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07/12/2017

ST. PETERSBURG — A St. Petersburg-based investment firm is purchasing the Masonic Lodge building in downtown St. Petersburg with a broad menu of development options.   Blake Whitney Thompson, the founder and CEO of Blake Investment Partners, is open to rent the “boutique” space for an art studio, office space, tech firms, food hall or even a rooftop bar. He….

02/02/2018

Feb. 1, 2018 – A prediction: The next time Zagat or Food & Wine publishes a list of the country’s best food destinations, Tampa Bay will be there. Charleston, S.C.; Seattle; Denver; and Richmond, Va., have had their day in the sun, and for good reason, but the stars have aligned for us and we are ready for our closeup. What makes a….

07/18/2017

Prior to joining Blake-Wilder Strategies, Max spent time as both a Land Acquisition and Land Development Manager with the CalAtlantic Group in Orlando, FL. Max was responsible for land acquisition, due diligence, entitlement, and development of thousands of lots throughout the Orlando MSA. He was instrumental in guiding CalAtlantic’s second largest division throughout their merger with Standard Pacific Homes in one of….

02/02/2018

PASADENA, Calif., Feb. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Newly founded culinary on-demand startup Kitchen United today introduced a new center of culinary imagination and excellence with the opening of its first facility in Pasadena, Calif.  The 12,000 sq. ft. fully equipped kitchen space leverages technology, including integrated point of sale software, back of house automation, and efficient order interfaces that combine inbounds from various delivery platforms, to….

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Blake Investment Partners (BLAKE) is a privately held investment firm that capitalizes on opportunities to create value. The BLAKE brand is synonymous with innovation, agility, and certainty. With offices in Atlanta, Tampa Bay, Charlotte, and Charleston, BLAKE has facilitated hundreds of transactions with a concentrated emphasis on real estate.

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01/20/2018

Kitchen United is WeWork for commercial kitchens. Kitchen United operates dedicated delivery-only hubs for restaurant partners to service the dine-anywhere customer by leveraging the growing food delivery service Industry. Each Kitchen United facility is comprised of approximately 10-15 stalls of fully-equipped kitchen infrastructure.  These facilities create a venue for the fulfillment of online orders while allowing the traditional restaurant locations….

06/29/2017

BWS and Lennar are actively purchasing large residential land tracts in the Orlando Market. The largest builder in the Orlando market, Lennar, has hired Blake-Wilder Strategies, a land acquisition consulting company, to execute their 5-year land acquisition strategy. BWS will be responsible for sourcing and evaluating Lennar’s land opportunities throughout the market. This will help Lennar process deal-flow and provide….

07/30/2017

Companies in Greater Orlando have outsourced their legal, engineering and surveying work for decades when it comes to real estate development.  Now land acquisition consultancy Blake-Wilder Strategies is two months into staking its claim as the market’s next competitive advantage.  Active in eight markets nationally including Tampa/St. Petersburg, the firm’s two-man office for Greater Orlando went live in early June….

02/02/2018

PASADENA, Calif., Feb. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Newly founded culinary on-demand startup Kitchen United today introduced a new center of culinary imagination and excellence with the opening of its first facility in Pasadena, Calif.  The 12,000 sq. ft. fully equipped kitchen space leverages technology, including integrated point of sale software, back of house automation, and efficient order interfaces that combine inbounds from various delivery platforms, to….

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02/02/2018

PASADENA, Calif., Feb. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Newly founded culinary on-demand startup Kitchen United today introduced a new center of culinary imagination and excellence with the opening of its first facility in Pasadena, Calif.  The 12,000 sq. ft. fully equipped kitchen space leverages technology, including integrated point of sale software, back of house automation, and efficient order interfaces that combine inbounds from various delivery platforms, to….

07/12/2017

ST. PETERSBURG — A St. Petersburg-based investment firm is purchasing the Masonic Lodge building in downtown St. Petersburg with a broad menu of development options.   Blake Whitney Thompson, the founder and CEO of Blake Investment Partners, is open to rent the “boutique” space for an art studio, office space, tech firms, food hall or even a rooftop bar. He….

07/18/2017

Tampa Bay Times tried learning how to bartend at the Mandarin Hide in St. Petersburg   Every bar’s a stage, and all the bartenders merely players.  At least, that seems to be Erin Lee’s philosophy. As director of operations at the Mandarin Hide, a prohibition-style bar in downtown St. Petersburg, she equates bartending to acting.   “When we open, the….

07/30/2017

Companies in Greater Orlando have outsourced their legal, engineering and surveying work for decades when it comes to real estate development.  Now land acquisition consultancy Blake-Wilder Strategies is two months into staking its claim as the market’s next competitive advantage.  Active in eight markets nationally including Tampa/St. Petersburg, the firm’s two-man office for Greater Orlando went live in early June….

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St. Petersburg, FL Post Office Drawer 7598 St. Petersburg, FL 33734

Atlanta, GA  3384 Peachtree Rd NE St. 125 Atlanta, GA 30326

02/02/2018

PASADENA, Calif., Feb. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Newly founded culinary on-demand startup Kitchen United today introduced a new center of culinary imagination and excellence with the opening of its first facility in Pasadena, Calif.  The 12,000 sq. ft. fully equipped kitchen space leverages technology, including integrated point of sale software, back of house automation, and efficient order interfaces that combine inbounds from various delivery platforms, to….

07/12/2017

ST. PETERSBURG — A St. Petersburg-based investment firm is purchasing the Masonic Lodge building in downtown St. Petersburg with a broad menu of development options.   Blake Whitney Thompson, the founder and CEO of Blake Investment Partners, is open to rent the “boutique” space for an art studio, office space, tech firms, food hall or even a rooftop bar. He….

02/02/2018

Feb. 1, 2018 – A prediction: The next time Zagat or Food & Wine publishes a list of the country’s best food destinations, Tampa Bay will be there. Charleston, S.C.; Seattle; Denver; and Richmond, Va., have had their day in the sun, and for good reason, but the stars have aligned for us and we are ready for our closeup. What makes a….

07/18/2017

Prior to joining Blake-Wilder Strategies, Max spent time as both a Land Acquisition and Land Development Manager with the CalAtlantic Group in Orlando, FL. Max was responsible for land acquisition, due diligence, entitlement, and development of thousands of lots throughout the Orlando MSA. He was instrumental in guiding CalAtlantic’s second largest division throughout their merger with Standard Pacific Homes in one of….