Shareholder, Business Group
Blake Royal is a shareholder and chair of the firm’s Real Estate Group and is also a member of the Executive Committee. Over the course of his career, which has been entirely at BoyarMiller, Blake has represented clients in the development, financing and leasing of all asset classes of commercial real estate. Blake's interest in property issues began in college while working for the House of Representatives, where he researched public-private partnership investment for the renovation of underutilized federal buildings. During law school he researched and worked on the development of commercial and residential projects in tax-increment finance zones. With a background in both real estate law and corporate transactional law, Blake Royal provides well-rounded, strategic advice beyond traditional property issues. Blake’s practice includes all facets of real estate development and he has represented land owners, developers, investors, and municipalities in their joint ventures, development and property management agreements, acquisitions and dispositions, leasing, and financing. He has worked on a variety of projects in all asset classes not only in the Houston region, but in markets through Texas and nationwide. Blake's interest in property issues began in college while working for the House of Representatives, where he researched public-private partnership investment for the renovation of underutilized federal buildings. Blake currently serves as the co-chair of the ULI NEXT program for Urban Land Institute-Houston and on the Executive Advisory Board of the Stanford Alexander Center for Excellence in Real Estate at the University of Houston’s Bauer College of Business. Outside of the office, Blake and his wife are the tired but proud parents of four young sons.
- JD, University of Texas (with honors)
- BA, Baylor University (magna cum laude)
- Houston Bar Association, Real Estate Section, Mergers & Acquisitions Section
- Texas Bar Association
- Urban Land Institute
Blake is a fourth-generation Texan and looks forward to being involved in the Houston community for years to come.