NAI Maestas & Ward
6801 Jefferson Road NE
Suite 200

Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109 United States
t+1 505 998 1642 m15052644650 f+1 505 878 0002

Specialties:  Industrial, Investment

Background & Experience
Joining NAI Maestas and Ward in 2012, John brings his 27 years’ experience from a career in law, then real estate and development to the firm. After receiving his Juris Doctorate from the University of Kansas and legal practice in Colorado, John came to New Mexico in 1988 to serve the restructuring, then liquidation, of development properties for PNM’s commercial holding subsidiaries in five western states. Other notable domestic and international transactions for public and private companies have ranged from resort developments and aviation related properties in the Rocky Mountain West and South America to federal and provincial leases of oil shales and oil sands in Western Colorado and Northern Alberta.

Concentrating in investments and sales, John represents owners, buyers and investors, together with landlords and tenants. In today’s challenging market, John’s wealth of experience in commercial and industrial transactions, securities, restructurings, workouts, foreclosures and distressed properties is of great benefit and added value to his clients. John has been recognized for his ability to negotiate, litigate, structure and close simple and complex transactions.

Attention to detail and communication are the cardinal points of John’s client representation. John exceeds clients’ expectations that they realize the best value for and highest return on their assets.
J.D., University of Kansas School of Law
Professional Associations & Designations
Commercial Association of Realtors New Mexico (CARNM)
National Association of Realtors (NAR)
Greater Albuquerque Association of Realtors, Board of Directors,Treasurer,Co-Chair Audit and Corporate Governance Committee
Realtors Association of New Mexico (RANM), Board of Directors and Forms Committee
Greater Albuquerque Habitat for Humanity, Board of Directors
HGTV, local television guide and expert commentator for Albuquerque and Santa Fe
Coldwell Banker Legacy, Largest Transaction in Company History
Author, U.S./Canadian Cross-Border Insolvency Protocol for U.S. Federal Bankruptcy and Canadian Courts
Boston Pizza International, U.S. Rookie of the Year
NM Adaptive Ski Program, Ski Instructor and Board Member
New Mexico Amateur Hockey Association, VP and Director
Albuquerque Girls Soccer Club, Director
Transaction History
Bellamah Community Development/Meadows Resources/Public Service Company of NM
Solv-Ex Corporation/Solv-Ex Canada, LTD.