Three More Brokers Join Zia Realty Group

From left, owner/broker James Chrobocinski of Zia Realty Group with new brokers Jessica Griego, Michael Griego and Patrick Metzger in the company’s offices at 15th Street and Central Avenue. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


By Carol A. Clark
Los Alamos Daily Post

Patrick Metzger, Michael Griego and his wife Jessica Griego have joined Zia Realty Group, bringing the company’s team of licensed brokers to 27, along with five support staff.

“I’m very excited to have three new and very hard working brokers join us,” owner/broker James Chrobocinski said. “Michael and Jessica are working together as a team … Michael served the community well selling insurance during the last four years and we’re happy to have him and Jessica on our team.”

Michael, 38, grew up in Los Alamos and is the grandson of Manny and Delores Olivas who moved to the community in the 1960s. He lived in Albuquerque for a while and moved back to Los Alamos five years ago with his wife. They now have a son, 3, and daughter, 2.

“I’m excited about working with my wife as a team and serving the community that my family has grown up in,” he said. Jessica, 34, added, “I’ve always wanted to get into real estate so I’m really excited to join this outstanding team of brokers at Zia Realty Group.”

Chrobocinski also spoke about adding Metzger to the team.

“Patrick is very well known throughout the community … he is very hard working and has excellent people skills … I’m expecting great things from him,” Chrobocinski said.

Metzger, 39, is single. He grew up in Los Alamos, moved to Denver in 2010 for a while, then lived in Seattle before returning home about seven months ago.

“Los Alamos drew me back … the people and my family,” he said. “I’ve been in retail and the insurance business so this was an obvious step for me to take. My mom has been in real estate for more than 30 years and I’ll be the third generation of Metzgers serving Los Alamos in some way since 1947. I look forward to continuing the Metzger tradition of serving Los Alamos.”

Chrobocinski founded Zia Realty Group in 2012. The company is in a suite of offices at the corner of Central Avenue and 15th Street in the New Mexico Bank & Trust Building in downtown Los Alamos.  Chrobocinski can be reached at or 505.662.8899.