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Nob Hill gets chef Jennifer James, new retail development

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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

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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 19 Feb 16 By: No comments yet

NM Piñon Coffee expanding into new facility

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico Piñon Coffee Co. is gaining ground. On Thursday, the homegrown Albuquerque business announced that it is expanding to a new warehouse facility at 2420 Comanche Road NE this May. “This is a big expansion for us,” said Allen Bassett, president of the company, which roasted 1 million pounds of coffee…

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Posted 12 Feb 16 By: No comments yet

Commercial real estate really is a viable career for all


Read what Debbie Harms, CEO of Maestas & Ward, really has to say about commercial real estate as a viable career for anyone of any age… including members of the millennial generation. Commercial Real Estate has a large barrier to entry in that it takes about two years of hard-working, 15 hour days before you…

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Posted 18 Jan 16 By: No comments yet

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

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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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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 09 Nov 15 By: No comments yet

Exclusive: Jefferson Green II could break ground next year


It’s starting to be nearly a decade since Albuquerque has seen a significant office building development rise from the ground. But the city could see at least two such projects in 2016. One is Independence Square, an office development in the North I-25 corridor, proposed by ARGUS Investment Realty president Scott Throckmorton. Throckmorton thinks the…

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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 28 Oct 15 By: No comments yet

Maestas: It’s about jobs

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Philanthropy is usually associated with things like the arts, education and the environment, but the field of charitable giving has been broadened to include economic development by the Albuquerque Community Foundation. “If we create jobs in this community, it will solve every other problem we have,” prominent local businessman and foundation trustee Steve Maestas told…

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