formals and More; and Scrubs Direct.  Montano Plaza is anchored by Albertson’s and currently has only one vacant space remaining. Michael Reneau, NAI Maestas & Ward Retail Advisor, handled all negotiations for the…

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Barking Dog Communication Opening Albuquerque Office

Steve Maestas, Managing Partner of NAI Maestas & Ward Commercial Real Estate, would like to announce that on June 1, 2011 Barking Dog Communication, an internet data & voice management provider, is opening an office at 6739 Academy Rd. NE in the Academy Office Park.  Barking Dog Communication is based in Albuquerque.  In announcing the…

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J. Lee Gruger Joins NAI Maestas & Ward

Steve Maestas, Managing Partner of NAI Maestas & Ward Commercial Real Estate, announced today that J. Lee Gruger has joined the company as an advisor and brokerage specialist working with Multi-housing Investment Services.  Lee brings twenty-plus years of experience in the real estate construction/development industry, having previously worked with Bradbury Stamm Construction, Reid & Associates…

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Alfredo Barrenechea Joins NAI Maestas & Ward

Steve Maestas, Managing Partner of NAI Maestas & Ward Commercial Real Estate, announced today that Alfredo Barrenechea has joined the company as a retail leasing and brokerage specialist. Alfredo has six years of experience in the commercial real estate industry with an emphasis on urban development and revitalization.  He has been both the principal and…

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Martha Carpenter Named “Top Office Leasing Broker by CoStar”

Steve Maestas, Managing Partner of NAI Maestas & Ward, announced today that Martha Carpenter, a NAI Maestas & Ward advisor, has earned the CoStar Group Power Broker award as one of the top leasing brokers in Albuquerque during 2010.  CoStar Group is the largest national research organization serving commercial real estate.  Ms. Carpenter specializes in…

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Posted 13 Apr 11 By: No comments yet

Brett Hills Discusses Skills for Success

Brett Hills, founder of the successful website, 999dine.com, and a commercial real estate adviser, addressed skills for success to the UNM School of Law on April 6, 2011. The event was sponsored by the Business Law Society. The title of Hills’ talk was, “Success Skills: Things They Never Taught in School (But Should Have)”. Topics…

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Rizzi Paints Positive Picture For Small Business Success; Unze Gets Busy

Rizzi’s acquisition was brokered by Wayne Unze, the veteran small business broker at NAI Maestas & Ward. Unze describes Rizzi’s aggressive approach as very different from the laid-back entrepreneurs he normally encounters. Rizzi’s aggressive approach is what is needed in a difficult environment, observes Unze, who sees a change on the horizon for small business…

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Chipotle Mexican Grill

Denver’s popular Chipotle Mexican Grill reportedly has been looking around the greater Albuquerque area for spots to land. Multiple sites around the city are rumored to be on its radar screen. NAI Maestas & Ward’s Brett Hills and David Fite confirmed they represent Chipotle, a national restaurant chain whose menu features salads, gourmet tacos and…

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Enchantment Land Certified Development Company

NAI Maestas & Ward hosted Enchantment Land Certified Development Company  at our monthly advisor meeting.  Enchantment provides capital to small business in New Mexico and more importantly helps with the SBA 504 Loan program. SBA 504 program is a great vehicle for small businesses,  up to $12.5 Million (not so small) to purchase real estate. …

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Customer Service Is More Important Than Ever

Customer Service Is More Important Than Ever In today’s new economy customer service MUST exceed expectations. People are dining out less making each experience that much more valuable. A restaurant can serve the best food in a hip environment and poor service can overshadow the entire experience. More than ever, servers are where the rubber…

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Posted 17 Feb 11 By: No comments yet

NAI Maestas & Ward Announces 2010 Top Advisors Awards

CONGRATULATIONS to the 2010 Top Advisors @ NAI Maestas & Ward Commercial Real Estate Keith Meyer, CCIM, SIOR  – Top Producer Jim Hakeem, — Outstanding Performance David Fite – Outstanding Performance Wayne Unze – Largest Single  Transaction Martha Carpenter – Top Dealmaker Brett Hills – Outstanding Team Player

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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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Kevin Bobb Joins NAI Maestas & Ward as Senior Advisor, Medical and Dental Specialist

Steve Maestas, Managing Partner of NAI Maestas & Ward Commercial Real Estate, announced today that Kevin Bobb, a commercial real estate broker with 27 years of property management and brokerage experience, has joined NAI Maestas & Ward’s office division.  For the past 10 years, Bobb has created a recognized niche in the Albuquerque and New Mexico…

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Keith Meyer, CCIM, receives prestigious Society of Investment and Office Realtors® (SIOR) designation

Keith Meyer, CCIM, is the newest member to achieve the prestigious Society of Investment and Office Realtors® (SIOR) designation. Keith is a Director at NAI Maestas & Ward specializing in Industrial, Land and Investment sales, and has been involved in commercial Real Estate since 1992. Keith has completed 157 sales and leasing transactions in the…

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CARNM 2010 Marketing Deal of the Year presented to John M Henderson III, CCIM & Martha Carpenter

Steve Maestas, Managing Partner of NAI Maestas & Ward Commercial Real Estate, proudly announces that John M Henderson III, CCIM Director and Martha Carpenter, Director were recently awarded the “Marketing Deal of the Year, over $500,000.00” at the Commercial Association’s (CARNM) annual awards meeting. John and Martha specialize in Office Leasing and Sales at NAI…

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Multi Family Division gains new member

Erik Olson, CCIM, has joined the newly-formed, Multifamily Division of NAI Maestas & Ward Commercial Real Estate. Prior to joining NAI M&W Erik co-founded and functioned as Qualifying Broker for SB Vegas Realty (Albuquerque, NM), where he managed over $30 million in commercial and residential real estate transactions. He is an investor/partner in 12 real…

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Dave Hill, CCIM, of NAI Maestas & Ward, to be new CARNM President

Steve Maestas, Managing Partner of NAI Maestas & Ward Commercial Real Estate, announced today that NAI M&W Director, Dave Hill, will become next president of CARNM. The Commercial Association of REALTORS® New Mexico (CARNM) is an association of REALTORS® and real estate affiliates specializing in commercial real estate throughout the state of New Mexico. CARNM’s…

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NAI Maestas & Ward forms Multi-Housing Division

NAI Maestas & Ward forms Multi-Housing Division and Hires Bobby Bull Steve Maestas, Managing Partner of NAI Maestas & Ward Commercial Real Estate, announced today the formation of a Multi-housing Division.  The new division will complete the company’s goal of becoming a full-service commercial real estate company. The Multi-housing Division will be headed by Bobby…

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NAI Maestas & Ward Welcomes Wayne Unze

Albuquerque, N.M. — Steve Maestas, Managing Partner of NAI Maestas & Ward Commercial Real Estate,announced today that Wayne Unze, formerly executive vice president of Vaughan Company Business Opportunities, will be joining his firm. Unze has managed the Vaughan Company business brokerage division for twenty-three years. In making the joint announcement, Unze stated that he was…

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Keith Meyer, CCIM wins CCIM Marketing Deal of the Year over $1,000,000

Property: 5801 Jefferson NE Square Footage: 46,000 on 3.75 acres Property Information: The 46,000/SF food processing facility on 3.75 acres in the desirable I-25 Corridor sub-market was the former Windsor Foods food processing facility. The Seller was a corporation based in Texas that had determined that they could not cost effectively expand this facility to…

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Maestas & Ward, Sun Vista Enterprises Create Partnership

Albuquerque, N.M. — April 30, 2009 In a deliberate move to create a dynamic commercial real estate team that excels in providing superior customer service, NAI Maestas & Ward Commercial Real Estate announces the company will create a standalone property management firm with local leader Sun Vista Enterprises. “This venture is a win-win,” said Mr….

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