Adriatica, McKinney, Texas

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Life Cycle Integrated Approach

The Blackard Companies are a vertically integrated bespoke development firm dedicated to the inception, creation, and management of meaningful and successful assets that yield benefits to both financial stakeholders and those who live, work, or visit.  Through its portfolio of outstanding services companies and real estate holdings, Blackard is capable of market-making projects anywhere in the world. The Blackard Companies are the foremost developer of modern-day villages and an ardent advocate for communities that serve the needs of every villager across the globe.

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The Company

The Blackard Companies were founded in 1981 by CEO Jeffory D. Blackard. Much of the company’s history was focused on master-planned communities. The firm has delivered over 15,000 single family homesites and has envisioned and created some of the Southern United States’ most complex and exclusive communities and a variety of commercial projects—ultimately over $2B in assets. Now, with a team of seasoned design, development, financial, and management professionals, the Blackard Companies have established themselves as thought leaders at the forefront of modern-day village development.


Journey to a village

Beginning in luxury sub-division development, Blackard Companies are now the global leader of the Contemporary Village movement.

Traditional Development

Blackard Global has built over 15,000 residential homesites, but these master planned communities segregate society and perpetuate division.



NeoRetroism is the new philosophy of village building fostered by Jeffory Blackard. It advocates for people of all economic backgrounds, races, religions, and stations in life to live together in a village that meets the needs of its villagers.

The Village Model

The First Village

Adriatica in McKinney, TX

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