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Jack M. Balchus

VP of Development

Name any challenge that might come up, in any area of real estate development and construction. Chances are, John M. Balchus has tackled that problem to the ground and stood up smiling.

That’s because, during more than 35 years in senior management, Jack has closely worked with teams across the entire triad: acquisition, design and construction. He’s been totally immersed in the development of more than one million square feet of office and industrial space. That’s just for starters. He’s also had hands-on professional relationships with 20,000 residential units ranging from single family dwellings to townhomes, apartments and condominiums. Of course, that’s when he wasn’t engulfed in helping develop retail shopping centers, hotels, historic renovations, and senior housing communities.

Notably, Jack has also worked with municipal and civic organizations on the design and construction of specialty work-force housing and housing for families in distress, an experience he found particularly rewarding. This is the kind of person he is. Caring, as well as highly credentialed.  

For example, in addition to his work with Kaplan Residential, Jack has overseen development for: Carlton Club, Palm Beach, FL; Inland Ryerson Building Systems, a division of Inland Steel; Sun Trust Bank; Oxford Construction Services, Orlando, FL; and CED Construction, a large national developer of apartment and senior housing communities throughout the Southeast.