Danny Villanueva Invests in Las Cruces
Testimonial by Danny:
Last year I called my friend, John Hummer, Owner & Broker of Steinborn Inc. REALTORS® and informed him of my interest to purchase property in Las Cruces. Having invested in communities all over the United States, I have always wanted to invest in the community that provided me with the foundation for my future success.
I had a small 1031 exchange and wanted to find a property in Las Cruces to exchange my funds. John introduced me to one of his commercial brokers, Tom Whatley, and asked Tom to represent me with my property search. On my first visit with Tom, he spent an entire weekend touring and showing me various opportunities. I found Tom to be a very bright, energetic and no-nonsense individual. Given my confidence in Tom, I asked him to look for a larger investment. Over the past year, Tom spent a tremendous amount of time searching opportunities and negotiating on my behalf. His communication with me and responsiveness to my requests was outstanding!
Thanks to Tom's diligence, I was able to purchase property located at 655 E. University Avenue (currently occupied by Guzman's Greenhouse). My goal is to play a part in the restoration efforts of University Avenue and convert this property into an innovative commercial development that will benefit not only the NMSU students, faculty and visitors but the entire Las Cruces community.
Tom is working with me to identify additional properties. It is my desire to increase my investment in the future of Las Cruces. Tom is "my go to broker!" He and his company understand the importance of placing the customer first. Thanks to Tom's efforts and the support of Steinborn TCN, I am in excellent hands.
- Danny Villanueva
About Danny: A native of Tucumcari, N.M., Villanueva came to New Mexico State University on a football scholarship and was a member of the team that won the Sun Bowl in 1959. He also was editor of the Round Up, the student newspaper. After his NFL career, he returned to journalism and quickly rose to national prominence. As news director of KMEX-TV, Channel 34 in Los Angeles, he led the station to a Peabody Award, one of broadcast journalism's highest honors. He was senior vice president of Spanish International Communications Corp., which owned KMEX and other stations, from 1971 until the company was acquired by Univision Holdings in 1986. Villanueva remained as a top executive with Univision until 1990, when he began his current career as a founder of Bastion Capital Corp. Bastion is a partner in the Telemundo Communications Group and other companies in the United States and Mexico.