(504) 324-7281 (New Orleans)


Commercial Team


New Orleans

Blake Ridings, MAI

Senior Appraiser

Blake Ridings, MAI began his real estate career with Murphy Appraisal Services in January of 2008. Mr. Ridings is an MAI designated appraiser by The Appraisal Institute and presently licensed in Louisiana and Mississippi.

Over the course of his career Mr. Ridings has appraised a wide variety of commercial property types but has become especially proficient in the valuation of gas station/c-store properties, truck stop casinos and assisted living facilities. Other appraisal experience includes industrial facilities, institutional properties, restaurants, net leased investment properties, along with single and multi-tenant retail and office properties.

Mr. Ridings is a 2006 graduate of the University of Tennessee with a bachelor’s degree in business. In addition to appraisal work he is also a Licensed Real Estate Agent. Mr. Ridings and his wife Lauren reside in New Orleans with their two daughters.