Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Blake Griggs Properties
Brad Blake is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Blake Griggs Properties, a private commercial real estate development and services company based in Danville, California. Mr. Blake has been involved in the development of more than $1 billion of multi-family, mixed-use and retail projects over the past 35 years. Blake Griggs Properties focuses on development, investment and operation of multi-family, mixed-use and retail projects with a typical size of
$50-350 million primarily in the San Francisco Bay Area and secondarily in other west coast in- fill markets.
Mr. Blake is also a Managing Partner of Opportunity Housing Group, an affiliate of BGP, which acquires existing stabilized apartment assets and converts them to moderate income workforce housing using Essential Housing Bonds issued by government entities. Mr. Blake was a founder and CEO of Blake Hunt Ventures, Chairman and CEO of publicly traded Western Properties Trust, Senior Vice President of Spieker Properties, and a Partner with Spieker Partners. Prior to starting in the real estate industry in 1985, he worked for IBM and McKinsey and Co. Mr. Blake is on the board of directors of the Bailard Real Estate Fund. He founded and is president of College is Real, a non-profit educational organization in Richmond, CA (www.collegeisreal.org). He is a former member of the Young Presidents Organization Nor-Cal Chapter. Mr. Blake holds a B.A. from Stanford University (1980) and a M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business (1985).