Blackstream Founder Ford Elliott Named one of RealTrends Emerging Leaders for 2022

Congratulations to our founder, Ford Elliott, for being named one of 55 honorees for the RealTrends Emerging Leaders award, representing a new generation of leaders in real estate.

“RealTrends is excited to announce the first-ever list of Emerging Leaders, representing the trailblazers who are making their mark in real estate and ushering in a new generation of leaders. The list includes a wide range of real estate professionals who are growing top-performing teams, achieving record sales volumes and bringing in innovative ideas to the competitive world of real estate. Not only are these leaders driving growth within their businesses, but they’re also investing their time and energy into their communities and dedicating their time and resources to support and mentor those around them.”

Ford currently serves as partner in Blackstream Christie’s International Real Estate, based in Greenville, S.C. He founded Blackstream in 2009 with just three team members. In only 13 years he has built the company to more than 150 team members in five offices with $670 million in sales volume in 2021. He has built the agency through a steadfast commitment to superior client service and a dedication to providing team members with the tools they need to succeed.

Additionally, Elliott is also a partner in SVN Blackstream, a full-service commercial real estate firm. As he guides his company, he focuses on the “next century, rather than the next two years” as a testament to the legacy he wants to leave with Blackstream. Elliott’s real estate empire includes a development portfolio that reached more than $1 billion in active projects in 2022, making him one of the largest developers in the Carolinas.

~Courtesy of

Congratulations to Ford and all of the 2022 Emerging Leaders!