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:


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



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 & 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


Dennis Bellone Associates

Dunkin Donuts


Eastman Kodak

Ellis Hospital

Empire Marine

Enterprise Car Rental

Eureka Products


First New York Federal Credit Union
First Teachers Federal Credit Union

Fleet Bank


Galesi Management Corporation

Garden Way, Inc.

Garden Way, Inc. Wisconsin

General Business Supply

Golden Corral - Corral Northeast

Gould Paper Corporation

Guest Inns of America


Healthcare Association of New York

Hardees Restaurants

Hartford Insurance

Hoboken Wood Floors Inc.

Home Care Association of NYS

Huck Finn Warehouse & More


IMA Medical Testing

Imagination Games

Immigration & Naturalization Services

Interstate Brands Foods


Jackson Hewitt Tax Service

Jewish Family Services of NENY

Joe Chuckrow Food Broker

John Hancock Insurance

John Tabner Esq.


Keeler Motor Car

Keico Roofing

Kentucky Fried Chicken

Key Bank

Kris Way Truck Leasing


LaBerge Engineering

Latham Chamber of Commerce


Millbrook Breads

Mobil Oil Corporation

Mohawk Paper Company

Mooradian's Inc.

Moose Creek

Mount Vernon Hotel

MRI Associates


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


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


Old Duluth Restaurants

One Morton Avenue

One Way Records


Panoply Foods

Papa Gino's

Parkland Development Co.

Parsons Family Guidance Clinic

Peerless Liquor Distributors

Picotte Companies

Pleasant Center Associates


Presto Technologies

Price Chopper


Ryan, Orlando and Smallacombe


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


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


Union College

Union Investments

United States Postal Service

Unity House of Troy