August 6, 2020

CRC Promotes Kristina O’Keefe and Blake Dickinson to Director of Commercial Leasing

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BALTIMORE, MD (August 6, 2020) – Continental Realty Corporation (CRC), a Baltimore-based commercial real estate investment and management company, has announced the promotion of Kristina O’Keefe and Blake Dickinson to Director of Commercial Leasing. O’Keefe began her CRC career in 2009 and Dickinson has worked for the company since 2008, both in commercial leasing roles during their entire CRC careers. Together, the two professionals manage the leasing activities for a portfolio of commercial office and retail properties totaling more than 3.5 million square feet of space spanning eight states.

O’Keefe and Dickinson will continue overseeing all marketing and leasing initiatives for the CRC portfolio of assets in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions of the country. This includes managing a team of four in-house leasing professionals, directing the efforts of third-party brokerage firms, supervising or taking the lead on negotiations for new leases or lease renewals, and acting as a liaison with the brokerage community. Additional responsibilities include participating in due diligence for commercial acquisitions.

“Both Kristina and Blake are consummate professionals, widely respected throughout the commercial real estate industry and highly-skilled at their craft,” stated David Donato, Senior Vice President of Continental Realty Corporation. “Both bring great value to our assets and our investors. I cannot overstate their ability to bring excellence to every deal they touch, nor their willingness to go above and beyond the basic leasing role. They epitomize Continental’s core value of ‘Relationships Matter and Reputation is Important.’”

O’Keefe has more than 15 years of commercial real estate experience and formerly worked in leasing for CBRE. She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications from Denison University. Her leasing successes with CRC include the re-tenanting and repositioning of Padonia Village Shopping Center in Timonium, Maryland, and the lease-up and stabilization of several retail assets in Naples and Destin, Florida.

Dickinson brings more than 12 years of commercial real estate experience to his new role. He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from Dickinson College and a Master of Business Administration from Loyola University of Maryland. Blake drove the lease-up of projects in Chesterfield, Missouri near St. Louis and two projects in Greater Orlando, Clermont, Florida and Waterford Lakes, Florida.

Continental Realty Corporation (CRC) is focused on acquiring value-add retail and multifamily properties located throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions of the United States. Headquartered in Baltimore and founded in 1960, CRC is a full-service commercial real estate and investment company. The privately-owned firm owns and manages a diversified portfolio of retail centers consisting of more than five million square feet of commercial space, as well as nearly 10,000 apartment homes. Positioned throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions, the portfolio’s value exceeds $2 billion. For additional information, visit

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