Robert C. Blumel
Robert Blumel, Managing Director with McBride Real Estate Services, Inc., is a licensed commercial real estate consultant specializing in tenant representation and strategic real estate planning in the Washington, DC Metro area. A native Washingtonian, Mr. Blumel brings to McBride 20 years of experience in business, non-profit work, and politics.
Mr. Blumel began his career in 1993, working in non-profit and political fundraising, campaign management, public policy, and grassroots advocacy. Subsequently, he spent several years as a non-profit lobbyist in financial services before returning to campaign and issue management. Following an entrepreneurial urge, in 2004 Mr. Blumel purchased a sign company and grew revenues 400% in 5 years. After selling his interest in 2010, Mr. Blumel pursued his passion for art and design by starting his own furniture and fixture design firm. A welder and woodworker, he combined these disciplines to create custom furniture from reclaimed wood and steel.
Mr. Blumel graduated from the International School in Berne, Switzerland. He received Bachelor of Arts degrees from Virginia Polytechnic and State University in Studio Art and in English, with concentrations in sculpture and ceramics and literature, respectively. He also received a minor in Economics.
Mr. Blumel is a long-time board member and past-president of the Alexandria Boys & Girls Club. He lives with his family in Alexandria, VA.