David’s first job working for the family business was a Field Supervisor in 1983. Over the years, David served in numerous other positions including Project Manager, Vice President of Construction, and President, giving David valuable experience and knowledge in leasing, development, property management, project management, and field construction of commercial development projects.
David brings a third generation of the Bender’s family leadership to the management of the company, and together with the Executive Committee, sets management policy and develops the strategic business plan for the future success of Blake Real Estate.
Owen oversees the day-to-day operations of Blake Real Estate and its affiliated companies and divisions. Additionally, he oversees the performance of Blake’s real estate portfolio.
Owen previously served as Executive Vice President wherein he assisted in overseeing Blake’s operations and directly ran the leasing department where he consummated leasing, sales, and financing transactions in excess of $1 billion. He is also a member of Blake’s Executive Committee.