Paul Blackman, Jr. is currently Deputy Director of the Capital Construction Services Division at the D.C. Department of General Services. In his current role, he serves as leader of a 120+ member team responsible for delivering the city’s temporary and permanent medical facilities, schools, parks, recreation centers, municipal office, industrial and multi-family shelters for individuals and families experiencing homelessness. An additional aspect of his responsibilities includes ensuring opportunities are provided to the small business community.
Prior to joining DGS, he was a Vice President in a global commercial real estate services firm. In that role, he was responsible for contributing to growing the Mid-Atlantic region’s business through business development, oversight of planning and executing development, capital and tenant improvement projects. Paul’s clients were c-suite executives and decision makers of large corporations, non-profits and small businesses.
Beyond these responsibilities, Paul prides himself on being a resource to his peers, community and family.
In the community, Paul has mentored and coached in various capacities to include chairman of Jones Lang LaSalle, LLC’s (JLL) Mid-Atlantic African American Business Network, executive committee of the District of Columbia Building Industry Association’s (DCBIA) Leaders in Development.
Paul began his career at a large DC area general contracting company where he learned the business of construction from scratch after obtaining an electrical engineering degree from Morgan State University. He obtained his Master’s Degree in Real Estate Development and Finance from Georgetown University. When not working, Paul enjoys time with his wife and three daughters.
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