Marguerite Haverly, an associate broker with CBRE, got into real estate during the height of the recession in 2008.
Some might say that was bad timing, but Haverly said it taught her a lot — mainly that there are opportunities in real estate in every type of economic cycle.Marguerite Haverly, associate with CBRE, will be in charge of CARNM.
“It was a good time to learn because there was no easy deals. You had to think outside the box creatively, and you had to learn to be adaptive. I’ve always adopted that kind of philosophy,” Haverly said.
Nine years later, Haverly is brokering big deals. She was part of a team that backfilled the Hewlett-Packard complex in Rio Rancho with PCM, an IT and tech services firm that would bring 224 jobs to Rio Rancho.
Now, she’s gearing up to take a big leadership role in her industry, becoming the 2017 president of CARNM, the Commercial Association of Realtors New Mexico. CARNM is seen as a resource for brokers, which provides education courses and professional connections.
“I’m excited about my leadership role at CARNM because it allows you to delve very deeply into the issues,” Haverly said.
Haverly said she’ll lead the organization with two main agenda items. One is revamping the website, where brokers list available commercial properties for sale or for lease. She said the organization is reworking the website to make it more user friendly not just for brokers, but for the general public looking for space.
Second, the organization will offer more resources and education courses to brokers living and working in other parts of New Mexico.
“Albuquerque is a big focus because it’s the biggest market, but certainly not the only market. Part of what we’re doing this year is providing education courses throughout the state, not just in Albuquerque, to ensure we’re being respectful and engaging to all of our members,” Haverly said.
Haverly joins CARNM’s leadership board along with Ed Anlian of Colliers International as president elect; Terri Dettweiler of CBRE as secretary; Cole Flanagan of NAI Maestas & Ward as treasurer; and Jim Wible of NAI Maestas & Ward as past president.
As of November, CARNM had listed 13.6 million square feet of commercial space for sale, with a total sales price of $2.2 billion.
By: Stephanie Guzman-Barrera (Albuquerque Business First)
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