Christopher M. Harak
Executive Vice President
Blanca Commercial Real Estate
The Miami Finance Forum is an exceptional business organization that not only provides access to the top industry professionals in South Florida but also offers a series of exclusive educational programs that keep members informed with the latest trends across various industry sectors, including but not limited to, financial services, commercial real estate, and legal. As a commercial real estate advisor, the organization has facilitated great opportunities for me to expand my network and also has allowed me to deepen client relationships.
Chris Harak is Executive Vice President of Blanca Commercial Real Estate Inc., the leading independently owned commercial real estate brokerage and advisory services firm in South Florida.
With more than a decade of market expertise, Harak brings senior-level talent to the firm’s tenant representation practice where he provides strategic real estate advisory services to companies including lease acquisition and disposition, market and site analysis, transaction structuring, lease negotiation, financial analysis and long-term strategic planning. In addition to executing real estate transactions, Harak is also responsible for the development of the firm’s junior brokers, supporting the development and implementation of the firm-wide CRM and was the project lead working alongside an outside consultant to developing the firm’s customized and fully automated financial model.
Over the course if his real estate career Harak has been involved in transactions with some of Florida’s largest office and industrial users including: Gibraltar Private Bank, Sabadell United Bank, Intech, H. Lee Moffit Cancer Research Institute, Berkowtiz Pollack Brant, John S. & James L. Knight Foundation, Shoes for Crews and Dufry America Services, Inc.
Prior to joining Blanca Commercial Real Estate, Harak served as Assistant Director for Savills Studley where he was responsible for business development, strategic planning and transaction management throughout Florida. He was an integral member of a team that consistently ranked among Florida’s top tenant advisory practices specializing in office leasing on behalf of banking and financial services firms, law firms, nonprofit organizations, as well as warehouse, distribution and manufacturing companies.
Harak holds a Bachelor’s degree in Interpersonal and Organizational Communications from the University of South Florida.