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Eric Blair

Senior Financial Analyst

License # SA695522000

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Professional Summary

Eric Blair is the senior financial analyst for the Cooke Multifamily Team with Colliers and is responsible for underwriting multifamily investment opportunities throughout the U.S. Eric analyzes market conditions and property-level financial information to maximize the value of each asset for clients.

His role includes reviewing sale and rent comps, and analyzing rent rolls, operating statements and property taxes. Eric uses his analytical skills to evaluate investments and deliver value.

With an extensive background serving real estate clients at a Big 4 public accounting firm and working for private multifamily developers, Eric developed a deep understanding of multifamily finance and operations, with the ability to view things from the perspective of a principal.

He prides himself on being hard-working, knowledgeable, analytical, curious, and a team player.

As one of the top full-service multifamily investment teams in the nation, the Cooke Multifamily Team focuses on institutional and private equity assets. Multifamily asset types include luxury, core, value add, high-rise, new development, student and workforce housing, and land.

The team includes Cindy Cooke, Brad Cooke, Chris Roach, Matt Roach, Thomas Brophy, Nicholas Solo, Alice Bean, Aimee DeYoung and Kellyanne Kennedy.

Eric has over eight years of commercial real estate financial experience. Prior to Colliers, Eric was an assistant controller at The Statesman Group, where he managed the construction draw process for several projects, totaling over $45 million in development, and created financial models for multifamily and senior living projects.

As the assistant controller for Mark-Taylor, Inc., Eric performed all high-level finance and accounting functions for the ownership and general contractor entities, including managing capital calls and distributions, submitting monthly project draws and managing project cash flow.

While at Ernst & Young, Eric managed financial statement audits for public and private companies in the real estate and hospitality industries and was responsible for providing leadership and coaching to teams of staff and seniors.

Eric and his wife reside in Scottsdale; and in his free time, Eric enjoys traveling, hiking and hunting.


  • While at Ernst & Young, participated in a resource-sharing rotation to Melbourne, Australia, and led an international trip to Taiwan
  • Managed the construction draw process for several projects, totaling over $45 million in development


  • Master of Science, Accountancy, University of Tennessee
  • Bachelor of Science, Accounting, University of Arizona
  • Real Estate Financial Modeling Certification in Excel for Real Estate, Levels 1-3 with Distinction
  • CPA, Arizona License #17118
  • AZ Dept. of Real Estate Salesperson's License

Memberships & Involvements

  • Urban Land Institute (ULI)
  • ULI Local Product Council, Capital Markets
  • Make-a-Wish Foundation
  • Feed My Starving Children
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Special Olympics Volunteer



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