Blake Curtis serves as the Director of Capital Markets & Dispositions at SimonCRE. Blake specializes in developing relationships with equity partners, financial institutions, and lenders. In addition to capital markets, Blake oversees acquisitions and dispositions for the company.
Before joining SimonCRE, Blake served as Senior Acquisitions Analyst at VEREIT, Inc. (formerly 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 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 B.A. 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. In his free time, Blake enjoys giving back to the local community here in Phoenix and is also a member of the Active 20-30 Club, the oldest philanthropic organization in the Valley.