Brooks Blake
Partner, Investments
Verdis Investment Management

Brooks A. Blake, Partner, Investments – Mr. Blake is an Investment Committee member at Verdis Investment Management (“Verdis”) and co-leads Verdis’ investment team, which is responsible for the development and management of all real assets investments, including investment strategy, portfolio construction, investment selection and sourcing, due diligence and risk management. Verdis is a privately-held investment management firm that creates and manages custom and commingled investment portfolios in real estate, energy, agriculture, metals, minerals and other natural resources. Brooks joined Verdis in May 2011, contributing extensive real estate and finance experience in both the United States and emerging markets. Prior to joining Verdis, he served as Executive Director - Development at Xander Advisors, a real estate private equity fund in New Delhi, India (total equity under management was $1.7 billion). At Xander, he managed a development portfolio of over 30 million square feet of real estate throughout India. Prior to Xander, Brooks served in multiple development roles at The JBG Companies, a real estate developer managing a series of private equity funds in the greater Washington, DC area (total equity under management was $3.7 billion). Most recently at JBG, Brooks served as an Executive Development Officer and was responsible for a development portfolio of mixed-use, office, hotel, retail, and multi-family projects. Earlier in his career, he held positions at JER Partners, Winslow Partners, and Morgan Stanley. Brooks earned an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a Morehead Scholar. He is a member of the Pension Real Estate Association and Urban Land Institute.