About Us

John Abernathy


John was been involved in the leasing and development of commercial real estate for 10 years with AIG Baker, prior to his affiliation with Blackwater in 2010. During his involvement at AIG Baker, John was a Senior Developer developing shopping centers in Virginia and West Virginia that totaled in excess of 700,000 square feet and negotiating leases with numerous big box tenants including Target, Dick's Sporting Goods, SteinMart, Michaels. TJ Maxx, HomeGoods, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Staples, Trader Joe's, PetsMart, Best Buy and Books-A-Million. As President of Blackwater, John oversees Blackwater’s development growth plans. John also functions as Director of Development with the primary role of directing a development group of six senior entrepreneurial developers, with projects ranging all over the US, while continuing to develop is own projects as well. John is a licensed real estate broker. He obtained a Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering from Auburn University in 1996 and an MBA from the University of Georgia in 2000. Between undergrad and graduate school, John worked as an engineer with Law Engineering in Birmingham, Alabama. john@blackwaterresources.com