Blackley holds numerous certifications from the North Carolina Licensing Board of General Contractors. He is a North Carolina Real Estate Broker and a member of the Raleigh – Wake County Home Builders Association, as well as a member of Urban Land Institute. Having joined Preston Development Company in 1996, Blackley works closely in land acquisition and entitlement, ensuring that Preston Development Company receives the proper approvals to make responsible and sustainable land development projects become reality. Prior to joining Preston Development Company, Blackley spent 10 years with Weyerhaeuser Real Estate Company. He served as Vice President of Westminster, a division of Weyerhaeuser Real Estate Company for eight of those years. For Westminster’
“We are fortunate to have Karl as President of Preston Development Company,” says Julian “Bubba” Rawl, Co-Founder of Preston Development Company. “His experience, wealth of knowledge, and leadership skills are invaluable to us. We look forward to ongoing success with Karl as our President.”
Cary-based Preston Development Company is recognized as one of the premier development teams in the nation. Founders Tim Smith and Julian “Bubba” Rawl, along with financial partners Dr. Jim Goodnight and Dr. John Sall of S.A.S., the largest privately held software company in the world, have established a reputation for planning and producing only the highest quality development projects. Over the past 30 years, Preston Development has brought to life communities, country clubs, commercial retail such as The Arboretum and Preston Walk, office buildings, and over 10,000 homes. Preston Development is known locally for upscale residential communities such as Preston and the Prestonwood Country Club, Cameron Pond (twice recognized as the North Carolina Community of the Year), Camden Forest, MacGregor West, Wessex, Weston Estates, Landfall and many others. Preston Development has earned a reputation of being synonymous with excellence in Triangle residential development.
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