Values rooted in best practices and community.
With roots in New Mexico’s architectural heritage, Jay Rembe merges past and present with innovative developments that improve neighborhood value, enhance the urban experience and demonstrate Jay’s commitment to urban design ideals. Working through partnerships and his Albuquerque firm Rembe Urban Design + Development, Jay creates commercial, residential and mixed-use infill projects that resonate with the landscape and history of their place. “Working collaboratively with neighborhood groups is key to our approach. Having lived most of my life in Albuquerque, it’s important that my projects add value to their environment, both architecturally and aesthetically, and that the experience of being in the building or on its grounds is satisfying and memorable,” Jay explains.
Urban development in west downtown Albuquerque.
Jay’s infill projects west of downtown include Country Club Plaza, a three-acre mixed-use project with 75,000 square feet of existing and proposed buildings and the historic Horn Oil building, recently renovated for retail and office use; and Country Club Place, a 31,000-square foot mixed use project that includes the former 1940s Sandia Theater building, recently renovated for an Aveda Institute, and a new Albuquerque location for the Santa Fe restaurant Vinaigrette.
Heather Gallegos, Director of Operations
Heather joined rembe urban design + development in 2017. She graduated from the Albuquerque Academy and received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a major in finance from the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona. As a Senior Partner with Rocky Mountain Group, LLC, Heather worked as a consultant for rural hospitals, county and tribal governments and non-profit organizations. Her primary area of focus included grant writing, budget development, strategic planning, community-needs assessments, and program evaluation. Most recently as a business owner and office administrator, Heather has a comprehensive experience in project management, systems development and implementation, financial planning, fiscal management, marketing and client service.
Heather’s extensive experience in finance is central to the firm’s successful fiscal management, precise budgeting and planning, and rigorous project oversight. Heather expertly manages all aspects of banking requirements for credit lines, draws for construction projects, and all the demanding day-to-day operations of a multi-faceted development firm. In executing her responsibilities at rembe urban design + development, Heather provides optimal project control and management, expert property management and skilled client communications.
Micaela Eldridge-Lane, Leasing Manager + Community Liaison
Micaela joined Rembe Properties in early 2020. She graduated with honors from the University of New Mexico in 2015 with degrees in English and Multimedia Journalism. She has extensive retail customer service, marketing, and management experience and continues to work as the branch manager and event coordinator for Right as Rayne Events. Micaela’s duties include marketing available units, providing tours, scouting for lessees, scheduling property-related maintenance, marketing all available properties, managing social media accounts, creating social media campaigns, developing community newsletters, organizing community events for tenants and any support needed related to administration and property management. Micaela is the first and most important contact for potential tenants and has been extremely successful in keeping the property leased.
Alfred Chavez, Head of Facilities
Alfred joined Rembe Properties in 2019. He has 33 years experience with the Albuquerque Public Schools in the maintenance and operations department. He also owns a landscape maintenance business, Maya Maintenance. Because of his extensive experience and expertise, Alfred has helped Rembe Properties raise the level of quality and efficiency in response to tenant work orders, quarterly, and annual preventative maintenance, timely and thorough unit turns, routine property safety and overall assistance in maintaining high quality multi-use properties. Alfred’s positive personality creates a welcoming community that tenants appreciate, particularly when they need help with work orders.
Kenny Myers, Architect
Kenny is a registered architect, currently practicing in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Prior to his employment at Rembe Urban Design + Development, He headed +KMA, a multi-disciplinary practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and worked closely with ASK Design/ Build in Cambridge Massachusetts. Prior to this he was lead designer at Environmental Dynamics, Inc. and a construction manager and fabricator with Big Belt Construction Management, in Troy New York. Kenny has over the years, worked across the United States and the Caribbean. Through thoughtful design practices he has helped developers, business owners, and residents successfully integrate both large and small scale projects into the existing fabric of their local communities. While his resume includes multiple building types including education, retail and commercial, he specializes in multifamily and luxury residential housing. Kenny holds a Masters of Architecture from the University of New Mexico School of Architecture and Planning, and has kept close ties with the school, acting as a part-time faculty member since 2016, teaching studios in both the architecture and landscape departments