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Jeff Halbert

Founder & President

Jeff is an accomplished veteran of the retail real estate industry with extensive public and private real estate leadership experience. His broad skill set covers the gamut of retail real estate ranging from free-standing single tenant buildings to grocery-anchored centers. He has a deep understanding of both the landlord and tenant sides of the business that he cultivated in key leadership roles with both national retailers and landlords. His industry relationships cross all lines and have been key to his longstanding success. His combined developer, city planning and broker background rounds out the tools with which he has consummated hundreds of complex commercial real estate transactions over thirty years. ​ As founder and President of The Blackpoint Group, Inc., a real estate investment company and Manager of Blackpoint Properties, LLC, a retail development company, Jeff is responsible for leading, formulating and executing Blackpoint's core retail development and investment strategies and driving results. This includes all facets of the real estate transaction cycle – from sourcing opportunities, to analyzing and underwriting, to negotiating terms, to financing, to ground up development, to closing. Jeff has served in key senior leadership roles with a number of the country’s largest, best-in-class retail and real estate companies. Previously, he served as Senior Managing Director for Newmark, Vice President for JLL, and EVP for United Growth. His experience as a retail tenant executive include as Real Estate Manager for Starbucks, Director of Real Estate for Rite Aid, and Vice President/Real Estate Director for JP Morgan/Chase bank. J​eff has a BA degree in Urban Planning, a Masters of Real Estate Finance and is a licensed California Real Estate Broker.​ In his continuing effort to stay abreast of changes in the commercial real estate industry, Jeff completed a certificate course in Artificial Intelligence focused on Real Estate from the MIT Sloan School of Management. Jeff has been an active member of ICSC for over 25 years.

Clement Balser

Vice President

Clement manages the life-cycle of our development projects, including estimating, entitlements, permitting and throughout construction, ensuring project expectations are met for all parties. Clement has 15 years of experience in the construction industry. He began with residential construction, moving into estimating for Heavy Civil, and since 2007, has worked in commercial estimating and project management for Retail and Corporate clients. Prior to joining Blackpoint, Clement worked with United Growth managing all phases of retail development projects around the country. Previously, Clement worked at DPR Construction in the SF Bay Area managing scopes of work for ground-up, and tenant improvements, ranging from 5,000 to 120,000 SF. Clement graduated Magna Cum Laude from Cal Poly, SLO, with a B.S. in Construction Management and is a licensed California Real Estate agent.

The Principals

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The Blackpoint Group, Inc. is a real estate investment company.  We purchase and invest into a variety of real estate opportunities and syndicate select Blackpoint STNL developments.

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Blackpoint Properties, LLC  is our real estate development company.  As a preferred  STNL developer, we acquire and develop premium sites for a variety of retail and restaurant tenants nationwide.  

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Leadership

Leveraging a unique skill-set complemented by a successful track record of demonstrated project management execution, the Principals at Blackpoint have adeptly delivered a multitude of property transactions and numerous tenant-oriented development programs around the country. We lead and drive all our projects to ensure timely and efficient results for all parties. 

Blackpoint is an established real estate developer and investor based in Northern California. While our home is on the West Coast, we are active in many states around the country.  Our primary focus lies in the acquisition and enhancement of premium STNL properties and developments, featuring renowned credit-worthy tenants, strategically positioned within growing communities across the nation. 

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Our Clients
Our clients are some of the fastest-growing, most recognizable national-brand tenants in the world. Over the past 2 decades, our Principals have established deep relationships with real estate executives across dozens of national brands to create synergies that have helped us become a trusted development partner for our tenants.
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