NAI Maestas & Ward
6801 Jefferson Road NE
Suite 200

Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109 United States
t505 878 0006 m505 250 8542 f505 878 0002
Senior Director

Specialties:  Industrial, Investment

Background & Experience

Jim Hakeem joined NAI Maestas & Ward in 2004 and has more than 20 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. 

Sales and leasing of industrial buildings and investment properties is Jim’s specialty. He also has extensive experience in development and acquisition in the real estate market. 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 Peoples Bank Advisory Board and several real estate associations.


Bachelor of Science; Mechanical Engineering, New Mexico State University Management Certification, University of Notre Dame

Professional Associations & Designations

Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce Board, member

Peoples Bank Advisory Board, member

Commercial Association of Realtors New Mexico (CARNM), member

National Association of Industrial & Office Properties, (NAIOP), member

NAI Maestas & Ward Largest Transaction of the Year, 2007, 2011, 2015

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: February and November 2008; July and October 2009; March, August, October, November 2011; March, April, July 2012; October 2013

NAI Maestas & Ward NAI Elite Performer, 2011