Jim joined NAI Maestas & Ward in 2004 with more than 14 years of experience in the Albuquerque real estate market. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from New Mexico State University and attended the University of Notre Dame where he earned a Management Certification. For the 20 years prior to entering the commercial real estate profession, Jim owned a successful food manufacturing company which he sold to open his own real estate investment partnership.
Sales and leasing of industrial buildings and investment properties is Jim’s specialty. He also has extensive experience in the development and acquisition sector of real estate transactions. Jim has represented local and national developers in the assemblage and purchase of large tracts of land for multifamily, office and industrial development. Recently, he completed a $12,000,000 sale of an industrial property which is considered to be one of the largest transactions in Albuquerque in 2010. Experience and knowledge gained through his own real estate investment partnership, equipped Jim with the skills and abilities to assist clients in finding the right properties for their investment portfolios.
Associations and Recognition
Commercial Association of Realtors New Mexico (CARNM), member
National Association of Industrial & Office Properties, (NAIOP), member
NAI Maestas & Ward Largest Single Consideration, 2015
NAI Maestas & Ward Largest Transaction of the Year, 2007. 2011
NAI Maestas & Ward Outstanding Performance of the Year, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2012
NAI Maestas & Ward Top Producer of the Year, 2007, 2011
“I have worked almost exclusively with Jim Hakeem of NAI Maestas & Ward for approximately eight years in our continued pursuit to expand our multi-family presence within the Albuquerque market. During that time, Jim has not only approached each engagement in a very ethical and professional manner, he also has provided the unique combination of intimate market knowledge and solid business judgment, which has proved invaluable in the multiple transactions that we have closed together. Albuquerque continues to be one of the top investment markets that Alliance Realty Partners is targeting and we look forward to a long and mutually rewarding relationship with Jim and his associates at NAI Maestas & Ward.” Bob Hutt
Alliance Realty Partners
“Jim has been a pleasure to work with. Jim took the time up front to learn about our business and our needs. Being that our company has several decision points and levels of approval to go through, I have really appreciated Jim’s patience and professionalism during the past year. Along with that patience Jim has made himself available to tour more properties and offer expert advice of the why’s and the why note’s for the property being a good fit for our business.”
Scott Frechette, Texas Oklahoma Trane Commercial Systems Ingersoll Rand, Climate Solutions Sector
“Jim Hakeem has been our primary real estate site locator for several years. Valvoline Instant Oil Change appreciates Jim’s integrity and market knowledge when assisting us in finding sites for our retail locations. Jim is diligent in getting us the appropriate information as it relates to each site which allows us to make good decisions when purchasing a property. He is a professional in every aspect and we will continue to work with him as we grow the Albuquerque and New Mexico market. Jim’s efforts in identifying good locations have contributed to the success of the Valvoline team in this area.”
Chris Malone, President/Owner New Mexico Operations Valvoline Instant Oil Change