Commercial Real Estate Company Balke Brown Transwestern Backs New Double Eagle Development, Multi-Property Platform Targeting Midwest | Company

Commercial real estate company Balke Brown Transwestern backs new Double Eagle development, a multi-property platform targeting the Midwest

Seasoned industry professional Andrew Juiris will lead operations as President

CHICAGO and ST. LOUIS, July 14, 2022 – Double Eagle Development, a full-service real estate development company, today announced the launch of its development platform targeting projects in major markets, primarily in the Midwest. The company is located in Chicago and St. Louis and will focus on short-term multi-family and mixed-use developments. The company also announced the appointment of Andrew Juiris as president, who will be responsible for day-to-day operations. He is based in Chicago.

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Double Eagle Development continues the 42-year development legacy of Balke Brown Transwestern (BBT), one of the largest commercial real estate companies in the St. Louis area, which will continue to operate as a full-service real estate company. BBT is co-owner of Double Eagle Development. The Double Eagle platform was created to build on BBT’s strong track record and expand into other Midwestern markets. Steve Brown, CEO of BBT, and Mike Donovan, Chief Operating Officer, will serve on Double Eagle Development’s Board of Directors.

“Our mission is to deliver successful development strategies, drive value and provide in-depth asset management that results in strong returns and transparent reporting for our partners,” said Mr. Juiris. “We are committed to designing excellence that results in high performance and improves the communities in which we operate.”

Steve Brown, CEO of BBT and General Partner of Double Eagle Development, said, “The formation of Double Eagle will allow our design-driven development brand to expand beyond St. Louis and throughout the Midwest region. . I am confident that Andrew will carry on the legacy of Gary Balke and myself, bringing his unique architectural experience and dedication to quality design, to create successful developments that positively impact communities and the built environment.

Prior to joining Double Eagle Development, Mr. Juiris was Senior Director of Development at Aimco, where he focused on multi-family development and redevelopment projects in six major markets.

Mr. Juiris earned his bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Michigan and his master’s degree in real estate from New York University.

About Double Eagle Development

Double Eagle Development is a full-service real estate development company located in Chicago and St. Louis. The company is primarily active in major Midwestern markets and focuses on design-driven value creation across multiple property types, including multi-family, office, industrial, commercial and hospitality. For more information, visit

About Balke Brown Transwestern

Balke Brown Transwestern is a full-service, employee-owned commercial real estate company. Founded in 1979, the company is dedicated to creating value through commercial real estate brokerage, investment, property management and development services for our clients, investment partners and local communities. As the market leader in brokerage and management services, we offer expertise in office, medical, commercial and multi-family properties. Balke Brown Transwestern’s management/leasing/development portfolio includes more than 60 projects spanning over 7 million square feet. For more information, please visit

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