John A. Menicucci

John A. Menicucci

Qualifying Broker/Principal

John joined Berger Briggs in January of 1976 as an apartment leasing broker and property manager. He is a licensed NM Real Estate Broker and the Owner and Qualifying Broker for Berger Briggs Real Estate and Property Management, Inc.

He expanded the apartment management portfolio to include commercial buildings, retail strip shopping centers, and office buildings.

In the early years of his career he worked with the commercial brokers in the office to develop management plans for properties they sold to investment clients.
He directed the renovation of several historic landmark buildings in downtown Albuquerque for management clients, specifically, the renovation and leasing of the Occidental Life Building and the Sunshine Building. Both are considered among the finest historic renovations of old Albuquerque buildings.

As part of his management duties he expanded the holdings of a family portfolio of apartments around the University of New Mexico. This included managing the construction and lease up of several new apartment buildings for that family’s portfolio. After 45 years the family continues to hold these apartments in a very active real estate market.

John has always maintained a very hands on approach from managing his brokers to the day to day management of the properties that owners and investors have entrusted to his care. He is intimately involved in the daily operations of the business as well as the daily operations of the property management department.

He tours properties on a daily basis and communicates with management clients to determine goals, budgets, maintenance and repair items, remodeling and tenant improvement projects. He consults on a regular basis with property owners about their investments or their potential investments. He has consulted with property owners about the disposition of their property or the alternative of holding the property. He has consulted with tenants looking to relocate or stay in their current location.

During the course of his career, he has represented clients in district court receiverships, for trust department of several local banks, and various law firms for properties possibly going into foreclosure. He has represented clients before the City of Albuquerque Environmental Planning Commission for various development projects.

As a native of Albuquerque, John is very familiar with the history of the city and its growth. His knowledge of neighborhoods and properties is very broad putting him in a unique position to advise clients on their potential purchase or lease. He has strong negotiating and problem solving skills.

John has been an active member of the Albuquerque community. In addition to being a current member and past Board Treasurer of the Commercial Association of Realtors New Mexico, CARNM, he has been a past president for the local chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management. He has served on various foundation and charitable boards. Most notably he is a past Chairman and Board member of Catholic Charities of New Mexico, where he helped with the fundraising and construction of the new headquarters building for Catholic Charites from 2007 to 2017.