As a successful owner and developer, we know that the value of a building should always be more than the dollars spent to construct it. That’s why everything we do is about creating a higher value in the spaces we build and the projects we manage. Our concerns run from brick-and-mortar to leases and rents. We know the business in all its aspects. We build from the ground up; from site selection to satisfied tenants.

Our purpose, as it has been for decades, is to build lasting relationships, satisfied clients, and to put people in spaces that work for everyone.

Your place of business is our business.


the advantage of being local

The Washington, DC area’s real estate market is complex and requires innovative thinking. As an integral member of the DC real estate community, we are proud of our local roots and experience. Our relationships and resources are what propel us forward and into the future.



We use our fully integrated resources to provide comprehensive solutions tailored to meet an owner’s goals or a tenant’s needs.

With over 50 years of combined experience, our award-winning leasing team delivers local market insight, creativity, and skilled contract negotiation to each deal. The difference at Blake is agile, on-the-ground service and problem-solving that comes with being local.

Mike Gordon, who leads Blake’s leasing efforts, is a fourth-generation Washingtonian with vast experience in commercial real estate and a fun and unique perspective in the industry.



Blake has been managing commercial real estate for more than 60 years. Our property managers, engineers, and maintenance technicians take great pride in the care of their assigned property – that’s singular, not plural. Nearly every Blake property has a fully dedicated and onsite staff of professionals. The Blake difference is a prompt, personalized response to everyone.

Mark Benedetti, who leads our property management team, emphasizes accountability in our experts and promotes this simple creed: See It. Own It. Fix It.


DEVELOPMENT & Project management

Blake offers a long, stable track record of successful development projects in the DC metro area. Our approach blends the construction and development, leasing, and property management disciplines. That’s the Blake advantage: you can expect us to understand how decisions made in the design phase affect the operation and maintenance of the building for years after the work is done.

Don Silverstein, who leads our construction and development team, brings a hands-on, results-oriented approach and a unique ability to tenaciously lead projects to their successful completion.