Our Team

Base 5 is a team of experienced retail brokers who are challenging the traditional brokerage model. We are small by design, and focus on only select assignments. We have proven that combining our individual talents leads to exceptional service and the ability to get deals over the finish line.

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    Kino James

    Kino is our fearless leader, most seasoned partner, and professional tour guide. Kino has been responsible for some of the largest Tenant rollouts in NM including 47 Starbucks locations, 10 Ross stores (with double that number on the 5 year plan), Sportsmans Warehouse, and Wendy’s. He has also been instrumental in selling some of the largest shopping centers in the region.

    Kino is an exceptional salesperson, always acting with honesty and integrity...just ask any of his clients! Kino is one of the happiest and most positive people you will ever meet. He’s also a well known artist, having his paintings displayed throughout NM. He has 2 amazing kids that he chases down the ski slopes. He’s an avid runner and KTM fanatic!

    Any questions? Jump in the car with him, we promise you will be impressed!


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    David Chavez

    David (“Chavo”) is our Qualifying Broker, investment specialist, and B5 tech support...he even has a tip jar on his desk! Chavo has over a decade of experience working with Landlords, national tenant accounts, and selling both multi-tenant and NNN assets. A few of his current accounts including Ross, Wendy’s, Jersey Mike’s, Sprint, Bloomin’ Brands, VEREIT, and Weingarten. He has excellent marketing, technical, and process skills...so basically he’s the glue that keeps our big projects on track.

    Chavo has a positive attitude, an unmatched drive and work ethic, but still finds time for some fun. When he’s not holding down the fort at B5 world headquarters, he’s outside being awesome at life. He is an avid risk-taker (just ask his knee surgeon), skier, mountaineer, and mountain biker.

    Give Chavo a shout, we think you’ll like what he has to say!


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    Clayton King

    Clayton King has been involved in commercial real estate his entire life. Clayton is a multi dimensional broker understanding both the deal making side of the business, the ownership side of the business and the management side of the business. He specializes in Tenant representation and has represented companies such as Freddy's Frozen Custard, Blaze Pizza, Hibbett Sports, Arby's, Church's Chicken, Del Taco, Denny's , among others. From a Landlord representation standpoint, Clayton focuses on pad sites and ground up projects throughout the State. If you have a project that you feel is ideal for a quick service or sit down restaurant, Clayton is your go-to guy.

    When Clayton isn't working on transactions he loves exploring the outdoors with his wife and son. On weekends you will find him on a trail hiking, in a river fishing, or in his Polaris RZR exploring the high country.


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    David Fite

    David (aka “Fite”) is our restaurant specialist and resident sommelier. He previously had 25 years in the restaurant & liquor business, and now over 15 years of restaurant and retail brokerage. Some of Fite’s current clients include Brinker-Chili’s, Bloomin Brands (Outback Steakhouse & Bonefish Grill), Einstein Bagels, Weck’s, LePeep, Frost Gelato, Costa Vida Mexican Grill, Fuddrucker’s and Dominos.

    Outside of B5 and eating at amazing restaurants, Fite is an outdoorsman, grandfather and thrill-seeker…ripping snowmobiles, skiing, fishing, bird hunting, kite boarding and mountain biking.

    If you have questions on restaurants, wine, or what lure to use, give Fite a call!


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    Ariana James West

    Ariana is our leasing specialist and our in-house travel consultant; an Albuquerque native, but ask her about any place in the world and she’s probably been there. With her background as an international, corporate travel director, she brings a wealth of experience in interacting and negotiating with people from all walks of life, from Fortune 500 Companies to those indispensable local small businesses. However large or small your leasing needs, Ariana is your go-to-girl. When not dovetailing that perfect tenant into your property, she can be found with her two children mountain biking and hiking the mountain trails or enjoying a round of golf with her Brit of a husband. A former ski instructor, kayaker, raft guide and wrangler, you can always depend on Ariana to lasso that dream tenant.


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    Nicole Rhodes

    Nicole Rhodes is a dynamic broker that offers her clients superior representation through experience. Nicole started her path in real estate years ago with property management. She made the transition into brokerage in 2014 and has been completing successful transactions ever since. She specializes in Tenant Representation and has represented US Bank, Great Clips, Wingstop, among others. Given Nicole's background in Property Management, she is able to counsel her clients on a higher level regarding how a Retail Property operates and what certain deal points to looks out for as a Tenant or Landlord. When Nicole is not in the office you will find her sharpening her negotiation skills with her two daughters Victoria and Bella (very, very tough negotiators). If you want a broker that is a great communicator and knowledgeable, call Nicole!


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    Brandon Saylor

    Brandon has been in the commercial real estate business his entire life. He is a multi dimensional broker that understands the acquisition, disposition and management of commercial real estate. Brandon has been involved in several significant transactions throughout the state and has represented both national and local tenants. What sets Brandon apart is his ability to lease and sales assets that are challenging through non-traditional marketing. Brandon utilizes technology and relationships to maximize results for his clients. His skills do not only extend to commercial real estate, Brandon is a local pro when it comes to skiing, mountain biking and golfing. Brandon is a New Mexico native and enjoys every aspect of the Southwest.