Born and raised in Peoria, IL, Jeffory Blackard came to Dallas, TX with a vision to launch a career in the real estate development world. He found a company that took a chance on him, he quickly become a partner and within a few years, launched out on his own to birth one of the most successful development firms in America. The Blackard Profile takes you on a journey through his formative years, his philanthropic endeavors and brings you to the present day where he is leading the effort to philosophically change the way we develop real estate in America.
The Neoretroism Process
Birth of a Village
This video illustrates the birth of a village, from inception to completion, and how the evolution process unfolds.
Death of a Village
This video illustrates how we’ve destroyed villages in America via excessive zoning and the grid system.
Designing a Village
This video illustrates how to design a village and introduces the concept of use diversity and mix allocation.
Set against the backdrop of Supetar on the Island of Brac in Croatia, this short film uncovers the origins of Adriatica, an American village in McKinney, Texas. Developer, Jeff Blackard, had the vision, strategy and leadership to do what had not been done before in America. As he tackled the challenges of this great undertaking, the philosophy of NeoRetroism was conceived, and thus, a village was born.
Subdivided America, a documentary featuring CEO Jeffory Blackard, tells the story of how we have segregated our communities and casts a vision for how we might bring it back.