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Blackfish Capital is a privately held investment company focused on affordable and workforce housing. Our investments are located in the greater Seattle area, where Blackfish invests in multifamily and commercial real estate. Over the coming years, Blackfish Capital will build 500 affordable and workforce housing units in the greater Seattle area.

Blackfish Capital is dedicated to supporting the local community and contributes to a number of area charitable organizations. 

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Johnny Vong is the President of Blackfish Capital, a privately held and family owned real estate investment company. He sets the overall direction of the company. Specifically, he works on strategic growth, acquisition, and philanthropy. He has been a contributor to Forbes Magazine and serves as Board Trustee at Willamette University.


Johnny has been investing in real estate for more than 15 years. For the past eight years, he has focused on ground up new construction projects, including multifamily, townhouses, commercial, and retail properties in Washington and Alaska.

He has developed complex commer­cial shopping centers, as well as single tenant buildings for national brands such as Starbucks, DutchBros Coffee, and Burger King. Before real estate development, he was a Management Consultant at IBM and PwC, where he focused on financial modeling and technology. His consulting clients have included Microsoft, T-Mobile, technology startups, government agencies, and non-profits.

A first generation American, his parents are ethnic Chinese and Vietnamese descent who fled Vietnam during the 1970s as refugees. Being the first person in his family to graduate college, he truly believes in the American Dream and the power of real estate to provide financial wealth and freedom.    

He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Willamette Univer­sity, where he was awarded a full scholarship from the Gates Founda­tion. He also attended Harvard University on a full scholarship, where he received a Master’s degree in Public Policy with a concentration in Public Finance.

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