NAI Maestas & Ward
6801 Jefferson Road NE
Suite 200

Albuquerque, NM United States 87109
t(505) 998 5736 f(505) 878 0002

Specialties: Industrial, Investment

Background & Experience
With 34 years of experience, Rich joined NAI Maestas & Ward in April 2010. As a CCIM and SIOR, he is one of the top industrial, land and investment brokers in the Albuquerque area. Previously, Rich served as president of NAI The Vaughan Company. He holds a Bachelor degree from UNM, where he was a three-year starter on the football team and team captain his senior year. In addition, Rich attended graduate school at UNM Anderson School of Management for Business Administration.

Proficiency in all areas of sales and leasing has enabled him to enjoy long-term relationships with companies such as McDonald’s Corporation, Sun Healthcare Group, Pepsi Corp., Fed Ex Freight, University of New Mexico Hospital, People’s Bank, City of Albuquerque, United States Postal Service, International Paper, and Albuquerque Public Schools for whom he completed transactions including purchase of more than 24 acres in Tijeras, NM and the purchase of 175,000 square feet for the administrative headquarters.

Rich has been a leader in the Albuquerque commercial real estate community for many years. He was a member of the original group of Realtors who started the Commercial Association of Realtors (CARNM) in 1996 and was the organization’s second recipient of the “Realtor of the Year” award in 1997. He is one of less than twenty Commercial Real Estate brokers in the state of New Mexico to have obtained the prestigious designations of Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR).

In addition to his success as a broker, Rich served in a management role for over 20 years with NAI Vaughan Company, an Albuquerque Commercial Real Estate firm with 30 commercial real estate brokers. Part of his duties with NAI Vaughan Company included that of Business Director for NAI Global, a managed network of independent commercial real estate firms with 5,000 professionals and 325 offices in 55 countries.

Diller earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of New Mexico, where he played football, and attended graduate school at UNM’s Anderson School of Management for Business Administration.
Professional Associations & Designations
NAI Maestas & Ward Outstanding Performance, 2015
NAI Global Silver Elite Award Winner, 2013
CoStar Power Broker, 2013 (industrial leasing transactions)
President of Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) – New Mexico Chapter, 2005
President of Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) – New Mexico Chapter, 1995
“Realtor of the Year” for the state of New Mexico-The Commercial Association of Realtors (CARNM), 1997
Past Board of Directors Member of NAIOP and CARNM
University of New Mexico Alumni Association Board of Directors and Executive Committee
Past Samaritan Counseling Center Board of Directors
Client Testimonials

“Rich represented UPS in the sale of an industrial property in Albuquerque. His professionalism, knowledge of the market and understanding of our objectives led to a very favorable transaction. As a direct result of Rich's hard work and dedication, I would recommend his services and will consider him for future transactions.”
- • Luis M Torres, Corporate Real Estate

“Rich has provided Lamar Outdoor with excellent real estate service in helping Lamar achieve its commercial real estate goals. The professionalism and quality of his work has been outstanding. I recommend Rich to any business having commercial real estate needs of any kind.”
- • Michael Mons, Vice President and General Manager - Lamar Outdoor of New Mexico/El Paso

“I was new to the real estate business when Rich took on my listing. He is an outstanding professional who really took the time to hold my hand and listen to my concerns. I will continue to recommend him to my friends and family.”
- • David D. Murphy - A Class RV Storage

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