“I grew up next door to Michael's father David, and I have known Michael since he was a child. I watched him evolve from a successful career in broadcasting, to a chain of retail stores. Michael’s real estate development company has developed many award-winning projects throughout Jacksonville over the last 30 years, and he has made an impressive impact on Jacksonville and its citizens. To me, Michael rises above so many others because he is a stand up guy who always strives to do the right thing. I would highly recommend him for whatever project(s) he feels he is suited for.”
- Jake M. Godbold
Former Mayor of Jacksonville (1978-1987)
"I've known Michael Balanky for many years. He is a Jacksonville native and has done many terrific projects in and around Jacksonville. He is very involved in the community, and strives to build consensus on all of his projects. I would highly recommend him for his character and integrity in any of his endeavors!"
- Tommy Hazouri
City Council Vice President
At-Large, Group 3
"Mr. Balanky has a great vision when it comes to selecting deals and excellent follow through. He is a man of the utmost integrity and I can recommend him as a true professional without reservation."
- John R. Schultz, CEO
The Schultz Companies