Specialties: Office, Retail
Scope of Service Experience
Forrest serves as Vice President at NAI Capital’s downtown Los Angeles office. He is an experienced broker specializing in tenant representation and investment sales in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. He is an expert in real estate strategy. He is involved in a wide rage of advisory services for his clients, including lease negotiations on restructuring, renewals, relocations, expansions, buyouts and terminations. In addition, he helps his clients evaluate their contractions and consolidations plans, and portfolio management.
Forrest does not represent landlords. He solely represents tenants. His vast market knowledge and expert negotiation skills were honed through more than two decades of experience and allow him to provide his clients with unparalleled service.
Forrest works with local, national and international tenants. His success comes from his negotiation skills and knowledge of alternative workplace strategies. He helps his clients maximize their space with a great work environment that improves employee retention and productivity. He has earned the trust of his clients because he understands their needs.
Background & Experience
Forrest has more than 25 years of experience in the business of commercial real estate. He has remained committed to the advocacy and success of his clients since 1989, when he began representing tenants.
Forrest is a skilled negotiator, having brokered more than two million square feet of lease transactions. He sold more than $15 million in investment volume in 2016. He has cultivated extensive relationships with large, established corporations. Forrest has represented the needs of clients including China Mobile, Warner Brothers, Blue Shield, Texaco and Hertz.
In 1980 Forrest’s strong entrepreneurial spirit drove him to build GolfTEC, which stared as a two-unit golf franchise and he grew to 15 locations. He also launched Fairway Vacations, a golf travel company. Forrest has an extensive golf background. He was listed as one of California’s Top 50 Amateur Golfers. Forrest is a prolific speaker and a published author as well.
Forrest Blake holds a degree from Ventura College.
Professional Associations & Designations
Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC)
International Facilities Management Association (IFMA)
Association of Corporate Growth (ACG)
Financial Executives International