About us


Our business strategy is simple.

We are an experienced boutique real estate company committed to serving neighborhoods in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area, as well as Baltimore City and Baltimore County. We research and become well-schooled in the unique character of each neighborhood in our market area.

With the support of landlords and tenants we work to enhance communities with retail stores and services people want and need.

We represent both landlords and tenants and are diligent in representing their best interests.

About Us

Commercial Retail Real Estate Experience

For more than a decade, Blake-Dickson Real Estate has been deeply involved in creating retail success stories in the greater Metropolitan Washington market:

  • Assisting retailers in finding optimum space.
  • Helping landlords match retail tenants for their real estate.
  • Working with entrepreneurs to start up new businesses, as well as helping mature retailers expand and grow.
  • Identifying new areas for retail growth through on the street market research.
  • Assisting in the sale of businesses.
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Wayne Dickson
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Alan Zich
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Melissa Patel
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Ed Henderson
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Paul W. Ruppert
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Amelia L. Knox
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Manik Dumera
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Norm Veenstra
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Gil Blankespoor
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Carol Felix

Gil Blankespoor

Associate Broker Licensed in Washington, DC and Virginia

  • Co-Founder of Blake-Dickson Real Estate Services, with broad experience in commercial and residential real estate in all major U.S markets and select overseas markets
  • Extensive contacts with senior brokers and institutional owners of class-A office and retail product, and expertise in the creation of new business ventures, capital formation and business operations
  • First hand knowledge of all aspects of retail business: market analysis, formation, management, marketing, and cost control

Carol Felix

Owner / Marketing Director

  • Directs, designs and implements all Blake-Dickson marketing services
  • Utilizes over 30 years’ broad-ranging experience in design, strategic marketing and brand building to effectively promote today’s developer and retailer client projects
  • Works directly with clients to properly target potential buyers and tenants, building marketing and advertising programs to successfully reach targeted customers
  • Actively served in DC community building as a Main Street Chair, co-creator of the Arts District and through the redevelopment of the DC 14th Street commercial corridor

Our Locations

D. C. Office

Virginia Office

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