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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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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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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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Real estate group spotlights veteran ABQ broker with unique honor


John Henderson III has spent four decades in commercial real estate and is known among Albuquerque brokers as someone who is quick-witted, a leader and most of all, a mentor. Todd Clarke of NM Apartment Advisors described Henderson as one of a handful of individuals who molded Albuquerque’s real estate community into one that is…

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Posted 17 Sep 15 By: No comments yet

More development on tap for Central corridor between Old Town, Downtown

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A steady swell of activity is slowly changing the face of Central Avenue between Old Town and Downtown, and now another property owner is joining the wave. Owners of a vacant lot near 14th and Central NW have plans to build a new 5,000-square-foot building for future use by restaurant and retail tenants. Jim Hakeem…

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Posted 24 Jul 15 By: No comments yet

East Albuquerque has a new brewery—Quarter Celtic Brew Pub

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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

A retail desert no more

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In the heat of a summer afternoon last week, heavy machinery beeped and coursed around Carmike Cinemas’ under-construction, 12-screen movie theater at Coors and Rio Bravo. Nearby, a two-man crew positioned a sign for a forthcoming Sushi King restaurant. In the meantime, gym-goers broke a sweat at the area’s new Planet Fitness, and cars queued…

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