Blake has spent the past 28 years in the real estate industry in Asia and is the founder and managing partner of Asia Capital Real Estate (2012), a private equity fund management business with over $850 M USD assets under management based out of Singapore. ACRE specializes in rental multifamily primarily in the US with over 10,000 apartment units and in 2018 returned to Asia with their first investments in the Thai residential rental market. Prior to founding ACRE, blake was a SVP at Ivanhoe Capital, a large single family office based in Singapore responsible for private global investments of the family office. Blake also spent a couple years at Arcapita as head of real estate in Asia (2008/2010), a large Shari’iah compliant investment firm. Blake spent 9 years from 1999 to 2008 at Lehman Brothers in the real estate group in Singapore and Thailand, responsible for principal investments for the firm. Blake started his career in Asia with Ikoma in 1992 based in Tokyo. Blake has a Masters in Real Estate development from University of Southern California, is a global trustee of the Urban Land Institute and lives in Singapore with his family.