Dan Newman, a longtime Albuquerque office and industrial specialist, received high honors from the New Mexico commercial real estate industry Tuesday.
Newman, a first vice president in the New Mexico office of CBRE, was named 2014 Realtor of the Year by the Commercial Association of Realtors New Mexico (CARNM). The group held its annual meeting at the Albuquerque Marriott.
NAI Maestas & Ward Director Dave Hill, the 2013 Realtor of the Year, presented the award to Newman. “He is generous, loving, intelligent, creative, adventurous and a risk-taker,” Hill said in front of a full ballroom of real estate executives.
Newman is one of a couple dozen brokers in the state who have earned the prestigious Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) designation. He has been in commercial real estate transactions and development deals in Albuquerque since 1976.
Newman was previously an architect, at one time working for Albuquerque’s SMPC Architects. He later ran his own company — the Newman Agency — before joining CBRE in 2004. Hill said Newman is one of the top producers in the country and is considered the “best tenant-rep broker in the nation with CBRE.” Newman has held high-level positions with the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) organization, CARNM and SIOR for many years.
“I’ve worked in different places around the country, and no market is as cooperative and supportive than our market,” Newman said in accepting the award.
CCIM’s Marketing Deals of the Year (under $1 million) went to Keith Meyer and Jim Wible of Maestas & Ward for a condominium project in the North I-25 corridor. The deal of the year over $1 million went to Todd Clarke of New Mexico Apartment Advisors for the more than $4 million sale of The Virginian apartment complex in the Northeast Heights.
Carl Grending of Sperry Van Ness/Walt Arnold Commercial Brokerage was named CARNM’s president for 2015, and Wible was named president elect.
By: Damon Scott (Albuquerque Business First)
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