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John Lewinger | Colliers | Albuquerque

John Lewinger

Founder & Principal | Albuquerque

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Professional Summary

As the founder of Colliers International | New Mexico, John established the Company in 1985 and built it into the largest and best service provider for commercial real estate in the State of New Mexico. He encourages his professionals to challenge and surpass their own high standards as well as those of the industry. John has the enthusiastic support of his clientele and colleagues. His participation in decision-making organizations has enhanced the position of commercial real estate issues at local, national and international levels. John’s decorations for service as an outstanding aviator during the Vietnam conflict serve to underscore his commitment to excellence.

John Lewinger began his career in real estate as Assistant to the President of Sommer Construction Company, New York
City and New Jersey, where he directed leasing and management of 1,000 apartment units and a 40 story building. In 1975 John moved to the Southwest where he founded a solid career in commercial real estate. As Broker and President of Walker Hinkle Company, John was instrumental in the company’s growth to the third largest real estate company in New Mexico. As Executive Vice President of G.W. Walker and Company, John oversaw the development of over 140,000 square feet of industrial space in a period of two years.
After 25 years at the helm of Grubb & Ellis | New Mexico, John has turned the reins over to the next generation.  John will focus his time on the many facets of real estate and banking to meet the needs of his clients.


Lieutenant Aviator, United States Navy, Vietnam Conflict Era
NAIOP Member of the Year, New Mexico Chapter: 1995
Realtor of the Year Award, Albuquerque Metropolitan Board of Realtors: 2001
New Mexico BusinessWeekly – “NM Power Broker Top 100” for 10 years


B.A. in Fine Arts, Bethany College,West Virginia
Licensed New Mexico Qualifying Broker

Memberships & Involvements

Founder and Past CEO of Grubb & Ellis, Past President of New Mexico Real Estate Commission, Past Chair of Real Estate Education Foundation




Asset Management, Ground lease, Property Tax, Receivership, Bank REO, Investment Properties

Service Lines

Tenant Representation, Capital Markets

Featured News

Dec 7, 2020

Press Release: John Lewinger Elected to Board of Directors of the Loan Fund

The Loan Fund recently welcomed two new members to the 15-member Board of Directors, John R. Lewinger and Eric Hall.
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