Sean McMullan is the co-owner and qualifying broker at McMullan & Co. Real Estate, which does deals in the Albuquerque area. He was recently selected as the 2016 president of the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) New Mexico chapter.
A CCIM is a recognized expert in the commercial and investment real estate industry. McMullan earned his CCIM designation in 2010 and joined the chapter’s board of directors in 2011.
What has the organization done for you personally and professionally?
I truly believe that the education one receives in becoming a CCIM is very valuable. I pursued the designation for several reasons, but most importantly to me as a younger broker, I wanted to set myself apart from the competition. The letters CCIM after your name gives you instant credibility amongst other brokers and with potential clients.
What do you want CCIM New Mexico to accomplish in 2016?
Accepting the position of president of this organization is a big responsibility. I hope to implement some minor tweaks and changes to leave it better than I find it when I take office in January. One of my biggest goals in 2016, is to improve our social media marketing, to promote our members, and educate the public as to why they should use a CCIM for their next commercial real estate transaction.
Where do you see the local commercial real estate industry headed?
We need jobs, period. The commercial real estate market in New Mexico has slowly improved over the last few years, but unfortunately I feel we have been held back by our state government in competing with our surrounding states for jobs. Texas, Colorado and Arizona have taken action over the last 10-plus years to become more business and development friendly and they are now booming because of it. Until something changes in Santa Fe, we will only continue to see the slow gains that have become the new norm here in New Mexico.
By: Stephanie Guzman (Albuquerque Business First)
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