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A commercial real estate and tenant representation veteran with more than 24 years of experience, He is currently the leading transnational broker and Vice President of NAI Capitals’s Los Angeles office. An expert negotiator, Forrest has brokered transactions in total of more than two million square feet.

Mr. Blake possesses skills  which gives him an edge on traditional brokers.

  • Leader – Chair of the Law Firm Practice Group on the West Coast for NAI Capital
  • Senior Broker  – Started in the business in 1989
  • Tenant Activist – Only represent tenants
  • Thought Leader –  In 2014 he wrote the book on Commercial Real Estate, “Rich Landlord – Poor Tenant.”
  • Connected – Nominated for the Los Angeles Economic Development Corp’s, “Executive Board of Governors.”
  • International – Board of American Chinese CEO Society
  • Business Owner – Former COO of $50M a year retail business, founded start-ups and sit on several boards
  • Negotiator – Harvard trained
  • Founded  Tenant Times – Pure tenant activists

With his extensive history representing tenants in the Los Angeles metropolitan area, he is now passionate tenant activist, thought leader in tenants challenges and prolific speaker on tenant representation.

Forrest has represented the needs of established corporations including many professional services firms, Warner Brothers, Blue Shield, Texaco and Hertz.ivities

He is also a successful entrepreneur, one of California’s Top 50 Amateur Golfers, and a published author. Currently serving on the executive managing board of the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC). He is also involved with the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA), Association of Corporate Growth (ACG) and Financial Executives International and Toastmasters International.

“Forrest is a rare personality. He has the analytical mind of a engineer, the creative spirit of an artist, the determination of a leader and a sharp negotiator who never gives up on a deal.” 

Shel Brucker, Chairman, Vistage CEO Peer Advisory Group.

 “When we first meet Forrest we knew he was right for our law firms relocation. He was able to find us an unparalleled rental rate, moving allowance and positioned us to have a limited personal guarantee. What a great expiernce.

Katherine Huang, Partner, Huang, Ybarra, Singer & May LLP

Forrest Blake | Senior Vice President

SVN | Commercial – DTLA

800 South Figueroa Street, Suite 925, Los Angeles, CA 90017

Phone 213.618.4196 | Mobile 310.850.2381 |

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