Steve MaestasChief Executive Officer
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Maestas Development Group and founder of NAI Maestas & Ward, the largest commercial real estate management and brokerage firm in New Mexico. Steve is a recognized expert in multiple facets of commercial real estate with more than 30 years of hands on experience. Appointed Chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Board of Directors in 2015 and 2016, he continues to serve on its Board of Directors. Steve is also an Albuquerque Community Foundation Trustee, Albuquerque Economic Development Executive Committee Member and CNM Ingenuity Board Member.
Wes ButeroChief Development Officer
Chief Development Officer with over 16 years of experience in retail, restaurant and mixed-use real estate development. As a professional engineer, Wes is proficient in all facets of entitlement, site and vertical development. He is also responsible for the financial analysis of each project and evaluating profitability.
LeeAnn WerbelowGeneral Counsel
General Counsel with over 13 years of experience coordinating and facilitating multi-million dollar, multi-party commercial real estate transactions and drafting and negotiating real estate agreements. LeeAnn serves as a Board Member for the Albuquerque Board of Appeals (Planning & Zoning) and a Board Member and past Chair of Real Property Trust and Estate Division of New Mexico Bar.
Cass SchafferProject Coordinator
Project Coordinator with over 8 years of knowledge, experience and understanding in various commercial and residential real estate roles. With a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of South Dakota, Cass leads the support team concerning meaningful consultant and tenant relations. She is adept in managing construction, municipal administration and financial analysis.
Head of Accounting with more than 20 years of experience in commercial real estate development, construction, property management and asset management. Carla offers a wealth of knowledge and expertise. She leads the accounting team and ensures financial reporting is accurate and timely.
Celina EspinozaCommunication and Community Outreach Director
Communication and Community Outreach Director with more than a decade of diverse media relations and marketing experience providing a unique perspective concerning branding, advertising and social media. Celina served as an on-air, multimedia journalist in a top 50 market and the Communication Director for the largest law enforcement agency in the state of New Mexico.