Profile of a Revolutionary Man Nov11


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Profile of a Revolutionary Man

In the world of Real Estate Development, there’s one man who has forged a new path.

President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Blackard Global, Inc., an international real estate development firm, Jeffory D. Blackard is responsible for the completion of over 20 Master Planned Communities, containing an excess of 15,000 single family home sites. In his career, Mr. Blackard has developed Commercial projects including: Office Parks, Manufacturing Facilities, Retail Centers, Schools, Hotels and Resorts, Marinas, and Championship Golf Courses. Also, Infrastructure development projects comprising; Water and Sewer Treatment Plants, Rail Systems and Bridges.

The most recent project of Mr. Blackard is the inception of Adriatica, a $350 million plus, development in Mckinney, Texas. Adriatica is the re-creation of the Croatian fishing village, Supetar. This project is the prototype of the most revolutionary concept in real estate development, “NeoRetroism.” Through years of world travel and research, Mr. Blackard has become an expert on the evolution of community development; beginning with the rural community lifestyle, through the birth of cities, to the exodus out into the suburbs, and then the movement towards “New Urbanism,” finally evolving to Mr. Blackard’s innovative philosophy of “NeoRetroism;” a true functioning, economically self-sustaining, Village.

Mr. Blackard’s goal is to revolutionize the design and development world; by applying successful historic community characteristics, which positively impact a sustainable and healthier world for future generations. Mr. Blackard is committed to protecting the environment and has been awarded the “National Wetland Conservation Award.” Mr. Blackard’s projects give meticulous attention to the needs of people with disabilities and physical challenges. He was awarded the “Developer of the Year Award” by Accessology Too, LLC., a firm dedicated to accessibility for people with disabilities.

Mr. Blackard exhibits his passion for spreading the Gospel throughout the earth by giving both resources and time to charitable ventures. He founded Amazon Outreach to take the Gospel to the most remote regions of the Amazon Basin. He spearheaded the construction of the Linda Esperanca, a 30-meter riverboat, equipped with medical and dental facilities, to provide aid to the most inaccessible native tribes. He is also involved with the Christian missions’ organization, E3 Partners, and has traveled to over 20 countries on 4 continents, compassionately ministering to a variety of people from orphan children to Heads of State.

Mr. Blackard is an accomplished entrepreneur, having taken part in numerous international ventures, ranging from inventions of computer peripherals, to printing for flexible packaging. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Northwestern University, with a major in Communications. Mr. Blackard also earned a PhD in Psychology, with a major in Human Ecology. He attended the University on a athletic scholarship in both basketball and track (decathlete). He was recognized as one of Northwestern University’s Top 100 Most Notable Graduates.


Photography by Jed Rollins


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