Blair Koblenz

Instructor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
3906
Instructor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
3906

Biography

Blair Koblenz has worked as a financial officer and principal for real estate investment companies for over 30 years.  His career commenced as a Certified Public Accountant working in public accounting and then transitioned into private real estate syndication.  

His most recent leadership role was with Cole Real Estate Investments in Phoenix Arizona, where he spent approximately 16 years.  His tenure with Cole began as the Chief Financial Officer and concluded as Vice Chairman, his responsibilities spanned virtually every aspect of acquiring, financing and operating commercial real estate throughout the United States.  He served as a member of both the investment committee and the board of director and was known as a financial architect structuring investment programs and facilitating the origination of over a billion dollars of loans secured directly and indirectly by real estate. He takes pride in the relationships he has built with national banks and investment bankers, such as JP Morgan Chase and Bear Stearns.

He has structured investment programs which include both private placements and SEC registered public offerings, taking the form of Limited Partnerships, Collateralized Debentures, DST’s and REIT’s.  Those programs raised over a billion dollars of equity through a national network of FINRA regulated Broker Dealers and their financial advisors.

Mr. Koblenz is also a Certified Financial Planner, he holds FINRA securities licenses and an Arizona real estate license.  As an active faculty member, he teaches real estate fundamentals, real estate capital markets, and the REIT Portfolio Practicum investment course.  Lastly, he enjoys flying as an instrument rated private pilot.

Education

B.S. Accounting, Arizona State University 1979

Courses

Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
REA 380Real Estate Fundamentals
REA 494Special Topics
REA 594Conference and Workshop
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
REA 380Real Estate Fundamentals
REA 494Special Topics
REA 594Conference and Workshop
RED 598Special Topics
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
REA 380Real Estate Fundamentals
REA 494Special Topics
REA 594Conference and Workshop
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
REA 380Real Estate Fundamentals
REA 494Special Topics
REA 594Conference and Workshop
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
REA 380Real Estate Fundamentals
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
REA 380Real Estate Fundamentals
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
REA 380Real Estate Fundamentals
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
REA 380Real Estate Fundamentals