Optimizing the CRE Organization for Optimal Execution
Blake is an SVP and leader of the Cresa Portland office. Blake is known as a strategic business partner and CRE thought leader with extensive experience managing diverse CRE portfolios for large, medium, and small companies. He focuses on listening and advising his clients to design and implement real estate strategies that complement and align with organizations goals.
Over the course of the last 12 years, Blake has been involved in well over 1,000 real estate engagements, totaling in excess of 4 M square feet in 80 markets across the country, as well as in Puerto Rico, South/Latin America and Canada. As a skilled and trusted advisor, Blake works with his clients to design, refine and execute real estate strategies that solve problems. Whether a client requires a one-person executive suite or a national headquarters, Blake’s knowledge of real estate market dynamics, negotiation positioning and thorough client communication enable him to be an essential partner for Fortune 500 and local/regional companies alike.
Blake holds licenses in 3 states (Oregon, Washington, Texas), was ROY at Fischer & Company, holds the Karrass Negotiation Seminar certificate, and is very well connected in the Portland business community.
This has been a big year for Nossa Familia Coffee, with a hand full of CRUCIAL projects, including the securing a new + larger HQ and roasting facilities and finding ideal retail locations for our expansion plans. Not easy projects at the present time when the Portland Real Estate is super competitive and challenging. Blake played a KEY role in helping us negotiate the purchase of our building (3.5M+ transaction) that was super complex. More than once it appeared the deal was dead and Blake helped us through it all, working nights and weekends when necessary. I gotta say that I am glad to be 'just a coffee roaster' and felt fortunate to have such an experienced professional walking us through the process. He's also helped us find and negotiate 3 retail locations. His expertise has allowed us at Nossa Famila to do what we do best, knowing we had a super strong partner to guide us through the complexity of real estate transactions. Thank you, Blake!Augusto Carneiro | Founder & CEO
Nossa Familia Coffee
Cresa Guides the NFC Team through the Portland Real Estate Waters, Identifying and Negotiating a New HQ and 3 New Cafes in 12-month Period