@ CEO & President of Blackard Global Incorporated
Jeffory D. Blackard is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Blackard Global, Inc. With his distinguished real estate development career now entering it’s 4th decade, Mr. Blackard is responsible for the completion of over 20 Master Planned Communities, comprised in excess of 15,000 single family home sites.
The culminating efforts of the previous 30+ years of development and construction led to the creation of Adriatica, a $350 million plus development in McKinney, Texas. Adriatica is the re-creation of the Croatian fishing village, Supetar. This project serves as a prototype of the most revolutionary concept in real estate development, “NeoRetroism.” A broad and deep knowledge of real estate development, coupled with years of world travel and research, has allowed Mr. Blackard to become an expert on the evolution of community development.
Mr. Blackard’s goal is to revolutionize the design and development world by applying successful historic community characteristics to create a more sustainable and healthier world for future generations. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Northwestern University, with a major in Communications. He attended the University on an athletic scholarship in both basketball and track (as a decathlete) and was recognized as one of Northwestern University’s Top 100 Most Notable Graduates.