Michael Balanky



Michael Balanky is a third generation Jacksonville native with strong ties in both the business and non-profit community. As the President and CEO of Chase Properties, he has owned and or developed a number of high-profile companies and properties in North Florida including Deerwood Lake, San Marco Place and Kings Avenue Station.

After over 20 years in the real estate development business, Michael opened Riverplace Realty to cater to the  residential needs for buyers, sellers and renters in the greater downtown areas. This office now serves as the luxury home, condo, and apartment connection for places like San Marco, downtown, Riverside, Avondale, Lakewood and more. Whether you are looking to buy, sell or lease, his licensed real estate agents will help service all of your real estate needs.

Riverplace Realty associates are members of the NORTHEAST FLORIDA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. For more information on why to use a REALTOR® click here.



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Michael McGowan

Sales Manager


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 Riverplace Realty in 2014, Michael worked as a Leasing Advisor at The Shopping Center Group in Jacksonville. He is an active member of a number business organizations in Jacksonville, including:

  • Northeast Florida Multiple Listing Service (MLS)
  • CCIM Candidate
  • Bergstrom Council – Regional Director
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • ICSC Next Generation –  North FL Committee Member
  • Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Northeast Florida






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