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Lia Armstrong, Vice President

Lia Armstrong

First Vice President

Capital Markets


Lia Armstrong First Vice President
Capital Markets Retail
Albuquerque 6100 Uptown Boulevard NE
Suite 300
Albuquerque, NM 87110

Professional Experience


Lia Armstrong is a retail leasing and investment specialist with CBRE in Albuquerque, NM.  Lia has over 13 years of impressive experience in commercial real estate. She provides leasing, landlord representation, tenant representation, investment acquisition, investment disposition and site development services. Lia also has a strong focus on rehabilitating underutilized shopping centers into successful retail box redevelopment projects. Due to her exceptional background in commercial real estate, development and management, Lia is recognized as an expert in the New Mexico retail market.

Lia is a member of CBRE Investment Properties. Membership in this group provides access to a nationally populated, proprietary database of active investors including 1031 exchange buyers as well as the full range of CBRE resources. Her unique skill set allows her to draw on these resources to identify appropriate locations and site availability for retail businesses.

Among her many achievements, in 2010 Lia was honored with the prestigious CARNM Realtor of the Year Award.  Lia’s continuous client centered focus, unparalleled market intelligence, strong ties within the Albuquerque community and countless relationships provide her with all the tools to achieve superior results.


Professional Affiliations / Accreditations


  • CBRE Investment Properties
  • Casa Esperanza, Board of Directors, Executive Committee-Vice President
  • Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
  • Commercial Association of Realtors New Mexico (CARNM), Past Board of Directors
  • Commercial Information Exchange/InfoTech, Past Co-Chairman
  • Commercial Real Estate Women (CREWNM), Past Website Chairman, Member
  • International Council of Shopping Centers Members (ICSC)
  • NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association
  • National Association of Realtors (NAR)
  • New Mexico Leasing Information Network (LIN), Past President




  • Bachelors of Business; Computer Information Systems, Colorado State University




  • CARNM Realtor of the Year, 2010


Significant Assignments


  • West Central Plaza
    Sale/Project Leasing
  • Andalucia
    Project Leasing
    Ground up grocery development
  • San Mateo Square
    Sale/Project Leasing
    46,702± SF
  • Sierra Vista Shopping Center
    Sale/Project Leasing
    173,537± SF
  • Unser Pavilion
    Project Leasing/Pad Site Sales
    8 acres
  • Alameda West Shopping Center
    Sale/Project Leasing
    191,292± SF
  • Four Hills Village Shopping Center
    Sale/Project Leasing
    171,286± SF




  • Heslin Holdings
  • Columbus Pacific Properties
  • Daskalos Development
  • LNR
  • Gardenswartz Realty
  • Hobby Lobby
  • Hertz
  • AT&T
  • NextCare
  • Big Lots
  • What a Burger
  • Armstrong McCall
  • European Wax
  • Insomnia Cookies
  • Cato

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Lia Armstrong First Vice President
Capital Markets Retail
Albuquerque 6100 Uptown Boulevard NE
Suite 300
Albuquerque, NM 87110

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