Blake Okland is Chief Revenue Officer at Greystone and President of Multifamily Capital Markets at Cushman & Wakefield. In this role, he focuses on scaling Greystone’s industry-leading multifamily financing offerings borrower relationships and further leveraging the firm’s strategic joint venture with Cushman & Wakefield.
Blake most recently served as Vice Chairman, Head of Multifamily Investment Sales for Newmark. Unifying Newmark’s multifamily offices across the country, Blake increased collaboration and improved client services nationwide by identifying and executing strategic initiatives, business line and geographic expansion and recruiting. Blake also served on Newmark’s US Operating Committee, and on its Global Capital Markets Board to develop and monitor global capital flows into the US Multifamily market.
Prior to Newmark, Blake served as president of ARA for four years. He also led the company’s governing body, the National Executive Committee, during this period. Before his role as president of ARA, Blake served as a member of the National Executive Committee for five years and played a key role in the firm’s acquisition by Newmark. Mr. Okland also held prior roles at CBRE and Archstone-Smith Communities Trust.
Blake is an Executive Committee member of the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) and is an active member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI). He graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and political science.