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Posted 11 Jun 19 By: No comments yet

Construction begins on new shipping container project

By Christopher Ortiz, Managing Editor, Albuquerque Business First  |  June 11th, 2019 Seven months after its groundbreaking ceremony, construction has begun on Albuquerque’s second shipping container project. Crews are set to begin pouring foundation at Tin Can Alley at the corner of San Pedro and Alameda, reports KOB. Developer Roy Solomon, who also developed Green Jeans Farmery, originally…

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Rise of the West Side retail

By Steven Hamway, Albuquerque Journal Writer |  June 10th, 2019 Parts of the western side of Rio Grande have long been second-best when it comes to retail in Albuquerque, with fewer unique dining and shopping options than established nodes like Old Town and Uptown However, retail observers say they’ve seen restaurants new to the market…

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Posted 10 Oct 18 By: No comments yet

Green Jeans developer launching new project

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The guy behind the Green Jeans Farmery, the innovative shipping-container development near Carlisle NE and Interstate 40, is on to his next commercial project, which he describes as a future destination spot featuring noteworthy players from the town’s restaurant and brewing community. Citing nearby businesses and residential communities as the potential customer…

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Posted 25 Sep 17 By: No comments yet

Old El Vado Motel gets new Ponderosa taproom

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

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Construction moves forward on El Vado, Casa Grande sites

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

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Posted 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 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 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 20 Jul 15 By: No comments yet

Real estate buyers eye the Duke City again

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

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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 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

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 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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