EXPERIENCE: Michael is the exclusive tenant broker in New Mexico for Dollar Tree, Crunch Fitness, Bridgestone, T-Mobile-Express, and Wienerschnitzel, among others. He has also represented KIMCO and Westwood among other national, regional, and local landlords and developers. Michael’s investment brokerage and development experience includes several multi-million dollar retail and land transactions. He is also an expert in emerging and existing Hispanic business and speaks Spanish fluently.
BIOGRAPHY: Michael Armijo Butler is the Managing Partner and Qualifying Broker for Lockehouse Retail Group and a Principal with LRG Investors. Previously he co-founded Base 5 Retail Partners where he was a Principal and Qualifying Broker until September 30, 2016. Michael worked at NAI Maestas & Ward beginning in 2005, and was named its youngest Director in 2007. He has extensive domestic and international business experience, having lived and worked in Mexico, Singapore, Australia, Malaysia, Hong Kong and India. As Asia Pacific Regional Sales Director for Actuate, a publicly held software and technology firm, his clients included Citibank, Credit Suisse Asset Management and Deutsche Bank.
An Albuquerque native, Butler earned his B.A. and B.S. degrees from the University of Oregon. He also studied international business, marketing, management and Spanish at the Universidad de Sevilla in Seville, Spain at the International Consortium of International Studies.
PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION: CCIM Marketing Deal of the Year, 2009; NAI Maestas & Ward No. 1 Producing Broker, 2009; NAI Maestas & Ward Top Three Producer, 2008, 2006.
ASSOCIATIONS: ICSC-International Council of Shopping Centers; CARNM-Commercial Association of Realtors New Mexico.
MORE ABOUT MICHAEL FROM HIS CLIENTS: "Michael’s creativity, work ethic, and deal making abilities have delivered consistent results for Dollar Tree over the last ten plus years.”
– Ricardo Hurtado – Sr. Leasing Director – West – Dollar Tree
Specialties: Retail Brokerage, Investment Sales, Premier Tenant and Landlord Representation, Development and Hispanic Business