Blake Real Estate, a Community Member

For more than a half-century, Blake Real Estate has been an integral and active member of the Washington, DC metropolitan region community.   We encourage a culture where our team members give back to the community in any way they can.  And, over the years we have modeled that corporately by participating in and supporting a wide range of groups and efforts, including:

  • The James E. Duckworth Regional School Special Olympics Challenge Day
  • Children’s Hospital donations from our annual Company Event
  • American Heart Association’s Heart Walk Fundraiser (in 2013, 2014, and 2015 Blake has raised $100,000)
  • American Heart Association’s Wear Red Day
  • Blood drives, Toys for Tots, Winter Coat Drives (in partnership with Pathways to Housing DC), and Capital Food Bank drives in the buildings
  • Blue Jeans Day for Children’s Hospital
  • Girl Scouts (we typically purchase 5,000 boxes each year to distribute in our buildings as both a customer service tool and a means of supporting an organization dedicated to developing girls of courage, confidence, and character)
  • Supporting KaBoom! in the building of a playground at the KIPP DC Douglass Campus

Blake is proud to have partnered with Casey Trees* and dc greenworks** in creating Washington’s first high-elevation green roof on a commercial building at 1425 K Street, NW. Labor to install the 3,500-square-foot roof garden was provided by a group of “at-risk” kids through Covenant House, working side-by-side with team members from Blake, Casey and dc greenworks.

The project won the Washington Business Journal’s “Best Real Estate Deals of 2004” award for Sustainable Growth & Environmental Impact.

Press Releases

2017 Wear Red Day
2016 Toys for Tots Donations

Wear Red Day Group Shot 2

This is the fifth year in a row that Blake has raised over $100,000 to support the American Heart Association’s Greater Washington Region Heart Walk! Above, Blake employees, family, and friends participated in the walk on November 5, 2016 to help promote physical activity and heart-healthy living.

Wear Red Day Group Shot 2

The 1100 L Street team gathered around their donation box for the 2016 annual winter coat drive. Blake Real Estate partners with Pathways to Housing DC to collect coats and other cold weather clothing items for those who are homeless or at risk for homelessness.

Wear Red Day Group Shot 2

Blake employees dressed in red for the American Heart Association’s annual Wear Red Day.

DC Heart Walk 2015 Team Photo

For the fourth year in a row, Blake has raised $100,000 to support the American Heart Association’s Greater Washington Region Heart Walk. Above, Blake employees, family, and friends participated in the 1-mile walk to help promote physical activity and heart-healthy living.

 

* Established in 2002, Casey Trees is a Washington, DC nonprofit committed to restoring, enhancing and protecting the tree canopy of the nation’s capital. Casey works with government, designers, businesses and community groups to protect existing trees and forests while creating spaces to sustain new, healthy growth.

** dc greenworks is a 501(c)(3) social enterprise serving Washington through training, tools and technologies that utilize, advance and protect the environment. The organization is a resource for Low Impact Development (LID) consultation, design and installation.