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Founder and President, Ivon Rohrer Jr., recognized over 50 years ago the demand for community shopping centers in the southeast region. Since then, Development-Management, Inc. (DMI) has developed over 40 centers comprising almost 5 million square feet throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. Our core strengths are retail and self-storage as well as future developments and redevelopment. We are, and have always been, a privately-held organization. Our track record for successful investments makes DMI an ideal resource to determine the placement of your next retail location.

The core elements of our business are:

  • The quality and longevity of our product
  • The vision, integrity and experience of our people
  • The promise of our investment


Ivon Rohrer Jr. is the founder and president of DMI. Mr. Rohrer is directly involved with the development, management and leasing of all commercial properties. He is directly responsible for site evaluations, demographic studies and major tenant negotiations. Prior to founding DMI in 1976, Mr. Rohrer worked for 7 years as Vice President of Real Estate and Expansion for Eckerd Drugs.

Mr. Rohrer received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Davidson College and served as a Forward Air Control Pilot with the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He has served on the Board of Directors for numerous organizations including the Southern Appalachian Highland Conservancy, the Charlotte Citizens Veterans Committee, Hynes Sales, YMCA - Camp Thunderbird, and the Boy Scouts of America for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area.


Susan Rose has been the controller, office manager, and corporate secretary/treasurer for DMI for over 31 years. She has years of experience in real estate and construction accounting and is responsible for all accounting functions at DMI. She previously served as assistant treasurer for a REIT, staff accountant for a large private resort, and controller for a 562-unit apartment complex. Susan also operated a small bookkeeping service for several years while raising a family.

Susan earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Drexel University. She enjoys reading, cooking and traveling.


Ivon Rohrer III is the Vice President for DMI and has worked as a Development Associate since 2000. His main responsibilities include new development, the acquisition of investment properties and the financing of all real estate assets. His development responsibilities include site acquisition, construction oversight, and financing for retail and self-storage facilities.

Ivon earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2000. He received two nationally recognized academic and leadership-based full scholarships to attend UNC-CH: the Morehead Scholarship and the National Coca-Cola Scholarship. Ivon attends Hope Community Church in Charlotte and enjoys hiking, fishing and snow skiing.