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Colliers | New Mexico-El Paso Announces New Member of the Brokerage Team


The Albuquerque Office Names Alex Zannes as New Associate Broker

Colliers | New Mexico-El Paso is pleased to announce that Alex Zannes has joined the Albuquerque office as an Associate Broker. He recently returned to New Mexico after serving in a variety of roles over the course of seven years in Honolulu, Hawaii.

“We’re delighted that Alex has joined our group. His education, experience, enthusiasm, and competitive spirit will contribute to his success. I personally take great comfort that our future, as an industry, is in the hands of such ability,” says Scott Whitefield, Managing Director, Qualifying Broker, President, and Principal for the New Mexico office.

Zannes will be joining a team of market leaders and professionals with decades of experience across all sectors of commercial real estate.

After finishing his degree at the University of New Mexico (UNM), Zannes began his career in Albuquerque as a sports intern with KRQE Channel 13, moving on to KOB Channel 4 as a sports reporter. During his time in Hawaii, he worked as a reporter for the local news, moving on to become the communications director for the Mayor of Honolulu, and then on to lead communications for the Hawaii Chamber of Commerce. 

His experience in government and the non-profit sector gave him a front row seat to the way communities can be transformed when local businesses are given a chance to develop and thrive. “It’s my hope that I can play a role in highlighting Albuquerque as a great place to live and work,” said Zannes.

As communications director for the Mayor of Honolulu, Zannes worked with state, federal, and local officials to keep the public informed of the ever-changing Covid-19 pandemic landscape, including attending regular teleconferences with the governor and island mayors. During his tenure as a reporter, he covered everything from the local city council to the false missile alert that made news around the world.

Zannes grew up in the North Valley, attending Garfield Middle School and then Valley High School where he received the Maloof Scholarship, which at that time, was awarded to just one male and one female student athlete in the state who were attending an in-state college.

While at UNM, he was a Presidential Scholar and 4-year member of the Lobo Golf Team, graduating cum laude with a degree in political science.

Zannes also competed on Season 11 of Ninja Warrior and is an avid rock climber and mountain biker.