2022 CARNM President
Letter from the President
Debbie Dupes, CCIM
The Commercial Association of REALTORS New Mexico continues to be at the leading edge of commercial real estate in New Mexico. The organization is comprised of over 500 real estate brokers throughout the state who focus their practice on commercial real estate transactions.
The CARNM Board of Directors considers it a priority to provide members with an innovative and advanced toolkit, as well as, timely and relevant services, information exchange and educational opportunities. CARNM serves as a model for the way a statewide commercial overlay association should be run. Associations around the country look to ours as a model on how to run theirs.
A few years ago, as I was wrapping up my presidency with CCIM, I shared a story about a family who had driven into a ditch. A nearby farmer saw the debacle and walked with his horse Buddy over to the family. The farmer hitched the horse to the car and said “Sarah, pull”…nothing happened. “Sam, pull”…nothing happened, “Ed, pull”…nothing happened, and then he said “Buddy, pull” and Buddy pulled the car out of the ditch. The family then asked the farmer, ”Why did you call out all those names?”, and the farmer replied, Buddy is blind. If he thought he was doing this by himself, he would think he couldn’t do it.
In this story, Buddy was relevant. Relevant is defined as having a bearing on, or connection with, the matter at hand. So, how is CARNM relevant?
- Advocacy – CARNM has become a leader in advocacy locally and statewide. Healthy Economies Lead to Progress (HELP) is a group of business organizations focusing on pro-business, pro-job, and pro-growth, along with fair taxation and streamlined regulations.
- In addition, CARNM is partnering with the NM Business Coalition along with 36 active groups and over 1,500 people throughout NM to form a powerful coalition that will work on business policies.
- CE Credits and Education – CARNM is where you can get all your CE credits from one place
- An upgraded member database
- A relevant website
- A goal to ensure we have the best software as it relates to marketing our properties
It has been very exciting to see newer, younger brokers getting involved in CARNM this year. They have a passion to be involved and they are relevant.
I am truly honored to be CARNM’S 2022 President and look forward to getting to know those I don’t know well better, and to working with all of you to achieve CARNM’s goals.
Debbie Dupes, CCIM
2022 CARNM President
2021 REALTOR® of the Year
This award reflects the highest form of recognition for personal and professional achievement by a member of the Commercial Association of REALTORS® New Mexico. You can view past recipients here.
Clay Azar joined Metro Commercial Realty as an associate broker in June of 2006 and has been active in Commercial Real Estate since. He is a specialist in the brokerage and leasing of industrial properties including office/warehouse, manufacturing, distribution and flex space.
Clay is also the qualifying broker and owner of Albuquerque Property Management, Inc. where he, one assistant and two associate brokers manage over 150 units of residential and commercial property types all around Albuquerque.
In 2005, Clay was given an incredible opportunity to work for an experienced and successful office/warehouse developer who taught Clay the ropes of industrial brokerage and development. He has since had the privelegde of several wonderful mentors that have placed him on his current path. Clay will soon be the Qualifying Broker of KW Commercial and KW Managed.
Clay has been well versed in a wide variety of commercial transactions. Clay has experience in brokerage of all property types: Investment, Industrial, Retail, Office Multi-Family and Vacant land.
Born and raised in Albuquerque, Clay is addicted to New Mexico’s breakfast burritos, bicycling it’s gorgeous landscapes and enjoying it’s wonderful people.
Commercial Association of REALTORS® NM
The Association brings together commercial real estate professionals for the enhancement of ideas and projects in marketing, education, government affairs, and professional standards, “all to benefit the commercial REALTOR®.” Members work with leaders in the business community and local, state, and national governments to foster economic growth and the passage of legislation to benefit the industry.
The Commercial Association of REALTORS® New Mexico holds a 4-star accreditation with National Association of REALTORS®. The Commercial Services Accreditation is a prestigious recognition program, acknowledging CARNM’s commitment to providing commercial services, engaging commercial members, and developing CARNM as a voice and resource in the state of New Mexico. Learn more
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