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WATCH: A European-Style Village

Mandy Shing, the director at the Bella Donna Chapel in Adriatica, says while the place is beautiful, the design of the village is about much more than that. Written by Mark Fein | Published by NBC 5 / DFW Adriatica is a planned development that started almost 20 years ago and continues to grow. Cobblestone walkways, an island chapel, and 16th century hand carved Stonework. It sounds like something out of Medieval England. It's actually 21st century McKinney. Adriatica is a planned development that started almost...

Blackard Makes It Happen

Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic (left) with US Senator Marco Rubio during her visit to Washington. Photo: Twitter/Marco Rubio US businessman Jeffory Blackard says fruitful meetings he arranged in the US for Croatia's President gave her a head start on most world leaders when it comes to Team Trump. Written by Sven Milekic | Published in Balkan InsightMagazine US real estate developer Jeffory D Blackard told BIRN that he arranged productive meetings for Croatian President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic during her week-long visit to Washington earlier...

A Real Estate Revolution

How Dallas designers and developers are leading the industry through a tsunami of change. Written by Christine Perez | Published in DFW Real Estate Review ROUNDTABLE CHRISTINE PEREZ: Let’s start by getting a little background info and learning a little more about what each of you do. MIKE ABLON: I’m founding partner of PegasusAblon. We are a Dallas-based company that focuses on where culture meets the city fabric, and we do that specifically within real estate.   ROBERT SHAW: I’m managing partner of Columbus Realty Partners,...

Blackard Among Dallas 500

Dallas' most powerful business leaders gathered with Wick Allison and the editors of D CEO for the publisher's release of the inaugural edition of the Dallas 500. What is the Dallas 500? The Dallas 500 is a special edition that celebrates the most influential leaders in North Texas. It’s the result of a year-long research initiative by the editors of D CEO— named the country’s best regional business magazine for the past four consecutive years. Unprecedented in scope, The Dallas 500 provides an...

The Next Way To Develop

Jeff Blackard is fed up with the way neighborhoods are being built.  Written by Christine Perez | Published in D Magazine Jeff Blackard is fed up with the way neighborhoods are being built. Zoning, the developer says, has become a legal form of segregation. Rather than create enclaves that keep people of different strata apart, we should work to bring back the spirit of a village that you’d find in Europe or in pre-1900 America. “We are doing development wrong in this country, but...

Blackard Is On a Mission

The Dallas real estate developer and evangelical wants to save America, one village at a time. Written by Christine Perez | Published in D CEO The unconventional office of real estate developer Jeff Blackard perfectly represents the spirit of its inhabitant. Situated at the top of a bell tower overlooking a small lake in McKinney, it’s accessible only after rotating around a large bookcase on the seventh floor to reveal a hidden spiral staircase, which leads to Blackard’s “nest.” Tall and boyish-looking, the...

In Search of The Lost Ark

What happened when two Dallas businessmen went looking for the treasure that eluded Indiana Jones. Written by Christine Perez | Published in D CEO A trip through the Blue Nile region in northern Ethiopia (shown above) to Lake Tana proved to be more of an adventure than Sheets and two others on a mission trip bargained for. Nathan Sheets, president of Nature Nate’s honey company, met Dallas real estate developer Jeff Blackard in 1999 at a fundraising event at Park City Club. “I...

WATCH: In Their Own Words

A number of professional individuals have endorsed as well as given testament to Jeff Blackard’s body of work over the past several decades. The Blackard Interviews share the perspectives of 5 of these individuals including: Rick Santorum – Former U.S. Senator and Presidential Candidate, Scott Polikov – President of Gateway Planning, J.D. Lee – Director at Blackard Advisors, Joseph Pobiner – ‎Senior Master Planner/Urban Designer at Gensler and Christian Benz – Vice President at Oppenheim Architecture. ...

Renaissance Man

Written By Amy Reisner | Published by Dia for Southlake Style The Bell Tower seemed bigger before I entered from the outside through the heavy wooden door. But then as I sat on a small bench inside, I noticed the maximum occupancy sign read only 18. I wondered how accomplished developer Jeff Blackard could run a company like Blackard Global from such a small space. Unable to call the elevator to Jeff’s office on the 7th floor, I dialed the phone number...

A Bit of European Flair

DFW developer to bring a bit of European flair to Westlake. Written by Candice Carlisle | Published in Dallas Business Journal When Jeffory Blackard was looking for his next big project, he was lucky to find a site for his latest “village” in Westlake, a town known for being selective with development.  Westlake Entrada, a European-influenced mixed-use project expected to cost $500 million, sits on an 85-acre tract at the northeast corner of Davis and Solana boulevards near the Solana Business Park. SECRET SPACE:...