E. M. Blake Hutcheson
Chairman & President
CB Richard Ellis Limited Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Blake Hutcheson joined CB Richard Ellis in 1994 as a principal of the company. As a Senior Vice President he took on responsibility for all non-brokerage and service areas within the company including managing and enhancing a portfolio of over 10 million sq. ft. of real estate product across Canada; overseeing one of Canada's largest real estate consulting companies, a mortgage brokerage division, and all research and analysis for the company. These responsibilities related both to the parent company CB Richard Ellis and to the Professional Services and Corporate Advisory Group.


  • Cadillac Fairview
  • CIBC
  • GE Capital
  • Ontario Hydro
  • Oxford Properties
  • Prudential of America
  • TrizecHahn
In 1997 Mr. Hutcheson was appointed Chief Operating Officer of the company and added to his earlier responsibilities the job of overseeing all investment sales nationally, and managing all day-to-day aspects of CB Richard Ellis across Canada. In 1999 he was made President of the company and continues to lead the Canadian operation with approximately 550 employees operating out of twelve offices. In 2001 he also became Chairman of the Canadian company and Chairman of the CB Richard Ellis operations in Latin America and Mexico.


Prior to joining CB Richard Ellis, Mr. Hutcheson was Director of Development with CIBC Development Corporation.

From 1984 to 1987, while at the Hutcheson Group of Companies, he was the principal of a family owned aggregate, construction, and development company. He remains a principal in this enterprise.


  • M.S. degree - Columbia University - Real Estate Development
  • Graduate Diploma - London School of Economics (UK) - International Relations & Comparative Politics (Received the Award of Distinction)
  • B.A. degree - University of Western Ontario - Politics (Recieved a Bronze W for outstanding Athletic Achievement)


  • Member of the global company's America's Operating Management Board o RealNet Canada (Board Member)
  • O&Y CB Richard Ellis (Co-Chairman & Board Member)
  • Hutcheson Group of Companies (Board Member)
  • Premier's Committee on Brownfield's Development (Chairman)
  • Premier Mike Harris & Premier Ernie Eves (Fund Raising Committee)
  • Canadian Institute of Public Real Estate Companies (Member)
  • University Club of Toronto (Past President & Board Member)
  • Osler Bluff Ski Club (Property Committee)
  • Huntsville Hospital Foundation (Chairman)
  • Young Presidents' Organization (Member)
  • In 2000 was named one of Canada's Top 40 under 40