Living in Charlotte since 1986, John Blakely Shell is a graduate of Charlotte Country Day School and the University of Mississippi where he earned degrees in International Studies and French. Active in commercial real estate since 2007, “Blake” joined Gibson Smith Realty Co., in 2018 after a successful association with Centurion Partners and Divaris, where he was recognized as 2013 Rookie of the Year.
Blake is a licensed Broker in North and South Carolina with focused experience in the sale and leasing of Walmart anchored shadow retail centers located in both states. Blake has experience in tenant representation with a solid skill set in restaurant leasing, shopping centers and commercial sales while possessing a strong property valuation acumen and can assist with any of your commercial and investment real estate needs.
Blake strives to provide the best customer service to each of his clients through diligence, strong marketing knowledge and personal attention to details of each transaction. In addition to numerous volunteer initiatives, Blake enjoys spending time with his wife; they have welcomed their second son in 2019 two years after the arrival of their first son in 2017.
Blake Shell is a member or volunteer with the following organizations:
- Charlotte Region Commercial Board of REALTORS
- National Association of REALTORS
- North Carolina Association of REALTORS
- Business Leaders of Charlotte (Board Member)
- Wings for Kids (Board Member)
- Peter’s Episcopal Church (Room at The Inn homeless shelter)