Blake joined Oppidan in 2018 as President, where he oversees Oppidan’s strategic direction, client relationships, business 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 was named to the 40 Under 40 list by the Minneapolis Business Journal, Top 100 People to Know by Twin Cities Business, CBRE Market Leader of the Year, and a Top 10 Overall Producer in the Phoenix market from 2008-2012.
Blake is currently President of Rein in Sarcoma and President of YPO (Young Presidents Organization). He’s a Board Member of Masonic Cancer Center, Villanova University Real Estate School, St Thomas Real Estate School and the Theilen Foundation. Additionally, he is a member of NAIOP and ULI. Blake has previously been a Board Member of Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, Minneapolis Downtown Council and NAIOP.
Blake has a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Villanova University.
When he isn’t at work, Blake enjoys outdoor activities with his boys including hunting, spending time with his family, traveling, and golfing.