A Mixed Use Development Like No Other


The site is just north of the Air Force Research Labs (AFRL), which consists of two Research Directorates - Directed Energy and Space Vehicles.

The MaxQ mixed-use development site is designed to transform 70 acres of vacant land on the Kirtland Air Force Base into approximately 1 million square feet of office, laboratory, and hospitality space.

While technically on Kirtland AFB, MaxQ is not behind the security fence, and tenants will be accessible to the public. The development plans to have a dedicated pedestrian gate providing secure access to Kirtland Air Force Base (AFB). Facilities within MaxQ will include both secure and unsecure office and lab space.

  • Adjacent to two Air Force Research Laboratory Directorates – Space Vehicles and Directed Energy
  • 70 Acres
  • 1 million square feet of planned office, Light Lab and R&D and commercial space
  • Infrastructure in place








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Home to some of the highest paid workers in the area, the men and women of Kirtland AFB are also among the most underserved by current restaurant and retail options. They’re here up to 60 hours a week without a dry cleaner, phone store, or day care. That’s all about to change.

University of New Mexico

Max Q is located just minutes from the 26,000-plus students and the thousands of faculty and support personnel of UNM. A fantastic new option for date night, shopping, and out-of-town visitors is long overdue for the student, staff, and parents of this flagship university.

Nob Hill & Sunport Corridor

Situated near hip, historic Nob Hill and the bustling Sunport Corridor, Max Q combines the upscale retail, dining and hospitality options these areas want with convenient access to additional lab, research, and office space, plus DoD colleagues and clients at Kirtland.


Government Contractors/R&D/Office

Northrup Grumman has built a 27,000 square foot facility that supports space systems engineering and mission operations.

More than 26,000 people work at Kirtland Air Force Base. MaxQ’s location by the Kirtland Air Force Base and the Air Force Research Laboratory, makes it a prime destination for a variety of industries.

Build to suit or ground lease – the choice is yours. We can build anything from general purpose offices to Sensitive Compartmentalized Information Facilities (SCIF), allowing you to more effectively interface with your clientele.

Government Contractors/R&D/Office:
Jim Wible
(505) 878-0001


Create an unforgettable value-add that will make your hotel the only option for area visitors.

You already provide stellar service inside your hotel. What if you could combine that with a beautifully curated setting for your hotel? With upscale dining and retail, unparalleled convenience, and the ideal Albuquerque location, it’s oh-so-easy.

Convenient to the airport, but not an airport hotel, the hospitality provider who succeeds in grabbing a coveted spot at Max Q will benefit from proximity to some of the busiest visitor traffic in the city.

The right clients and customers can take your restaurant or retail location from good to great. When you want to reach an exceptional clientele, you can’t do it from the same old strip mall. You need a setting as extraordinary as your business with the right look, the right layout and the right proximity to the best clientele.

The built-in customer base for MaxQ makes it the perfect location for your next project.

Hospitality Contact:
Austin Tidwell
O: (505) 337-0777 (ext 703)
M: (505) 702-1379