Our Team

Development Expertise

Paradigm Development Partners is a fully-integrated development firm based in Florida specializing in the acquisition, entitlement and development of large tracts of land. Founded in 2016, we initially focused on providing real estate developers with financing solutions, but soon realized our team had a solid vision for commercial real estate needs in the market. We quickly began to develop our own projects, and have been involved in more than 20 properties in the last 7 years.

Combining industry expertise and innovative thinking, we develop lasting, profitable properties from the ground up. We connect experienced brokers, land planners, architects, contractors and more to bring your vision to life. Our team is proud to serve our local, regional and national customers in commercial real estate, specializing in retail, self-storage, professional office spaces, medical office buildings, and hotel projects.


How We Do It

The Paradigm Way

Combining industry expertise and innovative thinking, we develop lasting properties from the ground up.



We partner with experienced brokers, engineers, land planners, architects and contractors.



We set realistic expectations and timelines, keeping everyone on the same page.



We build a profitable, lasting development together.

We have a clear vision for developing high-quality commercial real estate that provides value for the customer and the community.

Our Team

Clay Town Center Development

David Kight

David is a founding member of Clay County Town Center Holdings LLC and founder of Paradigm Commercial Capital. Prior to establishing Paradigm, he served as Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Akida Holdings, LLC, where he was responsible for operations, supply chain management, product development, and finance. Previously, David was Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of lnMotion Entertainment, a $150 million annual revenue specialty retailer in the airport marketplace. Prior to In Motion, David was President of Kight's Printing and Office Products, overseeing an organization of 100 employees, with annual revenues of $15 million. David serves on the Board of Trustees of Jacksonville Country Day School as Past Board Chair, and a member of the Audit Committee. David also served on the Board of Directors of American Enterprise Bank of Florida until its acquisition in 2016. David received a BS in Finance from the University of Florida in 1988.

Rick Friedman

Rick is a partner in the Clay Town Center development and joined Paradigm in 2017, with more than 30 years of experience in real estate development and investment management, including 10 years with a major national bank and more than 20 years managing the investments of a family office, including interests in real estate development, private equity, and traditional investments. Rick is also a former board member at Haven Trust Bank. Additionally, Rick is a member of the Board of Trustees of Jacksonville Country Day School, where he serves on the finance and audit committees. Since 2012, Rick has been a partner in Joyce Development Group, a merchant developer of commercial real estate projects. Rick earned a BS in Finance and an MBA from the University of Florida.

Emory Ware

Emory is a partner in the Clay Town Center development and joined Paradigm in January of 2018. In addition to his role with Paradigm, Emory is CEO/Owner of TAB Jacksonville and Business Partners Alliance, a business advisory service to small and medium size companies providing Executive Coaching and Peer Advisor Boards to CEOs and Business Owners. Emory is also well versed in capital acquisition, strategic planning, and business buy/sell valuations. With over 25+ years of executive level business experience in banking, he has an extensive background in startups of de novo banking operations. Emory has served in many executive positions in the banking industry over 25+ years, including President of South Carolina for Park Sterling Bank, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Credit Officer for Bank Meridian, and Area President for Regions Bank for the Carolinas and Georgia. He was also a partner in a $70 million petroleum and convenience store company, where his primary focus was on corporate finance, operations, and strategy. Emory attended Western Carolina University where he earned a BSBA degree in Finance and Management.