Rene and Chase Mallein

Blue River Development provides path from college to full-time job

Blue River Development, LLC is proud to provide Chase Mallein with a career path from intern to a full-time role in Investment Sales and Land Acquisition. This milestone marks the success of a second-generation real estate professional following in his father’s footsteps, underlining Blue River’s commitment to nurturing talent and promoting from within.

Mallein, a 2020 graduate from the University of Mississippi with a double major in banking and managerial finance, first started as an intern with Blue River Development during college. He returned home to Atlanta during summer and winter breaks and worked alongside Blue River Development managing partners Brad and Michael Cooper. This experience helped him hone skills in prospecting and sourcing land and building relationships with builders.

Following graduation, he worked at PwC as an anti-money laundering analyst during the Covid-19 pandemic. After a year, Mallein was invited to join the Blue River team full-time. Brad, recognizing his growing industry knowledge and relentless work ethic, asked him to join the expanding team.

“Chase wears many hats at Blue River,” said Brad. “Chase has grown into the important role of investment sales, and his impressive network and dedicated follow-up make him a point of contact for numerous company operations.”

Mallein’s father, Rene Mallein, serves as the Atlanta Division President at Century Communities. Growing up in the industry has provided Mallein with an extensive network of contacts and industry insight. Mallein’s exceptional relationship-building skills have broadened his professional network, proving invaluable in creating opportunities for Blue River Development.

“My favorite part of working for Blue River Development is working with Brad and Michael; they are like second fathers to me,” said Mallein. “Despite being the youngest team member, I am treated equally. Being connected to many powerful individuals, including land bankers, for advice about the industry and my career is an incredible advantage.”

As a full-time team member at Blue River, he assists Bobby Stamps in the Investment Sales department, packaging deals for end-users and builders, marketing them to potential partners, and managing interactions to maintain the company’s strong relationships.

His father’s achievements, including winning the Century Cup and his career progression over the past years, inspire Mallein. “Watching him excel motivates me to get out of bed in the morning. I’m lucky to have him as my main mentor,” said Mallein.

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The Blue River Development team has over 20 years of experience developing and acquiring nearly $3 billion in residential, multifamily and retail projects. The firm’s achievements are driven by its ability to provide and catalog the most up-to-date market intel, the ability to execute on that data and its accountability to clients and investors.

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