Blake Curtis serves as the Director of Capital Markets & Dispositions at SimonCRE. His responsibilities include developing relationships with equity partners and financial institutions, as well as managing SimonCRE’s pipeline of assets.
Prior to joining SimonCRE, Blake served as Senior Analyst at VEREIT, Inc. (formerly known as Cole Real Estate Investments) one of the world’s largest net lease REITs. He focused on reporting to the Chief Investment Officer while effectively managing a diversified portfolio of single-tenant properties for both VEREIT’s non-traded funds and balance sheet. During his tenure at the firm, Blake led the disposition of 85 individual retail, restaurant, and industrial transactions totaling $285 million, equating to over 100 million square feet. Additionally, he played an integral role in the origination of $495 million in retail acquisitions for VEREIT totaling 1.2 million square feet.
Blake holds a BA in Business Law from The W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. He is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Young Leaders in Real Estate Group.