WHO WE ARE
Streamline Development is a full service commercial real estate development company with a focus on retail and restaurant development in the US. Streamline’s founders and principals have over 40 years of combined experience in the real estate industry.
A career encompassing over 20 years of experience in the commercial real estate and development industry, Joe’s experience and expertise is predominantly in single tenant retail development. He has completed development projects throughout the southeast primarily with Fortune 1000 companies. Prior to founding Streamline Development Partners, he was a development partner with a regional development company, held an executive leadership position for one of the largest national retail development companies and worked in the real estate investment banking industry.
His experience includes multi-unit store rollout for high growth retailers across a broad footprint, as well as strategic market penetration into new markets. Joe has successfully led over seventy retail development projects from land acquisition to store opening including: build-to-suits, reverse build-to-suits, ground leases and other creative deal structures.
Joe graduated from Auburn University with a B.S. in Economics and resides in Birmingham, Alabama with his wife Amy and their two boys.
Prior to founding Streamline Development Partners, Joe spent over a decade in the commercial real estate industry. He started his career in Washington, DC with a boutique real estate firm before moving to Oxford, Mississippi and serving as vice president and associate broker of a commercial real estate brokerage company. Joe transitioned to the development business in 2016 with a regional firm sourcing deals in the southeast. Through his geographic coverage and brokerage experience, Joe brings a unique perspective to the development sector having worked on deals in 7 states and the District of Columbia. His primary focus while in the brokerage industry was the sourcing and participation in development deals.
Joe has experience with single tenant build to suits, preferred developer programs, and the planning and development of multi-tenant centers. Joe has worked on over 40 build to suit and retail developments around the southeast.
Joe holds a BBA in Banking and Finance from The University of Mississippi as well as an MBA. Joe currently resides in Oxford, MS with his wife Summer and daughter Penelope.
David B. Blackburn graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy from the University of Mississippi in 2000 and a Master’s in Accountancy in 2001.
After graduation, David joined Deloitte & Touche in Nashville, TN before getting into the commercial real estate development business through the formation of his company The Blackburn Group. Through the Blackburn Group, David brings a 15 plus year career of experience and expertise to Streamline Development Partners. The Blackburn Group has been named to the Inc. 500’s fastest growing private businesses in America for five years in a row with a ranking as the #1 fastest growing company in the State of Mississippi. Currently, The Blackburn Group has over $150M in real estate projects under development in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Texas.
In 2018, David was recognized as one of the Top CEOs of Mississippi and Top 50 under 40 by the Mississippi Business Journal.
David resides in Oxford, MS with his wife, Karen, and their two sons, Collins and Niles. David currently serves on the Board of Governors for the Ole Miss Athletics Foundation, the Executive Committee and Board of Directors for the Ole Miss Alumni Association, and the Capital Needs Committee and the Finance/Investment Committee for St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. He has served in the past on the Board of Directors for the United Way and Chamber of Commerce in Oxford, the Board of Directors for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes for North Mississippi, and as a Sunday school teacher for St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.
Ford joined as an associate of Streamline Development Partners in the fall of 2018. Ford’s retail real estate experience comes from working 4 years at Retail Strategies, a municipal consulting firm specializing in retail recruitment for communities across the country. At Retail Strategies, he executed a custom implementation plan by leveraging contacts with retailers, brokers, developers and property owners in his Midwest and Southeast markets to help facilitate real estate transactions. In addition, he has an extensive background in using various GIS platforms to create demographic maps, void analysis, and customs trade areas to identify development opportunities.
Ford holds a B.A. in History from The University of Alabama and currently resides in Birmingham, AL.