Corporate Philosophy

A Full Service Commercial Brokerage Company

Founded in 1922 by Mr. Samuel Blake, Blake Realty was incorporated in 1954. The first branch office opened in 1964, and by 1970 various specialized divisions served the diversified segments of the local real estate business. In the late 1970s and throughout the. 1980s, the company actively engaged in an extensive merger and acquisition campaign. Seeking to provide the highest level of client service, the company was successful in attracting affiliations with ten other real estate companies servicing diverse areas of northeastern New York State. Through these efforts, Blake attracted some of the top leaders in the industry to its management staff, including a past President of the National Association of Realtors. Our corporate office and our commercial division, Berkshire Hathaway Blake, Realtors® Commercial are headquartered at 8 Airline Drive in Albany. These are augmented by nine residential branch offices located throughout the Capital Region & North Country.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Blake, Realtors® Commercial Division is a full service brokerage company specializing in all aspects of the commercial real estate industry. Our firm is the exclusive representative of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices in New York’s Upstate Region, within a nine county territory. In addition to the commitment to our strong local team, our nationwide affiliation with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Real Estate companies and clientele assure our customers and clients the utmost exposure of properties and potential purchasers.
 
Fifteen highly respected full time real estate associates and support staff provide an extensive range of expertise, capabilities and networking contacts. Year after year, our strong commitment to continuing education, our market and product knowledge and our marketing and sales expertise position our team as one of the top performing commercial real estate companies in the area. Our community and governmental contacts provide us with the resources to assist our clientele with every aspect of their real estate transactions. As specialists in commercial real estate, we can answer your questions, guide you through governmental bureaucracies and provide personal counsel throughout the entire transaction process.
 
We understand that your success depends on our diligence and unequaled professionalism. We know today’s real estate market and we are poised to help forecast the best moves for the future. The Berkshire Hathaway Commercial team is known for its experience, integrity, competence and persistence. As a full-service commercial real estate company of highly trained professionals, we are committed to serving our clients and customers with the absolute best service available.

Menu of Services
 
Sales and Leasing: In order to offer our clients and customers the most comprehensive and up to date market information, our sales and leasing services are divided into the following areas of specialization:
 
  • Office / Research and Development
  • Warehouse / Industrial
  • Multi-Family Residential
  • Commercial Investment
  • Hospitality (Restaurant, Hotel/Motel)
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail/Shopping Centers
  • Senior Housing
  • Special Purpose (Government, Institutional, Hospital)
  • Vacant Land

Additional Services: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Blake, Realtors® has continually provided Upstate New York with the most effective commercial brokerage representation available. Our ability to service our customers and clients is further enhanced by the additional services we offer:

  • Aggressive Marketing Strategies (Regional, National & International)
  • Asset Management and Financial Analysis
  • Business Brokerage
  • Charitable Foundation Services – 501 (c)3
  • Client Consultations
  • Corporate Relocation Services
  • Construction Consulting
  • Design and Construction Management (Requests For Proposal)
  • Investment Analysis
  • Lease Auditing
  • Appraisal & Valuation Services
  • Market Analysis and Feasibility Studies
  • Mortgage and Financing
  • Property Acquisitions and Dispositions
  • Property Management Affiliation & Resources

Our strong networking capabilities and carefully chosen regional, national and international alliances provide us with unparalleled access to meeting the needs of our clients and customers. Following is a list of the affiliations and resources we use to build long-standing relationships with our corporate clientele:

  • Building Owners and Managers Association
  • Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
  • Commercial & Industrial Real Estate Brokers, Inc.
  • Greater Capital Association of Realtors
  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Member Appraisal Institute
  • National Association of Realtors
  • New York State Association of Realtors
  • New York State Commercial Association of Realtors
  • New York State Society of Real Estate Appraisers
  • Prudential Referral Services – International Network
  • Prudential Commercial Services Network – Certified Office
  • Albany/Colonie Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Columbia – Green County Chamber of Commerce
  • Latham Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce
  • Rensselaer County Chamber of Commerce
  • Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce
  • Schenectady County Chamber of Commerce
  • Warren/Washington County Chamber of Commerce
  • New York State Dept. of Economic Development
  • New York State Urban Development Corporation
  • Empire State Development Group
  • Center for Economic Growth
  • Columbia Economic Development Corporation
  • Fulton County Economic Development Group
  • Greene City Community & Economic Development Dept.
  • Montgomery County Economic Development Council
  • Rensselaer County Bureau of Economic Development
  • Saratoga Economic Development Corporation
  • Schenectady Metroplex Development Authority
  • Schenectady Economic Development Corporation
Client & Customers Served: Berkshire Hathaway Commercial Realtors® is proud to have served some the region’s leading corporations and institutions. The following is a partial listing of our recent clientele:

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Adirondack Construction
Aetna Insurance
Albany Cardiology Health Care, P.C.
Ailing & Cory Paper
Ames Department Stores
Amsterdam Industrial Development Agency
Anderson Group
Aqua Clear
Aquatic Development Corp.
Arita Restaurant
Avery Dennison Factory
B
Babyland
Baron Construction
Barrier Construction Co.
Barry Scott Insurance
Bast Hatfield Construction
Belmonte Construction
Benchemark Printing
Bernacki Construction Company
Black Jack Development
Blockbuster Video
British American
Brookford Corporation
BRS Technologies
Brueggers Bagels
Bruno Machinery
C
C & S Building Materials
Cable Shoppe
Capital Communications Federal Credit Union
Capital Gypsum
Case Window & Door, Inc.
Chase Tool Supply
Citibank of North America
Clearview Bag Corporation
Click Messenger Service of NY
Clorox Inc.
Coca-Cola of New York
D
Dennis Bellone Associates
Dunkin Donuts
E
Eastman Kodak
Ellis Hospital
Empire Marine
Enterprise Car Rental
Eureka Products
F
First New York Federal Credit Union
First Teachers Federal Credit Union
Fleet Bank
G
Galesi Management Corporation
Garden Way, Inc.
Garden Way, Inc. Wisconsin
General Business Supply
Golden Corral - Corral Northeast
Gould Paper Corporation
Guest Inns of America
H
Healthcare Association of New York
Hardees Restaurants
Hartford Insurance
Hoboken Wood Floors Inc.
Home Care Association of NYS
Huck Finn Warehouse & More
I
IMA Medical Testing
Imagination Games
Immigration & Naturalization Services
Interstate Brands Foods
J
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service
Jewish Family Services of NENY
Joe Chuckrow Food Broker
John Hancock Insurance
John Tabner Esq.
K
Keeler Motor Car
Keico Roofing
Kentucky Fried Chicken
Key Bank
Kris Way Truck Leasing
L
LaBerge Engineering
Latham Chamber of Commerce
M
Millbrook Breads
Mobil Oil Corporation
Mohawk Paper Company
Mooradian's Inc.
Moose Creek
Mount Vernon Hotel
MRI Associates
N
Naples Risk Management
National Environmental Associates, Inc.
Neco Engine Centers
Newcomer - Canon Funeral Home
Niagara Mohawk Power Corp.
Northeast Acura Inc.
Northeast One Stop
Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance
Notre Systems
NYNEX
NYS Dept. of Criminal Justice Services
NYS Dept. of Health
NYS Dept. of Transportation
NYS Funeral Directors
NYS HMO Council
NYS National Organization of Women
NYS Office of General Services
O
Old Duluth Restaurants
One Morton Avenue
One Way Records
P
Panoply Foods
Papa Gino's
Parkland Development Co.
Parsons Family Guidance Clinic
Peerless Liquor Distributors
Picotte Companies
Pleasant Center Associates
Ponderosa
Presto Technologies
Price Chopper
R
Ryan, Orlando and Smallacombe
S
S & R Group
Saratoga National Bank
Schenectady Teachers Credit Union
Scott Ventures
Sealy Mattress Corporation
Select Papers of Montreal
Service Liquor Distributors
Seton Health System
Sherman Furniture
Shipyard Restaurant
SKNAD Holding Corp.
Slicks Tavern
Spigel Enterprises
Sprint Spectrum PCS
St. Claire's Hospital
St. Peter's Hospital
Staff, Maikels & Ciampino, PC
Standard Furniture
Stott & Davis Trucking
Super Shop-N-Save
Sweet Assoc Construction Co.
Subway Restaurants
T
Tanski Builders
Tate Associates
The Corning Estate
The Deli Warehouse
The Eloise
Touhey Associates
Town Center Associates
Toys RJoy
Tree of Life
Triangle Pacific
Tri City Creative Development
Tri City Micro-graphics
U
Union College
Union Investments
United States Postal Service
Unity House of Troy