The Team

Our staff represents 50 years of combined experience in the field of commercial retail real estate development and management. We maintain the highest standards for quality and customer experience at every facility we manage. When you work with our staff members, you’ll find the same high standards reflected in each of them.

Richard Chase Palamar, President and Founder

Richard Chase Palamar, President and Founder

Rick has over 35 years of experience in the commercial real estate development arena. He began in the appraisal field, rising to the position of partner with Rogers and Taylor appraisers in New York. He later relocated to North Carolina for the role of vice-president with Barnett Properties, a regional development firm. Rick established Chase Development Company in 1985, and is responsible for overseeing the acquisition, renovation and development of new projects for the company.

Rick is a long-term member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, and is active in his community of Henderson, North Carolina, where he has served in leadership roles with The Church of the Holy Innocents, the local private school, Kerr-Vance Academy, and the Henderson Family YMCA. He is a graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, where he majored in economics.

John H. Palamar, Executive Vice-president

John H. Palamar, Executive Vice-president

John joined Chase Development in 2011, after five years working as a leasing agent for BPG Management Company, where he shared responsibility for marketing and leasing a 4.5 million-square-foot industrial, flex and office portfolio.

At Chase Development, John is responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations, including leasing and property management, as well as being responsible for evaluating, negotiating and acquiring new properties and development sites.

John is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and holds a real estate broker’s license in North Carolina and Georgia. He is a cum laude graduate of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, where he majored in communications and minored in Latin American studies and Spanish.

Amy P. Knott, Vice-president, Director of Development

Amy P. Knott, Vice-president, Director of Development

Amy joined Chase Development in 2004 as director of development, specializing in new site development and leasing. Prior to joining Chase, Amy’s real estate career includes nine years with the leasing department of Fast Fare Convenience Stores; 10 years in resort real estate sales; and 12 years as a real estate paralegal with concentration in property title searches and loan processing.

Amy holds a real estate broker’s license in North Carolina. She graduated from Louisburg College with an associate degree in business.