David W. Kornblatt, founder of the Kornblatt Company, of Baltimore, has been named chairman of the board of the commercial real estate company.
Kornblatt began his career as a real estate broker in 1951. After establishing the David Realty Co., he renovated and managed homes and apartments in Hampden, Harlem Park and South Baltimore. In the late 1950s, the company renovated four three-story buildings in Harlem Park under the first FHA Rehab Pilot Project in the country.
After selling the company in the 1960s, he turned to full-time selling and leasing of commercial and industrial properties. In 1963, he formed Kornblatt and Fenneman with Lawrence Feneman Jr.; in 1964, the Kornblatt Company emerged.
As a Downtown Partnership Management Authority board member Kornblatt was involved in the start of the Baltimore City Economic Development Commission, the forerunner of the Baltimore Development Corp.
Kornblatt is past chairman of the Counselors of Real Estate Chesapeake Chapter, and has served on the boards of the Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors and the Suburban Club.
David W. Kornblatt
Education: Bachelor of Science in business from the University of Maryland.
Resides in: Baltimore City
Daily commute: 5-minute drive/10 blocks
Most recent vacation: Northampton, Mass., to see family.
Most recently read: “The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir” by Bill Bryson
Favorite food: Crab cakes
Favorite quotation: “Bless you all real good.” — Louis Goldstein