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WatermanCLARK Appoints Industry Veteran as CIO

WatermanCLARK, co-founded late last year by Philip Waterman III and Ric Clark, has named industry veteran Jonathon Blackwell its CIO. Blackwell was formerly a director in the investments group at SL Green Realty Corp. 

In that role, Blackwell co-managed a team of 10 professionals that were responsible for sourcing and oversight of underwriting, negotiation and execution of more than $20 billion worth of transactions.

In a statement, Waterman and Clark said, “Jon is a talented professional, has handled complex negotiations throughout his career, and has an exceptional reputation in our industry and an incomparable network of peers that will be highly accretive to the growth of our company.”

Blackwell is an active member of many industry organizations, including Young Real Estate Professionals of New York (YREPNY) and New York Private Equity Network (NYPEN). He was also a founding member of Emerging Professionals in Real Estate (EMPIRE). 

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