Blake Communities, founded in 2003, is one of the largest residential land development firms in the country. Backed by a $12B hedge fund and Blake Investment Partners, the company has built hundreds of communities for sophisticated homebuilders.
Blake Communities prides itself on being capable of creating value for land sellers, vendors, and homebuilders through financial transparency, thoughtful decision-making and a focus on the alignment of interests of all parties involved.
We look forward to working with you.
Blake Whitney Thompson
Mr. Shearer is tasked with overseeing all approved residential investments and the teams associated with them. He also serves as a member of the Blake Investment Partners Investment Committee and is a Director at Heatherland Homes.
Shearer has successfully led an internal five-year campaign to make BLAKE the most organizationally efficient, technologically-advanced and financially sound developers in the space. While his focus has been operationally focused, Shearer has doubled the number of homebuilders that call BLAKE their developer and created an off balance sheet financial tool available to all of the company’s builders.
Prior to joining the BLAKE family, Brent worked at Situs Holdings, a third party underwriting and due diligence firm. In his role with Situs, he was involved in over 100 commercial real estate transactions, totaling over $3.0 Billion closed transactions with CMBS lenders including UBS, Rialto, Bank of America, and Cantor Fitzgerald. Shearer holds a B.A. in Real Estate from the University of Georgia and an M.S in Real Estate from Georgia State University.
With operations in the Carolinas, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Tennessee, Virginia, and Alabama, Blake Communities is one of the largest, non-master plan residential land developers in the country. Blake Communities has technical knowledge of building neighborhoods and experience with challenging terrain, soil conditions, and special political environments. The company has owned or constructed tens of thousands of lots.