Blake R. Berg is a co-founder of WPCM and primarily responsible for sourcing investment opportunities, portfolio management and fundraising.
Prior to WPCM, Blake spent approximately thirteen years working in U.S. real estate acquisitions for J.P. Morgan Asset Management – Global Real Assets. In his most recent role, Blake was a Managing Director responsible for the oversight and management of nine real estate acquisitions professionals and all new investments acquired in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions of the United States, made on behalf of J.P. Morgan’s institutional client base. During his tenure at J.P. Morgan, Blake completed over 65 transactions, totaling more than $6.0 billion, across the office, industrial, retail, multi-family, student housing and self-storage sectors. Prior to his tenure at J.P. Morgan, Blake worked in Chicago for Northwestern Mutual Life’s real estate group where he supported a team responsible for mortgage originations and equity investments.
Blake was a founding member of the National Multi-Family Housing Council’s (“NMHC”) 15-person, Emerging Leader council that reports to NMHC’s Board of Directors. Blake is a member of the Urban Land Institute (“ULI”) and serves as one of five leadership committee members of ULI’s Multi-Family Blue product council. Blake earned a B.A. in Economics and International Studies from Northwestern University and an M.B.A. in Finance and Accounting from The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.