The owner of Rachel Matthew Homes, Steven Nakamura recently made the decision to aid in the construction of an Officer Gregg Benner memorial. Alongside the project coordinator, Nakamura donated a structure that will be located in the public safety memorial section of the city’s Veterans Monument Park that will protect a future memorial statue from the weather. Benner was shot in the line of duty on May 25 th , 2015 following a late night traffic stop. The donation is worth approximately $50,000 in steel, concrete, granite, and stucco from Rachel Matthew Homes.Learn More.
The beautiful new Ask Acadmey Charter School building was completed in February of 2016. On Wednesday, February 24, 2016, Governor Susana Martinez and Secretary of Education Hanna Skandera as well as the mayor, Ask Academy chairs and other NM representatives came to the school for a very exciting opening. Colin DeGroot, a teaher at the Ask Acadmey was recognized by the Milken Educational Foundation and awarded $25,000.
In February of 2015 Rachel Matthew Development and the ASK Academy broke ground for the ASK Academy’s new campus on Sundt Road in Rio Rancho. The groundbreaking marked the beginning of the construction of a 38,950 square foot facility that will accommodate more than 600 high school students.
The plans for the new complex were developed by the team at Rachel Matthew Development to include accommodation for 600 high school and middle school students, and will feature modern science and engineering labs.
The ASK Academy is a grades six through twelve public charter school in Rio Rancho. The academy develops and delivers curriculum that emphasizes science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through project based experiences, access to innovative technologies, research programs, relationship building, and extensive partnership programs in order to foster engagement. The school strives to provide opportunities for learners to demonstrate the attitudes, skills, and core knowledge they have attained through their coursework through facilitated and independent learning processes.
The staff of Rachel Matthew Development are proud to have partnered with The ASK Academy to create this new, state-of-the-art learning center.
The NAIOP, The Commercial Real Estate Development Association, held its Eagle Awards ceremony on Friday, December 4th, at the Albuquerque Marriott. The Eagle Awards honor real estate projects that meet high standards in the local area. This year, 63 projects were entered into the competition. Among this field, Rachel Matthew Development was honored with the Merit Award for our work at the Wealth Management Group building in Rio Rancho.
As has become tradition at the annual event, the luncheon program featured a video of skits that spoofed different scenes from popular movies. The video was incorporated into the ceremony, and awards were handed out intermittently.
These days, renovations and remodels are the primary work for most companies working in commercial real estate. NAIOP president, Lynn Andersen, noted that two of the Eagle Awards’ nine categories this year emphasized upgrades to existing buildings.