Blake Hastings

President

Oppidan Investment Co.

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Blake Hastings led the local office of CBRE Group Inc., the world’s largest commercial real estate services firm, for nearly six years; Los Angeles-based CBRE is a global operation with a large local presence of more than 225 real estate pros here. Hastings made a big change this fall, joining Excelsior-based Oppidan as the firm’s president. Oppidan is much smaller than CBRE, but the development and construction company is seeing strong growth, expanding beyond its track record in retail projects to multifamily, industrial, and senior housing. Oppidan owner and founder Joe Ryan remains CEO, but Hastings brings deep industry intelligence to help steer the firm’s continued growth.