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Jim Smith, CCIM, SIOR

REALTOR® of the Year

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Jim Smith joined CBRE as an industrial specialist in 2006. Jim has lived in Albuquerque since 1964 and has over 13 years of industrial real estate experience along with over 24 years of experience in business ownership, management, and sales in the construction and industrial distribution industry. Jim’s diverse and expansive background gives him a unique skill set which allows him to provide his clients with valuable insight into innovative solutions to their commercial real estate needs.

Jim understands the importance of thoroughly evaluating his clients’ real estate requirements and is completely focused on finding the right industrial property to take their business to the next level. He has unmatched knowledge of the occupier market and market activity which ensures that the properties he has listed are presented to an extensive community of qualified tenant/occupier prospects. His experience operating a distribution business, serving construction and manufacturing clients, and his expansive understanding of business finance allows him to effectively guide his clients through complex transactions with a comprehensive strategy for success.

Jim expertly leverages the market-leading CBRE platform to ensure that each project he is involved with benefits from the full portfolio of service and support available. Jim’s experience in all types of industrial transactions combined with the CBRE platform gives his clients’ the edge over competitors.

Jim’s success is reflected by his impressive portfolio of achievements, including 2016 CARNM Realtor of the Year and Top Producer in 2010 and Top 5 Producer in 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2009 and 2008. He has been involved in some of the most significant industrial transactions in the market. In addition, his countless relationships within the community allow him to stay completely informed on upcoming trends and projects.

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • CBRE First Vice President 2016
  • CBRE Vice President 2009
  • CBRE Senior Associate 2006
  • SIOR® (Society of Industrial and Office Realtors) – SIOR Board 2010 – Present
  • CCIM® (Certified Commerical Investment Member) – NM Chapter 2001 – Present
  • CARNM® ( Commercial Assocaiton of REALTORS New Mexico)
  • CARNM Realtor of the Year 2016
    • CARNM® Board President 2012
    • CARNM® Board 2010- 2013
    • CARNM® Info & Technology Committee 2005-2007
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central NM – Board of Directors 2010-Present
  • Roadrunner Food Bank – Board of Directors 2013 – Present
  • United Way Alexis del Tocqueville Society

Designations

  • SIOR® (Society of Industrial and Office Realtors)  – SIOR 2010 – Present
  • CCIM® (Certified Commerical Investment Member) – 2008 – Present
  • NAIOP ( National Association of Industrial & Office Properties)
  • CARNM® ( Commercial Association of REALTORS New Mexico)
    • CARNM® Board President 2012
    • CARNM® Board 2010- 2013
    • CARNM® Info & Technology Committee 2005-2007
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central NM – Board of Directors 2010-Present
  • Roadrunner Food Bank – Board of Directors 2013 – Present
  • United Way Alexis de Tocqueville Society

Education

  • The University of New Mexico, Bachelor of Arts; Economics, 1979
  • Excellence in Management School
    • 1999 Purdue University
    • 1996 Texas A&M University

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