Blake Eagle is founder of the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (NCREIF). NCREIF is a Chicago based non-profit commercial real estate industry association focused solely on the collection, processing, validation and publication of investment performance return information on commercial real estate assets owned in the private market by pension funds, endowment funds and other categories of institutional investors. NCREIF membership is comprised of real estate investment managers, pension funds, endowments, consultants, certified public accountants, appraisers, and academics.
From 1994 through 2000, Mr. Eagle was the Thomas G. Eastman Chairman, Center for Real Estate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
From 1971 through 1993, Mr. Eagle headed up the real estate consulting group of Frank Russell Company, a global pension fund asset strategy consultant and investment advisor headquartered in Tacoma, Washington. During his 23-year career at Russell, pension fund consulting clients invested more than $18.0 billion in real estate. Prior to joining Russell, Mr. Eagle was a real estate developer.
In 1992, he was honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards from the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries, The Wharton Real Estate Center, University of Pennsylvania, and the Homer Hoyt Advanced Studies Institute for his contributions to the field of real estate research.
Mr. Eagle received the 1993 Dr. James Graaskamp Award from the Pension Real Estate Association for his contributions to the body of knowledge about institutional investment in real estate. Mr. Eagle earned his undergraduate degree in business at the University of Washington. He pursued postgraduate studies in real estate at the University of California, Berkeley.