Blake Ridings


Blake Ridings began his commercial real estate career with Murphy Appraisal Services in January of 2008. Mr. Ridings is now a state certified general appraiser in Louisiana and Mississippi and Candidate for Designation as a member of the Appraisal Institute.

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, churches, restaurants, residential subdivisions, 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 daughter, Ruby.

Blake can be reached at 504.324.7281 or at