Blake joined Oppidan in 2018 as President, where he oversees Oppidan’s strategic direction, client relationships, operations and geographic/service line expansion. Blake partners with the entire Oppidan team to ensure the mission, vision, and overall direction are aligned to create exceptional client outcomes.
Prior to joining Oppidan, Blake was the Managing Director and Market Leader for CBRE, Inc. in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. During his time at CBRE, Blake was responsible for all CBRE service lines in this region, which included nearly 250 team members. Prior to CBRE, Blake was a Senior Vice President of the Office Services Division at Cassidy Turley (Currently Cushman & Wakefield) handling the leasing for a 6 million square foot portfolio, on behalf of clients, including Principal Financial, Clarion Partners, Artis Reit, New York Life (McMorgan), LNR, CW Capital, and A&B Properties and Occupiers, such as Ebay/Paypal, Centene, Gillette, Koch Industries, Del Monthe, and Bank United. He has been named “40 Under 40” by the Minneapolis Business Journal in 2014, 2016 CBRE Market Leader of the Year, and a Top 10 Overall Producer in the Phoenix market from 2008-2012.
Blake is active in his community and is involved in many Minneapolis-based charitable efforts, including holding positions for Young Presidents Organization (YPO), Rein in Sarcoma, Theilen Foundation, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce, Minneapolis Downtown Council Executive Committee.
Blake earned his Bachelor of Science degree in economics from Villanova University in Philadelphia.