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Robert C. Blumel

Robert C. Blumel
Managing Director


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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.






Who We Are

The mission of McBride Real Estate Services, Inc. (MRES) is to provide real estate solutions that champion our clients’ business objectives. We are not a typical “brokerage” firm. Rather, we are a flexible organization, consisting of seven senior real estate professionals driven to provide our clients with the best solutions at the best value. Our partners’ backgrounds include work in the legal, financial, construction and architecture sectors, plus an average real estate experience level exceeding 10 years. The advantages MRES clients enjoy are: customized solutions, access to the best professionals for every phase of a project and the personal attention of the company’s principals.

Our size is our strength. The core of MRES remains small on purpose. Having worked for companies of various sizes in our past professional lives, we have found that a strong, small team with complementary skill sets is able to provide the best services and maintain the best relationships with our clients. However, our core size does not limit the depth of our services. Rather than having a large organization with weak links in several service areas, we are able to provide the best professionals for every phase of a project through our strategic alliances. MRES is able to support our clients with the resources of almost 200 employees for all key planning, transaction and implementation areas as described in Our Services. Furthermore, we are able to flexibly staff a project in any location utilizing the ideal team to deliver the customized solution.

In our hearts, MRES is a Tenant Representation firm first and foremost. That being said, we provide a full complement of real estate services to support our tenant clients. These include: representing our clients in the acquisition and disposition of leased and owned facilities, lease audits, lease administration, strategic planning, enterprise integration and project management for a wide variety of real estate projects.

McBride Team