MELVILLE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--One of the industry’s most respected executives has joined Joseph J. Blake & Associates, Inc. (Blake). Ken P. Wilson, MAI, SRA, past president and former chair of the policymaking board of directors of the Appraisal Institute (AI), will serve as managing director of client relations and business development. The announcement was made today by Joseph J. Blake & Associates Managing Partner Michael Maglocci.
“Ken shares a commitment to excellence and is a natural fit for Blake’s entrepreneurial, team-oriented culture,” said Maglocci.
With 30 plus years of real estate appraisal and consulting experience, Mr. Wilson will lead the firm’s U.S. and international business development efforts. His arrival underscores the firm’s continued commitment to ensuring quality control and best-in-class service.
Added Maglocci, “Ken brings gravitas and an affable personality to this newly created and vital position. He will be an invaluable member of our management team, playing an integral role in Blake’s global expansion and ensuring that our mission of offering the finest quality valuation services to our clientele remains a top priority.”
Mr. Wilson joins Blake from his eponymous firm, Wilson Realty Advisors, which he founded in Dallas 1989. Prior to that he was a senior appraiser and consultant with Marvin F. Poer & Company Real Estate Appraisal Services and Coldwell Banker Real Estate Appraisal Services (now CBRE).
Throughout his career Wilson has specialized in the valuation, appraisal review and consultation of commercial, industrial, special purpose and investment grade, income producing real estate. He possesses extensive experience in residual valuation and risk management in the insurance and financial industries and is skilled at risk analysis/underwriting as it relates to structured finance products. His knowledge and reach extends to 43 states, the District of Columbia and the United Kingdom.
Wilson served as president of the Appraisal Institute (2014) and immediate past president (2015). His election was the culmination of many years of dedicated service to the organization dating back to 1996. Today Wilson remains actively involved as chair of the International Relations committee. He recently completed ILDC (Instructor Leadership & Development Conference) course work – which qualifies him as an Appraisal Institute instructor.
Said Wilson, “Joseph J. Blake has always had an outstanding reputation and given their stated desire for expansion, the opportunity to join the firm was especially appealing. I’m looking forward to great things.”
Wilson will be based in Blake’s Dallas Office.
About Joseph J. Blake & Associates, Inc.
Joseph J. Blake and Associates, Inc. is one of the oldest independent national commercial real estate valuation and consulting firms in the United States. Established in 1946 in New York, the firm provides real property appraisals, market and feasibility studies, litigation support as well as offers a variety of other related consulting services through its nine regional office platform. The firm also has a formal working alliance with Sanyu, Japan’s largest appraisal company. Blake’s clientele comprises the world’s most prominent banks, insurance companies, pension funds, pension fund advisors, developers, sovereign wealth funds and governmental agencies. Blake, which has always remained independent of brokerage and accounting firms to avoid conflicts of interest, is owned by its longstanding partners all of which are practicing appraisers holding the Appraisal Institute’s MAI designation. For more information please visit www.josephjblake.com.