Blake Andrews | Owner-Broker
Blake Andrews was born and raised in Santa Barbara, California. As a native, Blake has seen, first hand, the evolution of commercial real estate in Santa Barbara and its surrounding communities. He knows what works for local commercial real estate owners, understands the perspectives of the community at large and knows that many developers and tenants are driven to have an identity in what has become the “American Riviera”.
Blake lived in Santa Barbara from birth until graduating from UCSB where he obtained a degree in philosophy with an emphasis in analytical reasoning. After graduating, Blake spent over two years traveling around the world living and working in 19 countries on five continents. Upon returning to the United States, he lived in San Francisco and worked in Silicon Valley with a relatively new company within the technology sector. Shortly after joining the company, Blake was commissioned to live in London, England, to work with the company’s home base to broaden their sales market. After helping to grow this company, Blake joined another technology company in San Francisco’s financial district. He was one of the first on board and was an integral part in bringing the company from start up to being one of the fastest growing privately held companies in the entire Bay Area.
Blake then returned to Santa Barbara to work with one of the most prominent commercial real estate brokerage firms on the Central Coast of California. This experience allowed him to establish solid relationships with both Landlords and Tenants and to understand their perspective in this unique real estate environment. In addition to his brokerage services, Blake provided critical market analysis and real estate valuations for individual property owners as well as large companies with extensive commercial real estate portfolios.
Blake’s inspiration for founding Presidio Commercial Real Estate was a desire to provide truly personal service and to be able to utilize what he knows about this community to ensure the best possible results for his clients.
When not working, Blake spends his time with his family and enjoys surfing, tennis, skiing and working on his golf game. Blake lives in downtown Santa Barbara with his wife Gina, his two boys Jack and Ryan, and his yellow lab, Tucker.