Cole Flanagan, CPA, MBA

Investment Sales

Cole Flanagan is a Commercial Real Estate Investment Specialist. His financial and business background enhances his ability to assist his clients in making sound decisions based on fundamental analyses. Cole’s dedication to excellence in both his work and client relationships has resulted in more than $375 million in closed investment transactions over the past seven years. More importantly, it has earned him the praise, respect, and trust of his clients.

Prior to embarking on his career in commercial real estate with NAI SunVista, Cole worked as a senior tax consultant for Alvarez & Marsal Taxand, LLC, an international management consulting firm, providing public and private businesses—as well as high wealth individuals—with tax advice and solutions. Cole received his Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Miami in 2008, and his MBA, focusing in finance and real estate, from Warrington College of Business Administration, Hough Graduate School of Business, at the University of Florida in 2009.

While pursuing his degrees, Cole worked for Grant Thornton, LLP where he developed his expertise in state and local tax practice, while assisting on compliance and consulting projects for banking corporations. Also, in conjunction with his studies, Cole began developing his federal and international tax consulting skills with Alvarez & Marsal Taxand, LLC in their international restructuring, business, and tax consulting division. Some notable clients included Terremark Worldwide, Inc., Telecom Italia, and North American Development Group, as well as many others.

Standing out from the crowd comes naturally to Cole. His commercial real estate clients benefit from his strong work ethic, customer service focus, attention to detail, business and financial knowledge and problem-solving skills.

Associations & Recognition

Commercial Association of Realtors New Mexico (CARNM), member, past treasurer
International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), member
National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), member
NAI Maestas & Ward, Top Producer, 2017, 2016, 2013
NAI Maestas & Ward, Outstanding Performance, 2018, 2015, 2014
NAI Maestas & Ward, Largest Transaction, 2018, 2016, 2014, 2013
NAI Maestas & Ward, Largest Single Consideration, 2017, 2015
NAI Maestas & Ward Advisor of the Month, 23 Times
NAI Global Elite Performer, 2013
NAIOP Developing Leaders, board member, 2014 – 2016
New Mexico 40 Under Forty, 2015

“Cole is one of my favorite people! He is extremely competent, and I would recommend him anytime to anyone.” Steve McClure | Piedra Lumber Co. LLC

“Cole was awesome; he took care of every little detail. He is very knowledgeable and his experience showed. We will do business again.
Keep this kid on your team, at all costs!” Kevin Davis | Boxing Bear Brewing

“Cole & Jake exceeded our expectations! They are #1 with us. We have complete trust in them. We had more personal contact with Jake, who—thank God—had a lot of patience. We feel that he put himself in our shoes. We were always kept up-to-date during negotiations. Your group is fortunate to have such outstanding representatives. We will continue to use them in the future.” Ben & Margaret Ruiz | Ruiz Development Company LC

“Cole and Riley were exceptional. They kept me informed and had great solutions to issues as they arose.” Tom Antram  French Funerals-Cremations, Inc.

“Cole and Shelly were responsive to me, my attorney and my property manager. This was a complicated sale and Cole was outstanding at solving issues and getting this done!” Victoria Seale | Unlimited Prosperity, L.C.

“Cole and Jake know values and understand the market.  Where they excel is in saving time and being competent in solving problems that arise in the transaction.  Thanks for the good service!” Steve Maestas | Maestas Development Group

“Cole & I work great together.  His communication and drive to succeed is what makes him the top broker.” Jason Anderton | Murphy Oil USA, Inc.

“Cole and Jake were great as always.  A pleasure to work with them.  They have my utmost confidence.” Ryan Bailey | Hyde Children Family Partnership II

“We so appreciated Cole helping us facilitate this closing.  He did an excellent job and answered all our questions.  We are grateful for his assistance!  He and the M&W staff are top notch!  Thank you all!” Ron Lucero | R&S Lucero Ltd Co

“Cole & Jake: These guys are good!  Their effort and expertise saved/made me a good amount of value.” Will Ferguson | Will Ferguson & Associates

“Jake and Cole were great to work with.  Cole has a tremendous understanding of the process and is always ready to assist.  5th or 6th deal we have worked on.” Jim Warshawski | Vista Balloon Commons Operating Associates, LP

“Cole is great to work with.” Ryan Bailey | Hyde Children Family Partnership II

“Nothing but praise for Cole.  Even my attorney was lavish in praise for him.  Knowledgeable, attentive, impartial and professional.”  Preston Zucker | 86th Street Associates, LLC

“Cole was definitely one of the better brokers we’ve dealt with.”  Clint Holland | When Opportunity Knocks, LLC

“[Rich and Cole] were great!”  Allen Lewis | United Enterprises, Inc.

“Great working with Cole.  Very professional and knowledgeable.”  Jim Warshawski | B&LV College Plaza LP

“Cole and Jake were great, very responsive!  We were the buyers and did not have an agent but we will strongly consider using this team to list and sell our retail properties in the future.”  Craig Johnson & Brian Matwijecky | Maylar L.P.

“Fantastic job. These guys are completely professional, pro-active, knowledgeable and effective. Great work!”  William Ferguson | Dreadnaught Papillon, LLC

“Cole did a great job of walking our team through the process and was very patient with us as we figured out what our needs were. We would highly recommend!”  Jared Humphries | Calvary Albuquerque, Inc.

“Cole and Jake were terrific! Job well done.”  Bradley Jones | Antione Center Partners, LP.

“Swanson Development Group very much enjoyed working with Cole Flanagan.  Cole was extremely organized which made our lives easier and was able to work with us on unexpected hurdles as they arose.  Cole’s professionalism was a breath of fresh air as we don’t always see this as a professional buyer.  We would recommend Cole very highly and look forward to working with him again in the near future.”   Steven Swanson | Swanson Development Group

“It was a pleasure to work with Cole; he went above and beyond.”  Ryan K. Bailey | Hyde Children Family Partnership

“From our twenty-five (25) years of real estate investing and dealing with scores of real estate agents, we feel Cole is definitely in the top of our list of truly professional and competent people we have dealt with. We will and already have recommended Cole to others who require assistance with real estate transactions. We will also most definitely contact Cole when we need such services in the future.’  Mick & Linda Olmstead | Private Investor

“Cole is one of the top professionals I have ever worked with.”  Jim Conway | Private Investor

“Cole was a pleasure to work with.  He has a lot of patience, offered great advice and suggestions.  He knows his business.”  Jim Geisler

“Always excellent!  Looking forward to completing the next two projects!”  Tim Hogsett | Private Investor

“Cole and Rich provided an exceptional level of insight, market knowledge and professionalism as we worked through the various issues and complications of our somewhat unusual and creative lease/purchase.  I feel justified in saying it is unlikely it would have gotten done without them.” Eric Bromenshenkel | President, US Distributing, Inc.

“I wanted to personally thank you for the representation you afforded our company in seller the subject property.  We sincerely appreciated your guidance and market knowledge you imparted throughout the process.  This transaction achieved all of our stated objectives.  I would highly recommend you and your company to anyone looking to sell commercial real estate.”  Todd J. Kenner | CEO/President, RESPEC

“Cole & Rich were very professional and understood the complexities along the way.” Joe Farr | PennMont Operating, LLC

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