Blake St. Onge

Managing Principal

Blake is a managing principal 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.


1355 NW Everett St
Suite 100

Portland, OR 97209
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Connector, relationship builder and thought leader; the core of my corporate real estate practice, and frankly, who I am. As Managing Principal and leader of the Cresa Portland office, I help entrepreneurs, small, medium and large businesses cut through the noise of the complex real estate landscape, distill into digestible content and provide honest, clear and concise counsel. I dive deep into the purpose, needs, desires of the business, then advise on the best real estate strategies to match the objectives.
A native Oregonian, my professional career started in Dallas, TX and has taken me to over 80 cities across the country representing the real estate needs of my clients. After spending more than a decade with one of the most well-respected CRE advisory firms, I decided to take on a leadership role with Cresa Portland.
As a community leader, I serve alongside others in my volunteer capacities; De La Salle North Catholic High School (Ambassador Board Member and CWSP Partner), Rotary Club of Portland (U40 Committee, Trust Board Member, Club Board Member), Habitat for Humanity, Young Entrepreneurs Business Week, Knights of Columbus, Boy Scouts of America
As a professional leader, I serve alongside others in my industry; Oregon Ethics in Business, PDX Executive Forum, Portland Business Journal, Thought Leader (Various Capacities), CRE Panelist (Various Capacities), Cresa's Emerging Leadership Council (former), Cresa's Strategic Leadership Council, Cresa's Client Task Force, Co-Creator (ELC) of Cresa X Series, Portland Business Journal 40 Under 40 (2020), Podcast Host (Think Beyond Space | The PDX Workplace Insider)
As a personal leader, I serve alongside my wife, Kelly, in raising our three boys, carrying the biggest responsibility of all!


  • De La Salle North Catholic High School (Ambassador Board Member and CWSP Partner)
  • Rotary Club of Portland (U40 Committee, Trust Board Member, Club Board Member)
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Young Entrepreneurs Business Week
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Oregon Ethics in Business
  • PDX Executive Forum
  • Portland Business Journal
  • Thought Leader (Various Capacities)
  • CRE Panelist (Various Capacities)
  • Cresa's Emerging Leadership Council (former)
  • Cresa's Strategic Leadership Council
  • Cresa's Client Task Force
  • Co-Creator (ELC) of Cresa X Series
  • Portland Business Journal 40 Under 40 (2020)
  • Podcast Host (Think Beyond Space | The PDX Workplace Insider)


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.

Blake holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Philosophy and a minor in Business Leadership from The University of Dallas, where he graduated cum laude and was a 4-year letter winner and captain for the varsity baseball team.
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
March 3, 2022

Empowering Frontline Workers with Human Centered Technology

In this episode of Think Beyond Space Podcast, Blake sits down with Andrew Chrostowski, the CEO & Chairman of wearable technologies company RealWear. Blake joins Andrew at their corporate offices at historic Fort Vancouver and they discuss the origins of the company, transforming work for frontline workers, and dive deep into their flagship product, the Navigator 500.
February 10, 2022

Mony Iyer, COO of Banfield Pet Hospital

Want to know how many pets have been adopted since the pandemic???? Check out the kickoff episode of Season 3 of Cresa Portland's Think Beyond Space I The PDX Insider Podcast. On the season premiere, Blake interviews Banfield Pet Hospital's Chief Operating Officer, Mony Iyer.