Real Estate

Blake Named Panelist for REFA Fall Conference

Bryan Blake

Bryan Blake

Hudson, MA – Calare Properties (Calare) recently announced that Bryan Blake, the firm’s president, has been selected to speak at the Real Estate Finance Association (REFA) Fall Conference on September 11. The event will be held at the Westin Hotel in Waltham, Mass., and will offer an in-depth presentation highlighting the latest trends in Boston’s dynamic suburban real estate market.


As president of Calare, Blake provides strategic leadership and day-to-day management of the firm’s business operations. Additionally, he participates in the development of investment strategy and directs the execution of Calare’s portfolio management platform to ensure its implementation across investment and asset management. He is a member of the firm’s investment and senior management committees and holds a bachelor’s degree in public policy and law from Trinity College.


“Events such as the REFA Fall Conference are vital in keeping real estate professionals informed and up-to-date on important trends as Boston continues its transformation,” commented Blake. “Calare is a premier owner and operator of numerous properties throughout Massachusetts. With a strong portfolio of well-positioned assets, a solid investment strategy, and a track record of successful deals, I am excited for the opportunity to provide in-depth insight into current conditions and the surrounding markets.”


Featuring some of the industry’s most active players, Blake will be joined by keynote speaker Hans Nordby, managing director, Costar’s Portfolio Strategy, and moderator Heather Brown, senior vice president at Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL). Additional panelists will include Deane Dolben, president of The Dolben Company, and Rick Griffin, senior vice president, director of investments at RJ Kelly.


The REFA Fall Conference will review overall market influences, development projects, and the current financial environment. Topics of focus will include the current state of Boston’s suburban market, the continued strength of Waltham, Burlington, and Needham, and the development of other growing areas including Westwood, Braintree, and Quincy.

For more information including ticket prices, please visit or contact Maggie Collins at [email protected].