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Blake Pera is a vice chairman for Newmark Knight Frank’s Memphis multifamily operation. In this capacity, Mr. Pera is responsible for the brokerage of multifamily real estate ranging from suburban garden-style assets to downtown high-rise apartments in Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana. He has been actively involved in all aspects of commercial real estate for over 22 years, selling 52,000 units since 1990 and transacting more than $2.2 billion in apartment sales since 2000.
Prior to joining Newmark Knight Frank, Mr. Pera was an executive vice president for CBRE for 18 years, responsible for multifamily sales throughout the southeast. Before that, he was a top producing real estate manager for AutoZone, Inc. where he acquired retail sites throughout Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Massachusetts.
Mr. Pera received the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation in 2001, he has received the Broker of the Year award in Memphis multifamily sales the last 14 years and has been recognized as one of the top 25 highest-producing commercial brokers for the past 15 years. In 2011 he became the only multifamily broker to receive the overall top brokerage award in Memphis and he has been inducted as a Life Member in the Memphis Area Association of Realtors Pinnacle Producers Club. Mr. Pera also formerly served on the Board of Directors for the Apartment Association of Greater Memphis and was named to the Memphis Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2010.
- Memphis Metro CCIM
- Memphis Area Association of Realtors
- Apartment Association of Greater Memphis
- Tennessee Apartment Association
- National Apartment Association
A native of Memphis, Mr. Pera received a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from the University of Tennessee. He is a licensed affiliate broker in Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana.