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2019 Deals of the Year Finalist: 4900 Lang Ave NE


MZA Associates Corp.’s lease at 4900 Lang Ave NE has been nominated as a finalist for Albuquerque Business First’s 2019 Deals of the Year Awards.

MZA Associates Corp. is an Albuquerque based weapons research and analysis organization specializing in laser optics. The 10-year deal at the 48,000 square foot space is worth $10 million, and provides a significant improvement in laboratory space, meeting rooms, and general office accommodations for the company. Colliers International Albuquerque-Santa Fe brokers John Ransom, Senior Vice President and Principal, and Tim With, Senior Vice President and Principal, represented the landlord. Richard Hanna of Albuquerque's Hanna Commercial represented the tenant.  

The Deals of the Year Awards recognize important deals — mergers, acquisitions, real estate transactions and more — that have the potential to create jobs and wealth and move the economy forward. The 34 finalists were selected by Albuquerque Business First based on their size and potential, and features deals in eight categories, ranging from technology to finance.  Winners will be revealed on December 5th, at the annual Deals of the Year Awards Gala. 

Colliers International is pleased to congratulate John and Tim on their nominated deal.

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