Land & Industrial, Investment Properties
Jim Hakeem joined NAI SunVista in 2004 and has more than 25 years of experience in the Albuquerque real estate market. He has a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from New Mexico State University and attended the University of Notre Dame where he earned a management certification. Prior to entering the commercial real estate profession, Jim owned a successful food manufacturing company which he sold to open his own real estate investment partnership.
While Jim has extensive knowledge in most disciplines of the Real Estate industry he specializes in land sales and development along with sales and leasing of industrial and office buildings.
He also has extensive experience in Investment property acquisition. Jim has represented local, regional and national developers in the assemblage and purchase of large tracts of land for multifamily, office and industrial development. The experience and knowledge gained through his own real estate transactions equipped Jim with the skills and abilities to assist clients in finding the right properties for their needs.
Jim is a director in the company and over the years has been recognized for numerous awards, including Top Producer, Top Broker and Largest Transaction over the past several years. He serves on the Board of the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce as well as Catholic Foundation Board and several real estate associations.
Associations and Recognition
Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce, Board, member
Catholic Foundation Board director of Real Estate
Commercial Association of Realtors New Mexico (CARNM), member National Association of Industrial & Office Properties, (NAIOP), member
NAI Maestas & Ward Largest Transaction of the Year, 2020, 2015, 2011, 2007
NAI Maestas & Ward Outstanding Performance of the Year, 2005, 2006, 2010 and 2012
NAI Maestas & Ward Top Producer of the Year, 2007, 2011
NAI Maestas & Ward Top Advisor on numerous occasions.
NAI Maestas & Ward NAI Elite Performer, 2011
NAI Maestas & Ward Largest Consideration of the Year, 2020
Words From Clients
"Jim and John were very diligent and patient in the entire process."
Patricia G. Kiesel
"This was the 2nd and 3rd selling process I have been through, and each time seems better than the last."
Robert and Sally Bauder
High Desert Roofing Inc.
"Jim was the best from beginning to closing. This was a challenging project. Jim always has great ideas, was always open to our thoughts, and, in fact, he encouraged us to brainstorm."
Ted Freedman, Mark Freedman & Lorraine Palmer
"Jim has been great. Second time I have used him. He is thoughtful, respectful, and easy to communicate with."
"I have worked almost exclusively with Jim Hakeem of NAI Maestas & Ward for approximately eight years in our continued pursuit to expand our multi-family presence within the Albuquerque market. During that time, Jim has not only approached each engagement in a very ethical and professional manner, he also has provided the unique combination of intimate market knowledge and solid business judgment, which has proved invaluable in the multiple transactions that we have closed together. Albuquerque continues to be one of the top investment markets that Alliance Realty Partners is targeting and we look forward to a long and mutually rewarding relationship with Jim and his associates at NAI Maestas & Ward."
Alliance Realty Partners
"Jim has been a pleasure to work with. Jim took the time up front to learn about our business and our needs. Being that our company has several decision points and levels of approval to go through, I have really appreciated Jim's patience and professionalism during the past year. Along with that patience Jim has made himself available to tour more properties and offer expert advice of the why's and the why not's for the property being a good fit for our business."
Texas Oklahoma Trane Commercial Systems Ingersoll Rand, Climate Solutions Sector
"Jim Hakeem has been our primary real estate site locator for several years. Valvoline Instant Oil Change appreciates Jim's integrity and market knowledge when assisting us in finding sites for our retail locations. Jim is diligent in getting us the appropriate information as it relates to each site which allows us to make good decisions when purchasing a property. He is a professional in every aspect and we will continue to work with him as we grow the Albuquerque and New Mexico market. Jim's efforts in identifying good locations have contributed to the success of the Valvoline team in this area."
President/Owner, New Mexico Operations | Valvoline Instant Oil Change