CARNM names 2013 Realtor of the Year – ABQ Journal
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CARNM names Realtor of the year, top deals
Dave Hill, an office real estate broker and director at NAI Maestas & Ward, was named Realtor of the Year, while Colliers International swept the marketing deals of the year awards, at the Commercial Association of Realtors New Mexico annual luncheon meeting on Tuesday. Although well known in the commercial real estate community and active over the years in its various organizations, Hill also was recognized for his volunteer work in youth sports and church, as well as embodying the qualities of a “dedicated family man,” said Brian Anderson, who presented the award.
Dave Hill is with the commercial real estate firm of Maestas & Ward. A poignant moment in the award presentation was congratulations delivered to Hill by video from his eldest son currently serving in the Navy. His wife and three other teenaged children were surprise guests at the luncheon. The commercial real estate affiliate of the Realtors Association of New Mexico, CARNM’s membership has held steady the past two years at 450, which is a small proportion of the roughly 5,700 Realtors statewide. Tom Franchini of Colliers is association president for 2014, replacing Dan Newman of CBRE. The top marketing deal for more than $1 million was awarded to Franchini, Tim MacEachen and Bill Robertson for the sale of a 14,400-square-foot office and warehouse on Hardware Drive NE. The top marketing deal of the year for less than $1 million was awarded to Keith Bandoni, John Ransom and Tim With of Colliers for the sale of the roughly 8,000-square-foot building at Otono Plaza near Jefferson and Alameda NE. A requirement for the top deals awards is a verbal pitch at a monthly marketing meeting of the local chapter of Certified Commercial Investment Members, an unrelated commercial real estate group whose membership overlaps with CARNM’s. The awards recognize the marketing strategy and success of deals, not the size or scale of the properties.