Our History and Corporate Philosophy

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, Prudential Blake Commercial, REALTORS are headquartered at 8 Airline Drive in Albany. These are augmented by seven residential branch offices located throughout the Capital Region.

Prudential Blake Commercial, REALTORS is a full service brokerage company specializing in all aspects of the commercial real estate industry. Our firm is the exclusive representative of Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. 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 Prudential Commercial Real Estate companies and clientele assure our customers and clients the utmost exposure of properties and potential purchasers.

Fifteen 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 Prudential Blake 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.


Prudential Real Estate Affiliates


Prudential is a prestigious name. Since 1875, the name has symbolized pride and integrity, and enjoys 98% consumer name recognition.

Prudential's nationwide reputation forms a credible base upon which Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. was founded and our affiliates must meet stringent qualifications to represent the distinguished name of Prudential. Our membership in Prudential Real Estate Affiliates provides us with extensive networking capabilities with every Prudential office in the United States and Canada. In addition, we have access to commercial and investment market information across the continent through our electronic network.

The power, strength and stability of The Rock symbolize the Prudential Real Estate affiliates' ability to provide exceptional commercial real estate services to our customers and clients. Our network consists of hundreds of independently owned and operated members, which provides us with unlimited opportunities in commercial property services. The power of Prudential and our thorough comprehension of the regional marketplace has become a winning combination.  Prudential has a commitment to provide conscientious service with honesty and integrity, which is a commitment upheld strongly by all Prudential real estate professionals.

We offer our customers and clients the quality of service expected from a company that consumers have trusted for more than 120 years. As a member of Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, we are knowledgeable, capable and success-oriented professionals, who have been selected to proudly uphold the image of the Prudential enterprise.


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:

Additional Services: Prudential Blake Commercial, 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:


Affiliation and 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

Clients and Customers Served

Prudential Blake 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


  • Babyland
  • 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 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 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
  • Ponderosa
  • Presto Technologies
  • Price Chopper


  • Ryan, Orlando and Smallacombe


  • S & R Group
  • 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