NAI Maestas & Ward
6801 Jefferson Road NE
Suite 200

Albuquerque, NM United States 87109
t+1 505 338 4107 Ext 122 m+1 505 235 7585 f+1 505 878 0002
Cole Flanagan
Partner, Investment Specialist

Specialties: Accounting, Investment

Background & Experience
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 $226 million in closed investment transactions over the past four 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 Maestas & Ward, 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.

Professional Associations & Designations
Commercial Association of Realtors New Mexico (CARNM), member, treasurer
International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), member
National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), member
NAI Maestas & Ward, Outstanding Performance, 2015, 2014
NAI Maestas & Ward, Top Producer, 2016, 2013
NAI Maestas & Ward, Largest Transaction, 2016, 2014, 2013
NAI Maestas & Ward, Largest Single Consideration, 2015
NAI Maestas & Ward Advisor of the Month, 15 Times
NAI Global Elite Performer, 2013
NAIOP Developing Leaders, board member, 2014 - Present


Client Testimonials

“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

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

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

“It was a pleasure to work with Cole, he went above and beyond.”
- • Ryan Bailey, Hyde Family Partnership

“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