Michael Balanky is a third-generation Jacksonville native with strong ties to the area’s business, governmental and non-profit communities. Mr. Balanky has a strong track record in land development, land acquisition, entitlements, construction, and environmental remediation. He has shaped Chase into a company that succeeds by carefully selecting only premier development locations. In addition to his real estate activities, Michael serves on the board of directors of several of Jacksonville’s most notable companies and is very active in the non-profit sector. He is also a founding member of the Jacksonville Chapter of the Urban Land Institute.
More than twenty years of consistent quality project delivery have made Chase one of Jacksonville’s leading real estate companies. With a number of award-winning properties to its credit, Chase Properties continues to innovate and redefine quality. A recognized development authority, the firm’s staff is composed of dedicated, collaborative professionals who work with the best architectural, engineering and construction firms to create great places. Chase specializes in high-profile, mixed-use projects including transit-oriented developments (TODs) and public-private partnerships, with an emphasis on urban-infill incorporating healthy living initiatives.
VICE PRESIDENT, BROKERAGE & DEVELOPMENT
Michael McGowan is a fourth-generation Jacksonville native. He graduated with honors from the University of Florida with a degree in Economics and minors in Business and Real Estate. Before joining Chase in 2014, Michael worked as a Leasing Advisor at The Shopping Center Group in Jacksonville. He has driven several projects over his tenure under direction of owner Michael Balanky, and specializes in such areas as site acquisition & development, commercial leasing, age-restricted community development, investment sales, & property valuation. He was an integral part of the team for "The District" developer, a $500m mixed-use project, as well as the $100m+ retirement community "Parkland Preserve" at the World Golf Village, a 30-acre medical facility for Baptist across from Rayonier's "Wildlight" Community and several other retail and residential developments throughout the greater Jacksonville area.
Affiliations: Michael is a member of the Urban Land Institute, International Council of Shopping Centers, ICSC Next Generation Committee Member, CCIM Candidate, Bergstrom Council - Regional Director of North Florida, Florida Association of REALTORS®, Northeast Florida Multiple Listing Service, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida.