Background & Experience

J. Blake Hering Jr. has originated loans valued at more than $1.7 billion for a wide variety of property types during his tenure with NBS Financial Services. After joining the company in 1999 as an Associate Vice President, Blake became a partner in 2007. He took on a greater management role when he was promoted to Principal, Director of Portland Production, in 2011.

Blake is a member of the National Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), NAIOP and the Multnomah Athletic Club. Blake has been NBS Financial’s Finance Officer of the Year several times, and has been repeatedly recognized by life insurance company lenders, including State Farm Life Insurance Company and Nationwide Life Insurance Company, for his high levels of production. Currently, Blake serves on State Farm’s National Advisory Board.


Blake earned a B.A. from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York.

Professional Affiliations

  • Oregon Outlaws Elite Lacrosse – Co-Founder, Coach and Board of Directors
  • Oregon Sports Hall of Fame – Board of Directors
  • NAIOP – Board Member
  • Westside Economic Alliance – Board Member
  • CYO Volunteer Coach