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Jonathan Blacker

Managing Director

617-835-4268

jonathan.blacker@compass.com

JONATHAN BLACKER

Managing Director

Jonathan “Jay” Blacker brings to the table an eclectic broadly based skill set covering several decades.
Mr. Blacker is a licensed attorney and for many years engaged exclusively in the practice of law.
Following his years as an attorney and for more than two decades he received substantial notoriety as
the developer and founder of several successful foodservice concepts. Over the years, due to his
extensive experience and expertise many foodservice operators sought his counsel in connection with a
myriad of issues including but not limited to their lease requirements.


More recently, Mr. Blacker seamlessly transitioned to what he believes will be his final career stop.
During the past fifteen years he has enjoyed success in the commercial real estate brokerage
community. It is his belief that his success in commercial real estate is the result of his ever evolving
career path.


Mr. Blacker has mastered an extensive skillset and has participated in a wide range of commercial real
estate transactions. He has has facilitated the sale of numerous commercial properties ranging in price
from 4 Million to 38 Million. He continues to work with a diverse group of investors, boutique style
owners, developers and REITs.


He has represented well over a hundred office users in connection with their lease requirements in the
Boston Financial District & Back Bay as well as in almost every suburban metropolitan market. On the
retail side, Mr. Blacker has represented both Landlord and Tenant. He has represented numerous
national and regional retail Tenants.


Mr. Blacker brings a depth of experience and expertise to each of his clients. He has a keen
understanding of the common and competing issues that are of concern for each of the respective
parties to the transaction. He brings market knowledge, outstanding negotiating, advocacy skills,
clarity of vision, creativity, passion, and integrity.


Mr. Blacker received his J.D. degree from New England School of Law and holds a Bachelor of Science
degree in Economics from the University of Maryland. Prior to joining The Commercial Group, Mr. Blacker was the Senior Vice President at Denenberg Realty Advisors.

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